Jacobsburg State Park - TRAIL

Jacobsburg State Park - Trail, Bushkill (close to Nazareth), Pennsylvania

Any where from very beginer to intermediate singletrack.

User Reviews (29)

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Holly-Tony   Weekend Warrior [Oct 20, 2013]

We're up for the weekend from Delaware. The local bike shop recommended this park after cautioning that Big Pocono State Park 38 was under construction. The reviews we read seemed to indicate that this was a somewhat easy park but the bike shop guy said there was definitely challenging terrain and single track. OK, that may be, but we found the trail map and markings very confusing and ultimately we probably ended up riding around less interesting trails (mostly the Homestead Trail, aka Blue). The problem is that on the same trail there are spurs off of spurs all marked in the same color, and some disallow bikes but don't give any alternative out. At the very end of our day, we accidentally came across a different group of trails that was probably more interesting (Jacobsburg/Red Trail) but didn't have time to ride it.

Customer Service

Rather than park in the parking lot marked for the Environmental Center, continue down Belfast Road and park on the gravel lot right before Jacobsburg Road. From that lot you can get to the Red Trail and Yellow and Green Trails as well. At least there's a lot of ground we left unexplored for next time!

Similar Products Used: Come down to Delaware and do the White Clay Creek/Middle Run area. It's very flowy and tons of fun.
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3
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3
Fuel_ex_5.5   Downhiller [Jun 26, 2010]

I started dowhnilling at this park, when you first enter the woods there is a fun little downhill section. further down you reach a bridge with like a spiderweb of trails and it seems no matter which one you choose it takes you back down to that bridge. There is also a fun creek you run into after this one downhill section and if your goodenough you can make it across:)

Customer Service

follow the trail until you reach a bridge with a couple trails branching off. Make a right and you should cross over a few woodenbridges, make a left at the end and there is a gap in a bridge you need to hop over and around the turn is a creek you NEED to ride through

Similar Products Used: Blue Mountain, andthis trailoff 611 (cant remember name) but it was an insane ride
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5
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4
carltontrek   Downhiller [Jul 07, 2008]

Level of difficulty: moderate-to-medium.
Trails are shared with walkers/runners, horseback riders and hikers...
Variation in difficulty provides "recover" areas.

Customer Service

The deeper you bike, the more fun/challenging the trails become.

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3
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3
carlk   Weekend Warrior [Sep 25, 2007]

Wow! This trail network is so different from the variety closer to the NY metro area (Blue Mt, Ringwood, Sprain Ridge, etc.) In NY/NJ, it's all about clearing obstacles. Here, trails are fast and flowing. It's all about riding fast! While I like the places I mentioned, we really don't have an area like this, and I wish we did.

Customer Service

We tried them all. Some trails are perhaps too easy and flat, but as we got further from the parking lot, the challenges increased. Trails closest to the stream are perhaps most fun.

Similar Products Used: Jersey areas: Allamuchy, Ringwood, Lebanon
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4
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2
JJFenner   Cross Country Rider [Jun 29, 2005]

Lots of riding to be done here. You can really move on some parts of these trails. Stay off the gravel unless you need a break or are looking for another trail. I try to ride the park once every week or two. Lots of rocks, roots, some decent turns. Its not the most difficult set up of trails but i've ridden everything and this suits me just fine. The trails are well kept and everything is clean.

Customer Service

Go to the environmental center on Jacobsburg road and get a green map off the road. The map lists the main trails- you have to find your own. All of the trails on the map are clearly marked in the park. There are other trails and little stints throughout the park that you have to find on your own. Go south past the envir. center and take a left over the concrete bridge and park there on the left. You can go into the system right accross the street and that parking lot is pretty much in the middle of the trail system.

Similar Products Used: Camelback, Glenpark, My house
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4
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4
Frank   Downhiller [Nov 26, 2003]

This is a great trail system. There is something for every skill level. I think there is only 5 hard climbs. Its a great place if ur the kind of rider that like to ride fast.

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5
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3
Shawn Schrader   [Jan 05, 1999]

Alot of single track. Railroad beds. Rocks. Creeks. Hills. You name it, you got it. Even a Lungburner!It is possible to make a nice routine that will get you about ten or eleven miles with everything under the sun involved. Take your Camelback!

Customer Service

Any on the biking side. One side is for walking. Be careful not to invade, it is frowned on, even if by mistake. Any route on the biking side is good because you have so many options in order to vary your ride.

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5
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john   [Jan 24, 1999]

I ride here only in the winter/coldest times because it gets less snow than where I live and when the temps are fairly moderate this place gets packed. Nice place for a family ride though.

Customer Service

The farther you go from the main lot the better it gets.

Similar Products Used: Go north to Stbg to cycle board sports and ask 570-424-8437
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1
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Tom Eschenbach   [Mar 09, 1999]

Over 30 miles of trails, most very smooth, fast, and easy. Most of the best trails are not known by visitors. Find a local.Our normal 22 mile route has a 1 1/2 mile hill, about 15 logs, 2 streams, 2 fast downhills, and some very fast cruising. This place has awesome potential as a mountain biking funpark, though it lacks the technical stuff.The park is shared by horses and hikers, so keep groups small, and dont be a jerk.

Customer Service

You gotta head away from the main park to fnd the good stuff. Most visitors just ride the main loop of cindered, water barred, lala trails. Find the singletrack across the creek, the hills above, and a helluva good field climb that takes you to Henrys woods for a fun little Downhill.

Similar Products Used: Check out TEKENING
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5
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Myke Chlebowski   [May 20, 1999]

After a good rain there are some hidden trails that are chock full of mud and great hills that are fairly difficult when they get wet and slick. Trees are left in the middle of trails where they fell and rocks pop up after dirt washes to make a great run. Streams are great to cross to cool off your legs (unless your like my buddy Kresge and like to fall off your bike half way through).

Customer Service

Pass the main parking until the stop sign. Park there and ride over the bridge and drop in on the left of the road.

Similar Products Used: All trails Except for the walking ones...ohhhh they don't like that at all...you could even be fined if a Park Smokey catches ya, trust me.
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