Pennsylvania Mountain Bike Trails
Trail Distance: 10 miles
Dificulty Level: Intermediate
The trails at Nockamixon State Park are nestled on the edge of Lake Nockamixon, resulting in rolling, flowy trails with no seriously steep climbs. These trails are a blast for beginners and advanced mountain bikers alike. The trails are smooth and flowy with the occasional technical rocky section or stream crossing. Many man made features such as berms and tree rides make this a great place to work on your skills. The trails create three loops, making it easy to customize the length of your ride. The views that come with ripping down trails right next to the lake are to die for. Other spots around the lake offer scenic picnic spots and boat rentals, making Nockamixon the perfect place for a short evening ride, or an all day excursion for mountain biking, picnicing, and a paddle on the lake.
Please Note: Nockamixon will close the trails to mountain bikers if the trails get too wet to avoid trail damage and errosion. Keep an eye on the RideNox Facebook page for trail condition updates.
Trexler Nature Preserve
Trail Distance: 8 miles
Trail Difficulty: Intermediate
The trails at Trexler contain smooth singletrack, winding berms on downhils, rollers, and plenty of manmade features. The singletrack sections can also connect to wider fireroads for longer rides. The singletrack is fast and flowing going down, but there are some decent climbs that are rewarded by nice views. These trails drain extremely well and can be ridden immediately after rainfall.
Trail Distance: 16 miles
Trail Difficulty: Beginner
Jacobsburg is the closest mountain bike trail system to our shop. Located in Nazareth, the trails at Jacobsburg are a combination of singletrack and doubletrack, the single track is a little more technical and will contain some rocks and roots. There are plenty of gravel and flat beginner trails. The main loop south of Belfast Road is mostly wider service roads while the northern sections get a little more technical. Be on the lookout for hikers and horseback riders who share these trails.
Trail Distance: 36 miles
Trail Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
Designed by mountain bikers and built by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake is a premier single-track mountain biking trail system located near the town of Huntington, Pennsylvania. With 36 miles of singletrack the trails in the system were designed and built to provide sustainable trails for a variety of human uses including mountain biking, hiking, trail running.
The Allegrippis Trails are arranged as stacked loops, giving the user the opportunity to plan a route as short or as long as they would like. There are nearly endless combinations, so even riders who come back time after time have the opportunity to use a new route each time.
Although the trails are rated "easiest", "moderate", and "most difficult", they can all be safely traversed by users of all skill levels. Dirt Rag Magazine hosts their annual Mountain Bike festival Dirt Fest at the Allegrippis trails each May. This is the place to go if you are looking for a weekend mountain bike getaway not too far from home.
Trail Distance: 10 miles
Trail Difficulty: Advanced
Built and maintained by the Valley Mountain Bikers, 'Sals' is part of Walking Purchase Park in Bethlehem. The terrain is challenging, with many rocks and technical descents. The trails are best ridden counterclockwise from the trailhead at the eastern end of the parking lot down towards the northeast, and then moving west and circling back.
Trail Distance: 12 miles
Trail Difficulty: Advanced-Expert
South Mountain in Emmaus is one of the more technical mountain bike trail systems in the region. With plenty of rock gardens, and big rock and root sections, South Mountain is a good challenge for advanced mountain bikers. It contains many tough climbs in addition to tough terrain. This is a great place to work on your technical mountain bike skills and get a good workout at the same time.