Green Lane - TRAIL

Green Lane - Trail, Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

The parking lot is big and it can be hard to find the trailhead. The trail is mainly for horses, so look for the markings with a picture of a horse.

The trail is made up of loose rocks and not vey fun for the first mile. You will cross a road and have to find the trail again (not very obvios where to go). The rest of the trail stays close to the reservoir with some nice views. The trail is not too technical most of the time, but has some treacherous parts. There are a few streams that feed into the resorvoir that have a steep downhill followed by a steep uphill that can be tough.

Cross Knights Road bridge over the reservoir and continue on the other side. Some of the trail is deep gravel for horses and sucks to ride through, but doesn't last for long. Honeysuckle trail is a very cool 1-2 mile stretch of the ride. At this point you can catch the red trail as well. Take Knight Rd to 29, make a right, make a right on Hill Rd and go a crazy steep hill to get back to the parking lot.

User Reviews (20)

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Vespasianus   Cross Country Rider [Nov 28, 2016]

I used to think Green lane sucked. Really. Then the blue trail opened up and was able to be re-connected to the red trail.Then the orange trail was found and has been improved. Green lane is an absolute gem and a hidden treasure. The blue and orange trails are everything you want in a trail. Nice climbs, nice downs, jumps, rocks, roots. Everything. Wish they were longer but you can't have everything. Oh yeah, and nice views.

Customer Service

Before I took my son to Salisbury for the first time, I took him on the blue and orange trail 5 times. He said it really helped him get ready for the trails in Salisbury.

Similar Products Used: Lots. Salisbury, Wiss, High Rocks, Belmont, Nox. All fantastic trails. All the MTBers in the area should take time and really appreciate the great trails that you have access to. I have since moved and miss the area terribly.
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Craig   Cross Country Rider [May 26, 2015]

It's been a while since the last review of these trails so I thought I'd add my input.
There are now 17+ miles of rideable trails. Blue, Red, Orange, White. All are now well marked. There are several small loops off of the main loop that are easy to miss if you don't know the place. Still takes a while to dry out after a rain. I think it's one of the best trails in the area. Very underrated.
Beware the entire Orange trail is very technical and is not for beginners.

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5
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4
swanneext   Racer [Dec 30, 2011]

Being from Virginia, we didn't know where to go other than what was on this summary, but the directions were right on and, yes, the trails were a little wet and muddy but there was enough dry trail to make it very fun. We rode from the Hill Road Day Use area and took the Blue Trail west. The ranger, who was very nice and helpful, explained that there was only one section of the Blue Trail closed to biking. The rocky, rooty and hilly trails were awesome and I'm looking forward to going back on my next trip to Philly...on to Wissahickon tomorrow.

Customer Service

Blue to red looked good but we didn't make it too far today. Be aware that the one short section of Blue closed to bikers makes it impossible to get back to the boat landing parking lot at Hill Road day use area if that is where you parked. The only way back is on the road and the ranger strongly suggested staying off the road and doing an out and back.

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Mark   Weekend Warrior [Dec 11, 2011]

I was here last week. Very muddy even 5 days after rain. I was interested in the Blue trail as the previous reviewer described. Despite being easily the best trail in the park, there are still some signs prohibiting biking. I followed up with the park ranger via email and his response is paraphrased as follows: "..that part of the blue trail is posted for no bikes... However, in the future we are planning on trying to modify the trail to allow bikes. Please keep in touch to find out when that may be. Thanks. Mark Shope, Green Lane Park Supervisor." So any locals with time to spare should make themselves known to Mr. Shope. They can open up faster if the MTB community can offer up some volunteers.

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3
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Mark Oscar   Cross Country Rider [Nov 03, 2011]

The Blue Trail is now open! This is an awesome trail!

Park on Knights Road or at the boat launch off of Hill Road.

Plenty of technical creek crossings and challenging uphills.

