Bonner Park - Trail, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Bonner Park - Trail, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

Crazy insane! some of the steepest hills i have ever ridden! truely a place you could mess your a$$ up at! you'll be haulin a long and next thing you know your plunging down a massive tight hill!! CrAzY I tell ya!

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[Nov 30, 2010]
bmxsk8dubc
Downhiller

This place was CRAZZY for a wile me and my friends built the free ride place there and it got to be big and alot of fun... but they came and took it down. Like what ass holes to come and ruin our fun.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 09, 2008]
rooster1
Weekend Warrior

Just did this ride and found it to be a good quick workout. Good climbin and fun decents. I'm a beginner mtb'r and had not problem, though I backed out of one steep decent. It needs more riders to be on this trail but probably won't get because it is so short. I'm going to be spreading the word so we get more riders on this trail.

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 18, 2008]
mxb448
Cross Country Rider

So yeah....about the dirt bikes (which I thought are not allowed there being its state park lands). If you get past the guy 8 sizes too big for his Honda 90cc dirt bike putt puttin around, its a great place to pedal...IF your local. Please dont waste your time making the trip. I only do it b/c I live in Thornton, PA. If you have a DH bike, there are two nice drop offs, one 10' flat landing, and one 15' on the side of a hill. Theres also a wall ride and some other jumps. As far as trails, they are weak! Also, some bulldozer took a dump on some of the trails by the historic site and covered it with crushed stone....gee, real fun to ride on...NOT. More climbs than descents.

Customer Service

All

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WCU South campus and Brandywine Creek

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3
VALUE
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4
[Dec 26, 2007]
JSAUL
Downhiller

These trails are fun but very short. I've ridden these trails once or twice, they are primarily used by dirt bikes and 4wheelers which are a bit more fitting for these small loops, less annoying and boring when you don't have to pedal back up these hills. Not worth the trip if your not local. I would recommend going to the Wissahicken if you have a car. This spot is probably most popular for being a good place for high school kids to park and do the (explicit deleted) those crazy kids do.

Customer Service

its off of locksley road which is only accessable from one side b/c the bridge right next to the rr tracks(and parking shoulder) has been demolished and is being rebuilt.

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Wissahicken is awesome get lost have fun find your way out before dark just don't get jumped and or bike-jacked, WCU Trails are just as weak dont waste your time unless your in the neighborhood

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RATING
3
VALUE
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3
[Aug 08, 2007]
tortfeaser
Cross Country Rider

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 01, 2006]
P.A freerider
Weekend Warrior

we should all go thier one day and help build some trails and jumps and new stuff to ride.

Customer Service

any

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any

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 31, 2006]
hardtales
Downhiller

I loooove the Quarry. Yes, it's small - if you want distance, just do a few loops. I could stay in one place & hit the jumps all day, but maybe that's just me. Even a BMX bike would be good here. This place has such potential. It's already good. With a little work, it will be great. To whoever placed that log and built the gap jump over the trail: I love you! That gives you sooo much more speed into, and launching out of, that low section. To whoever is building the log bridge and set of doubles: I love you! There are so many other features that can be exploited... uprooted trees, boulders, rock piles, pits... just gotta build them up and link the trails.
The rain definitely clears the steep sections nicely (for your acid dropping pleasure - cue up the Drums), but leaves lots of debris everywhere else. And after all the rain we've had this month, well... we brought a saw today, and spent more time moving trees than riding.
Anyway, get out here and ride it!

Customer Service

1- Take the green trail to where it dead ends at the blue trail, but don't turn... go straight ahead and launch off the boulder.
2- Heading uphill on the wide trail that ends on the cul-de-sac on Blossom Hollow Rd, keep an eye out to your left for an easy-to-miss trail. That takes you down a tight, windy ride, over several fallen trees and ends up by the Frazer farm ruins (watch out for hidden rocks in the tall grass at the end).

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 25, 2006]
bpfulton01
Weekend Warrior

These are decent trails if you just need to spend a little energy, but there really not much more (1/2 hour to see it all). There are some really steep hills in there...and alot of potential for big hits and drops if you want to build your own! There are a few ways in from the tracks, and then its easy to find you way up around either side of the quarry. There are only a couple ways I can climb up, but a bunch of different ways down. There isn't much for technical, besides alot of loose downhill sections, but worth checking out if your local.

fyi; although this area is a "non motorized only" park and quite an historic area, you will find that most trails are 4-wheeler tracks. I happen to know some of the locals who swear they're families have been riding those woods for generations, on dirtbikes and 3-wheelers. They tell me that suddenly a park sign appeared at they're trail head, a few years back, then a development swallowed the other half of the track. They feel much the same way many mtbrs did when they stole Mt. Misery at Valley Forge, or shut down Ridley Creek to mtbr traffic. Anyway, you may see a quad if you ride it enough. Besides obvious damage to some trails, they are pretty respectful of bikers.

Customer Service

Follow any previous directions

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 09, 2004]
mntbmx
Racer

it needs more jumps. when you just get up too the part were the cliff is that is a good jump but there are not alot of jumps. lots of hills fun trail even on a bmx bike dmn 4 wheelers

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 30, 2000]
Tortfeaser

This place is really known as The Quarry" because it is actually an abandoned turn-of-the-century stone quarry you are riding around. It was dug out of the side of a mountain rather than just straight down like today's quarries. The trees have long overgrown this place so you ride under a very dark and shady canopy. This place is actually very historic. There is an old ruin of a colonial plantation towards the back of the park that the township is preserving so please don't fuck with it or take the artifacts that are lying around. Many of the trails go through or over ruins of turn-of-the-century industrial buildings. If you don't look you might not even notice them due to the thick forest, but if you ride this trail you should take a look around every once in a while to soak up the history. When you get to the top of the quarry go to the edge and check out the views. Well, enough of the history lesson. Now for the trails. The actual trails are very short. The entire loop is only a couple of miles long. This is certainly not a destination weekend ride but is great for the after work ride. It usually takes about three loops to get a good workout. It is all single track with tons of hills. In fact the whole thing is one big hill. You ride up one side of the quarry and down the other. Sound boring? Well, these hills are pretty damn steep. There is a very gradual climb on the back side of the quarry and a much more steep ascent on the front side. They are not the only ways up, but they are the only practical ways to the top. Technically there is a way to start at the top but that kind of defeats the purpose of riding this place. Once at the top, catch you breath, check out the view and pick your way down. There are many acid drops waiting for you. "Acid Drops?" what the hell is that? Straight shot downhills my friend. They are big and hairy. Go with a friend, because after you wreck and break you leg you will need somebody to haul your ass out of the woods. These trails are all incredibly technical. Their condition degrades weekly because they are all pretty much straight down so every rain storm takes another huge chunk out of them. Good luck. Oh yeah, one last thing, and please don't laugh as this is actually a local legend. Some of the locals have reported seeing ghosts in the woods at night and others have reported run-ins with a sasquatch like creature. I guess at this point all I can say is ride at your own risk.

Customer Service

Technically this place is called Bonner Park, but ask any local where Bonner Park is and they will go, "Huh?" The real name of this place is simply, "The Quarry." It is located in Glen Mills. Since there is a working quarry in Glen Mills there is also some confusion as to which one it is. So where is it? I am not telling. Yeh I know that is kind of a weak move but the reality is that this place deserves to be a hidden gem enjoyed by only the few. If you are desperate you can drop me a line.

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3
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