Prompton State Park Dam Trail - Trail, Prompton, Pennsylvania

Prompton State Park Dam Trail - Trail, Prompton, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

The trail is for the most part singletrack.The main red trail goes around the lake is about 9 plus miles.

The outer trails marked in yellow blue white green & white again are about 12 plus miles.The tricky part is at rhe north end where you come out,ya have to cross rt170 and make a left in to the Rc airport parking lot.

The trail can be picked up again at the far end,look for the red on the tree.ya take that trail all the way back to the main lot,or look for the white a little ways in on you`re right up the hill.That will take ya all the way back also.The back side of the lake trails, yellow blue white&green are all off the main red trail and come back to it at many crossovers.All these trails can be ridden in any direction,and yes all these trails are all open to mountain bikes.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 16, 2010]
Tim
Weekend Warrior

Prompton State Park is a great trail for intermediate to advanced riders. Go to www.friendsofprompton.com and we have two versions of trail map that can be printed. Friends of Prompton are also on Facebook, so check it out!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 05, 2010]
beav700
Weekend Warrior

Typical Pennsylvania trail. Rocks, rocks and more rocks. Except for few smooth section in the pine forest, most of the trails are slow and technical. I did more damage to my bike on few trips to Prompton than I did riding for the last two years at Stewart Airport, Highland Lakes, Blue Mountain, 909 (trails in Hudson Valley). Trails are easy to fallow, well marked and are well maintained. Not a lot of climbing. Most hills are under a minute of hummering if you can stay on the bike. You have to ride all the trails from both side to really enjoy it and to know which way to climb a trail and witch way to take it down through rock gardens. Not a lot of riders or hikers present. Avoid riding alone and you might want to switch to platforms from clipless for this park. Muddy after rain.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 22, 2009]
goldsbar
Cross Country Rider

Only had the opportunity to ride twice while I was in the area on vacation. Crossed the dam and took the trails at the end (hemlock trail, bone trail, red to end of lake, cliff trail, rode back on road so didn't try west side). Lots and lots of really nice singletrack somewhat technical at points. Usually real singletrack, Trails are really well maintained. You might stumble on a technical section but you'll be up and riding in another two feet. Generally not a ton of elevation gain at one time but plenty of ups and downs to keep riding interesting.

Sounds like five stars so far. Here's why I only gave it four and thought of less. Significant parts of the trail go through dense undergrowth that at times contains thorns. I'm talking real deal thorns like on rose bushes. My arms were ripped to shreds and I had to pull a few thorns out. In all fairness, this summer is setting records for rainfall so maybe it's not usually this bad.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 23, 2009]
Stereo Steve
Cross Country Rider

I love this trail system. I've ridden it 8 or 9 times this winter/spring and it just begs you to come back. There is a little bit of every thing: twisty single track, moderately difficult rocky descents, stream crossings, more rocks, roots and some decent climbs to get your blood pumping. What I most like is how well the trails flow and keep you moving forward. Built up on a steep slope allows for some great roller coastering through the technical sections. You really need a couple days to do the whole thing. I usually do the loop around the lake plus a ride into either the south east trail above the damn or into the north east trails along the waterall and the cliffs (cliff trail, blueberry, sidewinder) The cliff trail has some good technical rocky sections along the top of the uhhh cliff. There is even a pretty sick side trail that descends down the rock face. I tried and didn't get very far, some hairy drops and rock formations. Plus, I think there are bears living in the caves along the route as I smelled the putrid stench of something dead eminating from one of the larger caves..beware. Also beware of poison ivy, wear high socks and have zanfel on the ready. Great place.

Customer Service

Either Park in the parking lot near the damn or on the north east entrance where the old road lead in.

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merli

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 17, 2008]
Joe Bonz
Racer

Awesome! Sweet singletrack, like Allamuchy on steroids...every part is ridable. Only rode the Red trail (loops the whole lake), rocks, roots and hardpack...downhills are a lot of fun. Uphills, well they're fun too, but hey...they're uphill...Recommended for intermediate and above, but you never know until you try! The courses are well marked, even have a few picnic benches if you decide to stop and take in the scenery!

Customer Service

Red trail, although limited time did not allow for further exploration.

