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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +626/560 ft
Total: 85 riders
 

Mountain Biking Green Lane

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#56 of 294 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#2,113 in the world

Tons of trails both doubletrack and single track mostly singletrack, lots of loops can't really get lost. Great
views of the water, from many of the trails.

First added by brocksaylor on May 3, 2010. Last updated Apr 30, 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
Heading North on 663, from Gilbertsville or Pottstown, take 663 about 5 miles from Wawa in Gilbertsville,
Knight Road will be at the top of a hill, there is a light make a right, there are 3 parking lots located on Knight
road they are all to the right hand side when heading from 663 North, park in any lot...
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Green Lane, Pennsylvania

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  • Dennis Melahn
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    Was lookling for a beginner-intermediate loop trail. I guess I should have done more research/reading. The Red trail with Hemlock and Honeysuckle were flowy and entertaining. I guess it is late in the season as I didn't experience the horse dropping issue others had complained about. Good views of the water almost the whole time. Blue trail is marked as intermediate however once you go east of the Hill Road access area it became a steep rock garden that was beyond my capabilities and endurance level, especially at the end of the loop. I lived thru it, however, had I known the level of difficulty I would have ridden Hill Road to get around that stretch of trail. Not a fun way to end a pretty good day.

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  • JoeMRoberts
    *****

    Red trail is fast and flowly, blue trail is more technical with stream crossings and climbs, orange is the most technical but shortest with lots of rocky sections. You can make a good loop out of all 3.

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  • Leather
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    Dont need to come back here. I could have a more enjoyable mt biking experience riding around in my overgrown yard. Also there are actual dangerous elements of this trail that are just plain negligence on the part of whoever takes care of this mess.

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  • trekcarbonboy
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    Green Lane is the Best trail system in the BuxMont area. There are 18 miles of trail with at least 14 of that being singletrack. Are they groomed trails? Heck no! The singletrack that parallels the red trail is mostly smooth clay with lots of roots that runs along the lake (Honeysuckel trail) and weaves into the 3 different groves of cedars on the north side of Knight rd. Definitely the best trail for beginners.
    The Blue trail is gnarly rocky and challenging. 90% singletrack. Then you cross over to the Orange trail. By far the shortest section but definitely the rockiest. Not for beginners that's for sure.
    The Green Lane Park Trail Care Crew (on facebook) has been meeting once a month to address the muddy sections and have built a few new trails through the cedars. The park management has supplied us lots of tools and our own shed, so come out and help.
    If you are looking for beginner trails that are overly-groomed yet still so muddy that it's closed 6 months a year go to Nockamixon. If you want some more serious riding, Green Lane is the place to be. Just be ready to bunny hop the horse crap.

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  • Josh Gellock
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    Overall, I give Green Lane trails a 2 out of 5 stars.

    The good: The park offers beautiful scenery--especially in the fall. I could see beautiful views of the water and trees almost the entire time on the trail. The trails are marked well and there are kiosk maps along the way. Parking lots are well maintained and portable bathrooms are available.

    Cons: If you're looking for an IMBA-grade system, this isn't it. I rode the red, blue, and green trails. These trails were designed for hikers and equestrian users. Problems I found along way included trail erosion, extremely steep and sustained climbs, and even hazardous sections (monster roots and rocks, Very deep and tall "V" shaped sections, "dirt stairs" in some sections on climbs, poorly armored fall line crossings with rocks that will stuff your handlebars into your torso if you're not careful, etc.). What's even more frustrating is that these issues could have been avoided with a better design or even some reroute projects. This park and trails have such incredible potential that it was really disappointing to see the things that could have been. The maintenance crew should have a talk with the RideNox crew.

    All in all..
    Was it a terrible ride? No.
    Was I happy I checked it out? Yes.
    Would I make a trip again? No.
    Can you do it with a hardtail? Yes.

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  • Lenny R
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    great trail!, starting this trail I didn't expect alot out of it, review stating trails were not manicured or marked. turns out all false, very clear trails with plenty of map stations.
    as far as trail conditions, I'd say about a 1//4 of the 17 mile loop I did was double track. very fast trails if ur an experienced rider. also a good handful of technical spots. worth the trip!!

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  • Chris Demarco
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    This is a combination of rails to trails and awful, unmaintained single track trails. Be prepared for thorns and raspberry bushes in your face as well as horse manure on the single track trails

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  • Eleanor Vallone
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    Does anyone out there realize that many miles of single track trails have been abandoned by Green Lane park management in recent years? I would like help addressing this issue. There is no way we should be giving back to nature miles of trails we already (as county residents) bought and paid for. Contact me if you or your group would like to help.

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  • patrickmcl74
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    Great run that takes you along Green lane lake. Trails were marked well with paint but at times was confusing where there was a trail split. The Blue trail has a bunch of steep climbs so start of on the orange trail where it is flatter but has a few rock gardens to crawl through, then head over to blue once you are warmed up. Definitely a place to add to your wish list.

