Pohopoco State Park - TRAIL

Pohopoco State Park - Trail, Blakeslee, Pennsylvania

The trails are anything from wide atv trails to tight single track. There are many differant ways or options to ride the park. Best bet is to hook up with somebody or join Peterson Ski & Cycle for their Thursday night ride. Call [717] 646-9223 for info.

User Reviews (6)

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Tim Roof   Weekend Warrior [Apr 29, 2011]

The ride starts out with a smooth climb on the entrance rode up to the fire tower. Once you reach the top the views are great. From there you descend from the peak of the mountain. If you stay on the entrance road your ride will be mainly smooth, but there are some descent climbs. Once you leave the main road anything goes. Rocks, sand, various elevation changes and technical areas make this a great place to ride. This park is not condusive to your average rail trail rider that wants a smooth ride. Once you pick up a trail off the entrance road you will be pushed. The rocky descents are great.

Customer Service

I have only rode this trail once for roughtly 6 miles and only hit a small portion of the trails here. Definitely a place you need to ride a few times to determine the best routes to take.

Similar Products Used: Just moved to the area, but looking forward to exploring this trail more and others in the area.
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Cycle Nomad   Cross Country Rider [May 15, 2006]

I ride this trail mainly when I visit family in the area. If I lived here I'd probably ride elsewhere most of the time.
It's very rocky and very hard on bike parts. It's a worthwhile ride if you into a bit of pain, but beginners should steer clear of most of the trails here or they may be discouraged.

It would help if you rode this area on a full suspension rig. I ride a hardtail here but wouldn't reccommend it.

The place is severly well marked and there is not much singletrack that I could find. Others may be poaching the hiking only trails and calling them singletrack.

Check for photos, I'm going to post a few.

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Chad Harvey   [Jul 12, 1999]

Great area for a morning ride or a longer intensity daytrip. Pohopoco abuts state game lands and the area is absolutely honeycombed with ATV, snowmobile, hiking, and biking trails... not to mention numerous fire roads. Afer leaving the parking area I didn't see a soul for four hours. There are several points of interest to ride to such as the Dilldown Boulder Field (really COOL!). Various trails allow for a rider to custom tailor a route based on preference and skill level (e.g., if you have to bring the not-so-expertienced girlfriend or significant other along).

Customer Service

On the right side of route 115 South approximately 1.2 miles south of the Pocono Speedway

Similar Products Used: Jim Thorpe... but c'mon. That's the mecca of Eastern PA mtn biking.
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James Felix   [Jul 16, 2001]

THink park has some real nice trails, and some real bad ones too, I have a sportsman 500 and it has great suspension, but the rocky trails were a pain. The fast track parts of the trail were great.

Customer Service

RT 80 to Blakeslee exit, go about 5 miles on 115, from 80, make right into parking lot South approximately 1.2 miles south of the Pocono Speedway

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ROB   [Jul 07, 2002]

TRAILS ARE WELL MARKED (PROBABLY THE BEST I'VE EVER SEEN), AND ARE VERY ROCKY IN SOME AREAS. HOWEVER, THE DIVERSITY IN TERRAIN MAKE THIS PLACE A LOT OF FUN TO RIDE, JUST WATCH OUT FOR THE LARGE MUD PUDDLES.
AS YOU START OUT THERE IS A FUN CLIMB THAT GETS YOU WARMED UP FOR THREE SEMI-TECHNICAL DOWNHILLS, THEN THE TRAIL EVENS OUT FOR A BIT WITH SOME FUN UPS AND DOWNS. TERRAIN CHANGES FROM ROCK TO DIRT TO GRASS TO SAND FREQUENTLY. THE FINAL CLIMB UP JACK'S ROAD TO THE FIRE TOWER IS A LUNG BUSTER! IF YOU GET A CHANCE, CLIMB THE FIRE TOWER. AFTER THAT, MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THE ATV TRAIL BACK DOWN TO THE PARKING AREA...IT'S THE LONGEST AND MOST CHALLENGING DOWNHILL IN THE PARK.

Customer Service

ROUTE 80 TO BLAKESLEE EXIT (SAME EXIT AS JACK FROST / BIG BOULDER SKI RESORT), GO SOUTH ON ROUTE 115 FOR APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES (PAST POCONO SPEEDWAY ON THE LEFT), POHOPOCO STATE PARK SIGN IS ON THE RIGHT. FOLLOW ACCESS ROAD IN FOR 1/10TH OF A MILE AND TURN LEFT INTO PARKING LOT. BEST TRAIL HEAD IS NEAR THE YELLOW GATE ON THE DOWN HILL SIDE OF THE PARKING LOT BY THE BOULDERS.

Similar Products Used: BIG POCONO STATE PARK, NEAR CAMELBACK SKI AREA (ONLY 10 MINUTES AWAY FROM POHOPOCO).
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Link   [Aug 03, 2002]

Do you like riding on rocks...well then this is the trail for you!!! It was hard to find a trail that didnt have rocks. I wouldnt even ride a four-wheeler here. The only rideable trail was the access road. Ride the access road out of the parking lot, to the left and up, and up, and up hill to the look out tower.It is the highest point in the county. Climb the eighty foot look out tower for a great view...
Dont go out of your way to ride this trail!

Customer Service

Take I-80 to blakeslee, Jack Frost/Big Boulder Exit. Take 115-S past Pocono Raceway. The Park is on the right about 1-1.5 miles down the road.

Similar Products Used: Ride the gamelands behind Camelback instead...there are rocks there but the trail is cool. Stop by The Loft on the way to get a free map (you'll need it). Its a better mix of trails.
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