Betzwood Park - Trail, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Betzwood Park - Trail, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

awesome tight single-track with many trails breaking off of the main two-track. About 8 major streams that you can cross and many EXTREMELY tight sections that are EXTREMELY fun to ride.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 27, 2010]
Tempobon
Weekend Warrior

Not a bad trail system for a beginner. Need to get into the center of the trails and find the elevated single-track. it is the most technical part of the park and not a lot of room for error. Lots and lots of roots, a few creek crossings, decent amount of mud and a few surprisingly high logs. There are a couple quick ascents and decents but if you love long climbs, this is not for you.

Customer Service

Get off at Trooper 363 and go towards the river, park in Betzwood. Go to the far end of the parking lot and eneter the gravel path, a few hindred feet in go up the hill to the right and follow the trails to the left.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 20, 2009]
m0untain man99
Weekend Warrior

Sweet off limit trail network close to the roadbiking path on the north side of the river

Customer Service

I live on Mt. Misery so I ride down from there, past the ruins and the spring, to the intersection of 23 and 252. I cross 23 and ride the multipurpose trail (paved boring thing for roadies and runners) for about 3 miles, then turn left right before the visitor center. A short ways down you will see a sign saying bikers dismount. Ride through there and across the rickety wooden bridge along 422. Then turn left on the pavement and ride until you see a break in the fence, about .5 miles. Once in there, its impossible to miss great single track, logs to ride over, some turned into jumps. A little farther along are some major creek crossings and some are over a foot or two deep. The trail is never too far from the roadbiking trail, so you can turn around and take that back or continue to Pawlings road and cross there, then pick up 23 and ride back.

Similar Products Used:

Wissahickon

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 17, 2007]
Ranger Rick
Racer

When I get my head out of my ass I will be looking for you.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 02, 2007]
basheduppiece
Weekend Warrior

Awesome trail. Great fast singletrack. I had a blast crossing the streams and riding over logs. Wanted to do more, but dusk was falling. Took a nice spill tryin' to make it back before dark without light. All in all if you like fast tight single tracks, not to technical this is the place for you.

Customer Service

I followed the route from that everyone else said on here.

Similar Products Used:

Spring mountain, Valley Green

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 02, 2007]
basheduppiece
Weekend Warrior

Awesome trail. Great fast singletrack. I had a blast crossing the streams and riding over logs. Wanted to do more, but dusk was falling. Took a nice spill tryin' to make it back before dark without light. All in all if you like fast tight single tracks, not to technical this is the place for you.

Customer Service

I followed the route from that everyone else said on here.

Similar Products Used:

Spring mountain, Valley Green

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 16, 2007]
xterraoldman
Cross Country Rider

Except of the fact that the trail in the picture has a sign at the trailhead that clearly states "no biking" this is a good trail. The actual trails really worth riding in Betzwood are all off limits to mountian bikers, even though it's the mountain bike community that built them and maintains them. Until the park service it's head out off it's @#$, ride at your own risk.

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French Creek

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 19, 2006]
BShow
Cross Country Rider

10 miles of Smooth, relatively flat Singletrack. A couple moderately technical spots, but most of it is not very technical. Its a nice after work ride if you're in the area.

Customer Service

I usually do a 7 or 8 mile loop 2 or three times after work. Its nice to hammer and actually get some cardio fitness out of MTBing for a change.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 13, 2005]
hypermac
Weekend Warrior

Just started biking last April. I ride this trail a few times a week. What's best about this system is the sheer number of interconnecting trails. You really do have the ability to mix it up. I often ride some of the stretches twice, once each direction. Depending on witch direction your moving, the experience is different each time. In other words, its like a big puzzle where all of the pieces will fit giving you a different image each time. Fun place and a couple of solid stream crossings.

Customer Service

Typically I'll start out turning left through the fence break of the paved trail about .5 mile up from the parking area. I'll hit the trails on this side of the power lines in various combinations. I'll cross the power lines (There are a few worn trails that'll bring you into the woods on the other side-look for them) and hit those trails. You'll find the stream crossings here. Then I'll work my way back across the power lines toward the river and hit the river trail going east towards the parking lot and mix up another loop. Also, if you cross the the 422 pedestrian bridge and turn right after it dumps you on the dead end road, you'll see a gate on your left. Go through the gate and down the hill. There's some pretty good single track there. At the beginning, you'll run into an area that's been blocked off due to an asbestos hazard. Go around it by climbing up the RR embankment and going down the other side. After a while the trail gets pretty tight along the river but still fun nonetheless. Eventually you will make your way to a spill way and tunnel behind Washington's HQ inside Valley Forge Park proper. Pop out out of the woods and make your way back riding the paved multiuse trails- It'll give you some good hill work if nothing else.

Similar Products Used:

Valley Green, Fairmount

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 12, 2005]
TwilightZone
Weekend Warrior

Going west on the paved Schuylkill River Trail from the Betzwood picnic area, you come to a break in the fence after maybe .5 mile. Going right takes you to relatively flat singletrack trails that criss-cross all over the place. They are short and all lead back to the paved trail eventually. Some of them go through dense shrubbery with thorns, so those trails weren't as much of a thrill. This is a great place for those new to mountain biking to start out. If you go left from that fence break it takes you to more challenging singletrack, so after you get used to the easier stuff, try this. If you continue town the paved path until the fence ends, there's a trail off to the left that leads to more singletrack and down to the trail that runs along the river. If you follow the river trail west, once you cross a wooden bridge, there's a trail to the right. Follow it up and then turn left at the next trail junction and this will eventually take you to abandoned stone buildings which served as George Washington's commissary. Really neat history. This trail continues down a dirt road onto a narrower path and eventually to the end of the park where you make a left down singletrack to the river trail. You can then follow that back to the parking area. Nice easy way to kill an hour or two.

Customer Service

Route described by previous reviewer is right on the money.

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For beginners and easy riding, ride the paved path west to the end where it links up with the Perkiomen Trail, which alternates paved and gravel and goes 20 miles north up to Green Lane Park, where there are more trails. Or go east on the paved path down along the Schuylkill to Manayunk.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 24, 2005]
wutangtim
Cross Country Rider

this is a place i did not expect to find singletrack but i assure you its there. very non technical trail system that is like a spiderweb. Lots of criss crossing trails. I'm still exploring this place becuase i've only been here twice but i found a creek crossing and some other fun stuff. worth your time if your close. watch for deer-there are many due to its proximity to valley forge.

Customer Service

trooper road south to betzwood picnic area if your coming from philly or: if your coming from reading take the oaks exit to egypt road north. make right on to pawlings road, make left on to audobon road, right on to trooper road s. straight to betzwood. take the paved trail towards oaks and you will start to see the trais of to the right. explore away

Similar Products Used:

heavily populated area. most trail are paved

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
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