Thanks. Yeah, I didnt think there was much out this way. Evansburg looks like the best options - 4 miles or so from my office to the northeast corner of the park. I'll spin over there when things dry out and have a look around. It sounds like there are some "MTB trails" but the majority is horse trails and hiking trails - i.e. not exactly legal.JST169 said:I live in North Wales. There are no proper trails within Lansdale that I'm aware of. The closest that I can think of would be at Evansburg State Park (about 10 miles away), though I'm not sure of the legality of those, nor have I ever ridden them. Supposed to be enough for a quick spin. Maybe other know.
Other than that, there's Valley Green (Wissahickon) at about 15 miles from the Turnpike, and Valley Forge (Betzwood) about 12ish miles away. Valley Forge trails are also questionable from a legal-to-ride standpoint.
Unless you've got a long lunch break, these options aren't so hot. There are good roads not far from you if you do the road thing.
I've never been to Green Lane, but have heard good things about it. It's not like going to FC or Wiss, but I'm sure it would be nice for a lunchtime or after work ride. As one other poster said, it can get muddy. This is probably not the time of year to ride there.BShow said:Thanks. Yeah, I didnt think there was much out this way. Evansburg looks like the best options - 4 miles or so from my office to the northeast corner of the park. I'll spin over there when things dry out and have a look around. It sounds like there are some "MTB trails" but the majority is horse trails and hiking trails - i.e. not exactly legal.
My office was near Betzwood previously and those were decent for a lunchtime or after work ride, but that's not really an option now. Wiss, is definitely not an option.
Spring mountain isn't terribly far away, and same for Green Lane. I know Spring Mountain used to host a MTB race and I've heard rumors of trails at Green lane. Any idea what's there? What's Legal?
+1 on this. I live in Quakertown and avoid Green Lane like the plague. It doesn't take much for that place to turn to mud and, honestly, I consider it equestrian turf anyway (horsecrap can be a problem there).Vespasianus said:Green lane is nice but can be very crowded with horses on the weekends. The trails themselves are not bad, not great but OK. The whole place is fast so you can easily get in 20 miles in about 2 hours (two loops).
Also, when the trails get wet, they stay wet for a long, long time. I only ride there when it is frozen or when it is bone dry.
I also live right near there and have taken my bike a few times before I saw the sign at the trailhead. I don't think bikes are allowed. The only official place where you can ride is the paved area that starts from Parkside to West Point Pike and the paved area that starts from Ft. Washington State Park. to Stenton Ave.If you go to North wales park on sumneytown, go all the way through to the back and park in the far right lot. The beginning of the trail is right there by the parking lot. It starts on paved trail, but about 1/3 mile in it converts to all dirt track through the woods.
http://www.hatfieldtownship.org/pdf/ParkSystemRules.pdfhardly worth mentioning but, it would be a good place to take the girlfriend, boyfriend, or young kids that have never ridden before is Hatfield scenic area across from the giant and behind a car tags place. it's laughably short.