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4
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psuman   Cross Country Rider [Aug 28, 2010]

We rode the RED trail and dogwood trail. I had a good time. It was nice to ride something new. Very pretty ride and got a lot of good exercise.

It is fast and twisty. A couple decent climbs and some rooty sections.

Customer Service

I only rode the RED & DOGWOOD trails.

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4
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john.wilkinson@datacon.at   Weekend Warrior [May 27, 2008]

Yes the Blue trail is closed to bikes and this is the best trail in the park. It’s a very nice hike by the way.

The RED trail is a mix of gravel paths, double-track along grassy hills and some moderate single track through cedars and along the lake. I would classify the entire trail as beginner to intermediate with almost no technical logs, jumps...

Trail impressions:
- Nice trail for a moderate non-technical ride.
- Lots of horse $*it. It's everywhere in the summer and not as bad in the colder months. Get use to it because it's unavoidable!
- Trails take quite a while to dry out. This will be one of the last places to dry out after heavy rain.
- The park really seems to embrace the equestrians, heck they even have their own campground and jumps set-up along the way.
- While the park doesn't discourage bike riding, they don't mention the word "bike" in their entire brochure and it seems like they are just putting up with mountain bikers and would rather us not be there.

So overall if you want a fairly easy ride with a few ups and downs, roots, rock… and don't mind dodging horse flop, this is a nice 10 mile ride.

Customer Service

Turn off Rt 29 onto Knight Rd and the parking area is about 200 yrd on the left.

Similar Products Used: Wissahickon, Pennypack, Highrocks, Corecreek, Middle Run DE, French Creek.
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3
Rider18960   Weekend Warrior [Dec 02, 2007]

The BLUE TRAIL HAS BEEN CLOSED! This is really bad news because it was by far the best trail in the park. For a while the signage indicating that it was closed was lacking, so you could fake it and say you didn't know. Now it is marked as closed EVERYWHERE. Apparently some kid killed himself a few years back so they think the rest of us should not ride at all. I guess we should feel lucky that they don't apply that same logic to cars.

If you are an experienced rider, I don't know that I would recommend even coming to Green Lane for the other trails. There is very little technical on the other trails and what little there is only lasts a mile or so. It is still a good place for beginners, particularly if they are fond of horses__t.

Similar Products Used: It is a bit of a trek, but the new trails up in Allentown at Salisbury Walking Purchase are good for the technical rider.
Also up that way are the trails on Lehigh mountaintop, which have some crazy jumps and other man-made obstacles that will challenge your expertise.
Betzwood used to be OK for intermediate riders, though I admit I haven't been there in a while so it may not be as good as I remember it.
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2
babioc   Weekend Warrior [Sep 22, 2006]

I have to disagree with the folks that are saying this trail is hard to follow. If you ride the entire 10+ mile loop you will cross Knight rd a few times but it's easy to get back on. I think it's a nice mix with technical loops all along the way, some decent hill climbs, and nice views of the lake.

Customer Service

I've only ever started from the parking lot on Knight rd closest to rt 29. We followed the maps recommended direction and start the ride directly across the street form the lot. That

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louieharris   Weekend Warrior [Sep 06, 2005]

Rode there for 1st time as an after work ride with my girlfriend. We only rode half the blue trail and honeysuckle trail because I read the damn map wrong. She is a beginner and this place was perfect for her. There are no real big hills and not very techinical riding. The honeysuckle trail is awesome but very short, like 1 mile. We rode it back and forth 3 times which made it a little longer. It reminds me of Tsali in North Carolina. Off camber trail next to water. Pretty sweet rolling terrain with some challenging roots. I want to ride this again and cover the entire area. Someone local should carve some more singletrack and this place will be even better. But it is a great after work ride for an advanced rider. (I ride Wissahickon in Roxborough (Philly) 3-5 times a week and need a break. The rocks are killing me!)

Similar Products Used: This site needs to add more rider descriptions. I do not fall in any of the those categories.... Someone send a memo or something...
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5
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