Peterson's Ski & Cycle
Local Mountain Bike Rides
This is a ride for everyone in the family. Take the wife, the kids and be ready to enjoy the scenery. 1% Grade down to Jim Thorpe from White Haven. Rockport is a good turn-around spot if you don't want to do the entire ride.
This is a beginner ride. Not much vertical and is a quick in and out by logging road. The single track on this ride has been closed to mt biking per the PA State Game Commission. Hopefully in the future we will be able to work with them and have access to these beautiful trails.
This is a good ride to take aspiring beginners to get a taste of Mt. Biking. The climb over the left shoulder is short & steep. The descent on the other side can be very rocky... When in doubt, WALK! The rest of the ride is easy with a big climb at the end. No Single Track on this one.
One of my favorite rides.. Lots of twists, turns, climbs and descents. This ride skirts Lehigh Gorge State Park and the ride out at the end is up the Gorge Trail next to the Lehigh River. Have fun crossing the stream towards the end of the ride, you will most likely get wet.. Expert category riding although some strong intermediates will like it.
This ride starts on logging roads and ends up on a long rocky single track. The end of the single track is in Dickson Miller Recreation Area for a short loop around the park. Back out the same rocky single track to the car.
This is a great ride when you want a little more challenge than Lehigh Gorge. There are active logging roads to extend the trip further. Unfortunately trail doesn't go around lake.
This is a classic just outside of Jim Thorpe. Lots of climbing with twists and turns. Expert Ride. The road out is a bear!!!
This trail starts on Rails to Trails above White Haven. That part is easy, once you're off the Rail Trail it's experts only.
This trail starts climbing straight from the parking lot in Tamaqua. Once your heartbeat hits around 185bpm it tends to level off a little bit. It levels out with not as much up as when you first start out. This trail is where they run the 'Coal Cracker Classic' mt bike race.