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Level: Advanced
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 25 riders

Mountain Biking Bonner Park

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#92 of 294 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#3,412 in the world

On the right side (west) over the bridge, it's fairly innocuous. About a mile of trail, fairly flat. Some log-overs, mud, small creek crossings, riding between Chester Creek and the old Penn Central railroad.

On the left (east) over the bridge it's a lot more interesting. 3.5 miles of trail that lead up a steep hillside that was part of an old limestone quarry. Side trails break off from the main trail forming the network. Big log-overs, (some close to two feet with no build-up), steep drops/climbs, rock gardens. Very important for beginners considering this trail: there are NO RIDE-AROUNDS at most of the obstacles and techy spots. Crashes are inevitable if your skills are weak.

Trails are fairly well marked, and it's impossible to get lost here. If you're unsure of where you are, work your way downhill and follow the creekside trails back to Locksley Road.

This is not a good summer trail. In late spring briars start to heavilly overgrow the trails, and ticks are everywhere. Prepare accordingly...

First added by LVolz on Apr 5, 2008. Last updated May 10, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Rte. 926 between West Chester and Rte. 352, turn south down Cheyney road toward Cheyney University. At the end of the college campus, turn left onto Creek Road. At the first stop sign, turn right to stay on Creek Road. Chester Creek will be on your right. Look for Locksley Road bridge less than a half mile from the stop sign. Park at any road side pull-off and ride back to Locksley Road. Cross over the bridge, and the trail will be on both sides of the road.
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  • Woof Dog

    Not sure this is a review , I'm a 50 yr old rider . I grew up in the mill across the street from Bonner Park . I now ride and build pedal assist bikes ,I have a heart condition . When I was in my prime ,my friends and I built those trails in Bonner Park with quads 3 wheelers and dirt bikes . I like hearing that you younger guys find the trails to be a challenge . When I was younger there where a lot more ,mile's and miles clear up into the next town . . If your a DH rider , park at the train station and ride up to Blossom Hill drive and enter the park at the top . There is a few trails down to the bottom . I still ride across the street but enjoy Beaver Valley much better

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  • Jaboman101

    (I would give a 4.5 if i could)
    I thought Bonner park is an amazing trail system. It has all the ingredients for a good trail. A few jumps, some rock gardens, some flowey sections, and a berm. Although I would stay clear if you are a first-time MTBer and it is a great place to test your skills. Lastly, the trail system is huge. Would go again.

    PS-It takes 3-4 hours to complete whole system.

    PPS-I think MX and Quads should be allowed, they didnt hinder they experience for us, and the bigger tires expand the trail and crush weeds.

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  • mnesline16

    Best trail I have ridden so far. It was hard to find the trail head but its a great trail with many technical challenges. Roots and rocks are abundant. Trail has very little compromise--its either short steeps or winding slowly elevating singletrack. I consider myself intermediate, and even some is too challenging to attempt while alone as I am unfamiliar with PA. I definitely cant wait to do the trail again, so many different offshoots to keep it exciting and varied the whole ride. Only problem is big logs that are hard to cross and overgrown brush. Definitely reccommend to anyone looking for a fun ride!!

    Park at pump house or gravel by railroad tracks. Trail head is marked by a sign hidden in woods, about .2 or .3 miles south of Railroad crossing. Its an old bridge accessed on the left when heading North from the pumphouse. Very rocky

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