Kirby Park Bike Trails - TRAIL

Kirby Park Bike Trails - Trail, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Trail runs thru wooded land near and around the river. Trail is being expanded and when finished will be able to ride thru woods and dike for about 20 miles

User Reviews (6)

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Judith60   Cross Country Rider [Jun 24, 2010]

The dike system is a great place to ride a bike. Paved and beautiful scenery the entire trail. ONE BIG PROBLEM I ride trails every where, and do over 1500 miles a year, but nowhere in any city are the people as un-educated about the main rule, which should be posted along the trail.-----RIDE/WALK ON THE RIGHT AND PASS ON THE LEFT.I was just up at forty fort dike on 6/21/2010 and three girls were running across the dike in a row and would not move to let my husband and I pass correctly. If I hit this girl for not moving, will I be responsible for her lack of having a brain.

Customer Service

Start in Hanover Township and ride the entire trail to airport. BEAUTIFUL

Similar Products Used: Back Mountain trail.
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5
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2
Ted   Weekend Warrior [Jun 26, 2007]

I usually do not ride up on the levy in Kirby Park, only so I can get to the back trails. The trails between the levy and the river are actually pretty good. There is an area of dirt jumps that a lot of dirt bikers and quad riders like to go. If you are the type of rider (like me) that likes to go over jumps, the dirt bikers don't mind and they are usually courteous to other riders. (Actually, the dirt bikes and quads crap up the jumps much more than a mountain bike ever would.) Sometimes it get swampy down there, but most of the time the conditions are pretty good.

Oh, and as a word of advice, stay on the trail. There are areas that just look like hard cracked ground that are off trail that are actually just dried mud. At these places the ground sounds hollow and under it is deep, soft, smelly mud. My brother road over one and what looked like a patch of moss on it, well, wasn't. The top half of his bike and his entire right leg went into the mud.

Customer Service

There is a dirt/gravel road leading into the woods that eventually segues off into some single track. This single track gets pretty curvy and through some high-growing vegetation, but the path is completely clear. This single track then leads to the dirt bike/quad area. This area is pretty fun to ride around for a while. On the other side, the trail leads to the end of the levy in Edwardsville, right across from the Long John Silvers and K-Mart.

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3
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3
Francis   [Nov 29, 1998]

Trail can be made to suit many skill levels based on how far up river you decide to travel. If you wan to stay in open areas that's OK for beginners or it gets really challenging the farther in the woods you go. But just a note it is mostly flat land as it is near the river. A good place to go especially if you live near Kingston and don'd want to travel far to ride.

Customer Service

Park on road, ride over dike, trails near the river.

Similar Products Used: Lehigh Gorge Trail, Switchback Trail (both near Jim Thorpe)
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3
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joe mangan   [Jan 10, 1999]

I have one word for this trail, flat. Don't get me wrong, It's an ok trail to hit when you can't get anywhere else, but I know of many trails within minutes of Kirby Park that have evrything; climbing, sweet descents, singletrack.The trick is, those who know about these trails keep it to themselves, but I'll tell you where to go, just email me at joe_mang@geocities.com , and maybe I can get a couple of friends and show you the best trails in the Wilkes-Barre area.

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2
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Bry Jonson   [Mar 31, 2002]

This trail is great. works better if you have suspension mountain bike.

Customer Service

From the where the dike starts near cross valley, on the dyke to behind price chopper, cut down the dike and the trail is hidden but makes very good off roading follow the trail all the way past the train bridge and you can end up near plymouth. Very good off road

Similar Products Used: Rickets Glenn (Red Rock on Route Old 115
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4
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Steve vital   [Mar 31, 2002]

Its flat and it doesnt always smell great down there. Quads and dirt bikes often go buy and a lot of times there is drunks down there so its not the most peaceful trail. i think it needs to be cleaned up. A lot of trsh laying around and the trail is kinda thin and in mid summer your riding with wall to wall weeds on both sides of a very thin trail.

Customer Service

start in kingston at dike parkinglot

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1
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JeffSkisMontana   [Nov 03, 2002]

This is a ride the whole family can enjoy! The route is paved bike path for almost all the way to rt. 11 in Edwardsville. Plenty of spots to get off the levy and ride in the woods along the river. My children can handle all the sections of this ride. There are places to stop and get food and drink along the way. We rode out and back and then took a short road route to find the other side of the levy route that goes in the other direction. We ended up in Forty Fort just past the airstip. Once again, the whole family will enjoy, lots of great views on most of the trail. Forty Fort side.

Customer Service

Take the Cross Valley Expressway. Get off once you have gone over the Susquhanna. At end of exit ramp, take a left and go over the Expressway. At next stop sign take a left and then another left into the Levy parking lot. Start by riding the levy toward Kirby park.

Similar Products Used: Lehigh Trail in Whitehaven, Seven Tubs, Pa Gamelands, Giants Despair, Narrow Gauge Rail trail from Mountain Top to White Haven or from Mountain Top to Giants Despair(Wilkes Barre).
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4
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