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Level: Intermediate
Length: 16 mi (25.7 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +368/349 ft
Total: 75 riders
 

Mountain Biking Jacobsburg Park

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#175 of 297 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#8,596 in the world

Has everything from Beginner to Advanced. The more technical trails have rocks and roots to negotiate. You will share some of the trails with horses and hikers. MUCH BETTER when it's wet out!!! Most of the beginner trails are gravel and fairly flat. Trails are marked. You could literally spend all day here. Nice trails, good scenery and good exercise. It is possible to get lost, so visit the information center in the parking lot if you are not familiar with the area.

First added by cdino23 on Oct 4, 2009. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Allentown/Bethlehem, PA Take 22E to the Rt. 191 Nazareth Pike exit. Make a left at the end of the off ramp. Take 191 to the light at Easton Rd (Pass the Nazareth Speedway on left). Make a left onto S Broad St (2nd light). Follow S Broad until you see Jacobsburg Rd on your right (at the top of a slight hill). Make that right onto Jacobsburg Rd and follow. At fork in the road keep right onto Belfast Rd. Look for parking lot on the right.
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  • emanhansabo
    *****

    It seems like the reviews for this trail are from first time folks .. I've been riding here for decades and highly recommend this trail system for a good workout .. not overly technical BUT one could easily ride 2000 feet of vertical if your familiar with where to go ... in a couple hours .. just a great go to place to escape and burn some calories .. a good flow and vibe .. yes .. watch out for the horse shit though

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  • Loki512
    ***

    Good trail system with a mix of terrain and technicality. The main loop south of Belfast Rd is mostly service road type stuff with dirt/gravel and short grass a little hilly with some mild-moderate climbs, but is kind of boring. the northern areas get more technical with forested areas, roadway crossings and a few rocky ups and downs. Obviously used primarily as horse trails throughout, so watch out for droppings.

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  • colyssa
    ***

    It's a nice clean trail. Definitely a fast track as it is relatively smooth and there are a lot of trails that have gravel base. Signage is not that great as you could be riding on a trail and then the next sign indicates that biking is not allowed. Hikers, bikers and horseback riding is also share with hunters as there are a good bit of areas that allow for hunting mixed in. There are some areas that will make you work but for the most part the hills, flats and turns have a nice smooth flow. It would take a couple of visit to find the good singletracks because the main paths are what appears to be access roads.

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  • Asim126
    ****

    Good beginner park. The outside loop, as described by previous reviewers, is a mix between gravel, dirt, and grass. Be prepared to share the larger trails with horses, runners, hikers, and people walking their dogs. I'm relatively new to mountain biking so I didn't stray to far off the main circuit. I did take a couple short single track courses and found them challenging and fun. This would be an ideal place to learn the basic skills of mountain biking while still being able to push and challenge yourself. The multiple points of entry to the main circuit also makes it easily accesible from any road that borders the park. Definitely grab yourself a trail map or drop a pin before you head in if you have never been here.

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  • expat.rik
    ****

    Easy to intermediate, fairly flat trails. Some nice, fast and flow'y sections. The real challenge is to avoid the insane amount of horse poop on the trails.

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  • AvocadoAtrocity
    ****

    The trail has a little bit of everything.
    With the More Difficult trails to the north.

    It's basically an Easy circular track (where you'll see people riding horses), with More Difficult trails branching off (where the trails get considerably narrow, rocky, and rooty).

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  • Trailcat
    ****

    Great place to learn to ride. Variation of trails from gravel path to singletrack. Good exercise as there are some nice climbs.

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