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None yet!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 26, 2006]
WolfmansBrother8
Weekend Warrior

Sweet singletrack!! These trails were well kept and had lots of built up stone creek crossings! Really fun! Not recomended for beginners!

Customer Service

Any

Similar Products Used:

Mountain Top

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 12, 2005]
Guitarswheelies
Cross Country Rider

Had the pleasure of riding this trail again yesterday for the first time in a few years. Good news is its BETTER than I remembered! Lots of well maintained twisty single track with great flow.Was really dry up there though. Its a mix between mostly decidious and some coniferous forests. The pine forest stuff has soft trails with cushhy pine needles on the ground. The other stuff has lots or rocks, but they are very flat here and are quite interesting. Generally, except for the climbs its fairly fast. The woods are quite open too, with low ground cover only. The last section between the model plane field and the parking lot is killer! Its really fast and challenging. If this was closer I would ride it much more often!

Customer Service

Start in at the dam and go around the lake.Keep turning right! Eventually you'll hit the cliffs and drop back down to the lake. Go out to the highway for a short run and then through the model airlplane park. Take the singletrack back to the parking lot.We couldn't find any maps at the park.

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Fell mountain, another great trail with more climbing.You can see this mountain as you pass Carbondale on Rt 6.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 11, 2004]
mikeelikesit
Weekend Warrior

This is some of the best riding around, easily on par with Fell Mountain or Jim Thorpe. Trails are uncrowded and well maintained. Sections of rocky technical singletrack, rolling meadows, tight woods, creek crossings...just plain fun. It does get muddy after rain, but so does anywhere else. The lake is also great for canoeing or fishing and the picnic area is really nice as well.

Customer Service

Giant map posted in the parking lot is easy to remember. You can ride the west side of the lake or cross over the top of the dam to right the loop trails off the main trail.

Similar Products Used:

Merli Park (Fell Mtn.), Lackawanna State Park, 7-Tubs Natural Area, Mountain Top, Jim Thorpe, North Mountain, Hubbard Mountain

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 10, 2004]
burban
Weekend Warrior

I first tried the Promton trail back in 1996 when I purchased my 1st mountain bike. The trail really was not known back then and therefore it was not even marked. The only reason I knew about it was because I worked for the Army Corps of Engineers at the park as a summer job during college. The trail has come along way since then thanks to volunteers and the people at Northeast Sports. For maps and info on the trail stop in and see them on Main St. in Honesdale. My 2 buddies and I tried this trail for the first time last week since 1996. All I can say is WOW! The trail system is excellent. Their are now clearly marked signs and trail markers to keep you going in the right direction. I do not think this trail is for the beginner. If you take a newbie on this trail you will basically turn them away from the sport of Mountain Biking all together. This trail is meant for the rider that wants very technical trails, uphill climbs, and rewarding rocky downhills. Make sure that you bring toolkits etc.. with your bikes. If you have a part on your bike that is ready to go, it definately will on this trail.(It has already cost my friend a tube, and a chain). For me the Prompton trail signifies the pinnacle of MTN Biking trails in NEPA. I don't think that you will ever get bored. If you do just wait until it rains heavy and the technicality level changes. Prompton keeps you pumped for the rest of the week and yearning for your next ride.

Customer Service

Start out across the dam and keep making righthand turns.

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N/A

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 10, 2004]
hootie76
Weekend Warrior

It is some of the best mountain biking experiences I have had. If you enjoy single track, and technical riding, this is a place to check out. It's a well balanced park. In other words, there is some uphilling, but soon to be compensated with excellent downhills. It is well maintained and marked. I would never be able to understand or imagine how many hard working hours it took to build this park. This place is the best kept secret. Again prompton is a technical park and seems to be made that way. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of areas you will be able to turn on the after burners.

Customer Service

There are many routes to take and many branch offs. My recommendation is to start off by going over the damn. begin on the trail at the end of the damn. Unfortunately the begining is uphill. Just keep riding to the right and stay to the right the whole ride. after going through I think the 3rd open field make left at eagle pass. There should be a cool swimming hole there to cool off. From there you can take the partially paved road to 170S and do a little road ride back to the damn if pressed for time. If not hop back on the trail to the damn.

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I've rode Glenn Park in stroudsburg many times. Glenn Park can't wave a stick. To many hikers, dirt bikes and fire roads. It's worth the hour trip north.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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