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  • ***

    Overall enjoyed the ride today but was hoping for more. When I say "more" I mean more single track mountain bike trails through the woods. We parked in the first parking lot on knights Rd when you come from rt29 and crossed the street to pick up the Red trail. As other people have said there were some spots to jump in to the woods along the red trail, but overall it seemed like mostly horseback riding trails that you can ride a mountain bike on as well. Again, nice ride but didn't like the fact that we had to keep looking for the type of tails we like to ride. Would rather have gone somewhere that is primarily designated for mountain biking.

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  • MKantor93
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    Has some decent trails, some easy tracks which you can head off on some more technical stuff. The orange loop is rooty and rocky with some good climbs.

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  • Champpron
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    Green Lane does have a mixture of trials. Starting at the Knight Road parking lot cross the street to pick up the Red trail to head west and go counter clockwise around the lake. The red trail is made up of loose gravel, which is not the greatest to bike thru, but then there are parts that are hard packed dirt. The trail is very open . The hard packed dirt sections are narrow and single track size, but with grass fields on both sides. This is good for teaching beginners without the fear of hitting any trees. There are some elevation changes for some challenge. There are a couple of wooded trails that will run parallel to the red trail and will intersect each other. One such trail is the Honeysuckle trail. The trail has nice views of the lake. For really nice views take the harder wooded trails. The red trail ends with a paved section that runs next to Knights Rd and over a bridge with great views of the lake. The red trail is 5 miles 1 way. If you are beginner, I would turn around and take the red trail back. If you are adventures and have some skills you can connect to the blue trail. The blue trail is definitely more challenging. There are lots of rocks, roots and hill climbs. There are also a bunch of expert sections that are well marked by caution yellow signs. I am an intermediate rider and had to walk thru the expert sections. Maybe someday I will try them. You can follow the blue trail around the lake and end up at Green Lane Rd where you make a left and follow the perkiomen trail north. At the end of the perkiomen trail, make a left onto the Green lane connector trail. This trail is paved but you have to climb a huge hill for a mile. Continue looping counter clockwise around the lake. This will put you on the red trail to finally end back up at the Knights parking lot. This loop is about 12 miles and 2,000 ft vertical of climbing. With a few breaks it took me 2.5 hours for a good workout.

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  • *****

    Great place to ride, these trails offer something for any level of rider. My favorite loop starts at the Knight Road Lot closest to Rt 29. Head counter clockwise on the Red Trail and contine onto the Blue Trail, a 12 mi. loop. The Red Trail is mostly flat and open but has many places to cut off into the woods. The blue trail offers some intense climbs and technical sections. This place has it all.

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  • bfoxtrot
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    Parked at Knight Road entrance. Took a few of the Red trail segments and had a great time. Rather easy riding with some elevation changes but not a very technical trail. Doesn't seem to have much foot traffic so you will fight through some longer grass during portions of it. The wooded areas are pretty well maintained and clearly marked for an enjoyable ride.

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  • ****

    The orange trail is bisected by Snyder road; the mile or so east side is a fun & fairly technical loop of its own, with some rock gardens, short steep sections, roots, etc. West of the road is hard: really rocky and wet, doesn't drain well -- at least the part I rode before I turned around.

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  • ****

    The blue trail is almost all singletrack; there's a steep & loose half mile (as noted on the park map) plus about half a dozen very difficult gullies/creek crossings; the approaches are marked with warning signs. Some great sections! Red trail has some (easy) singletrack but mostly doubletrack. Much flatter than blue. These trails plus connectors is about 13 miles. Go counter clockwise starting on blue to do the best & toughest riding first, then fly through red. Nice views; I'll be back.

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  • jaeheme
    *****

    It's draining surprisingly well given the amount of snow we've had, and that it's really spring. There are some wet spots and the fields are pretty soft, but it's very rideable around all of the red trails. I didn't venture onto the blue trails, so don't know their condition.

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  • ktrego
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    It seems that some of the people who review these trails obviously have only ridden the red trail. I ride/run these trails 3x/week for years. Red trail is a solid, fun trail to ride. Mostly smooth single, not too many areas with rocks or roots. It has the most horse crap, by far, of the trails. The blue trail has lots of technical areas, but has a lot of smooth single with rocky/root areas here and there. Many steep ravines. I am no expert, but I wouldn't tackle half of 'em. The orange is the shortest, but the toughest ride. It has great single areas, but has lots of rock beds and railroad ties.

    Red-intermediate
    Blue/Orange-advanced

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  • 4stroboys
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    We took the orange trails from the parking lot off of Perkiomenville road. It was marked as moderate but was extremely difficult. I do not recommend this trail unless you are an advanced rider.

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  • Santokie
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    Beginner to intermediate trails that are mostly dirt with some roots and little bit or rocks. Gradual downhills and uphills but nothing too crazy. Great view of the lake but some areas can be tricky so take your time. Beware of horse crap since these trails are mainly horse trails. I would enter the trails off Knight Rd and stay on the Red trails markers.* Review edited 10/26/2010

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