mountain biking near Scranton PA

teabagger11

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Useful for someone who garvels, I don't do gravel so I will steer clear. I am interested in mnt top though if anyone has a route. I've ask Brodeen about camelback and it sounds like nothing has changed in 30years since I last went. I've done the scranton big 3 plus prompton but I'm looking for on my way home. Hence Glenn Park as the best alternative that fits my riding type.

Moon lake is somewhere I haven't been and is on the radar.

This now has me thinking, maybe pull camper up and work stay locally, he'll even Lackawanna for that matter 🙂
Best I can do if you want a mt top tour and I'm off that day(I have days off during the week) I can accommodate lmk
 

mtn

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I advise against going to Prompton for the trails unless you want to end up in the lyme thread. There are a few trails where overgrowth is minimal but for any decent loops, it's horrible. I went yesterday to do the full lake loop and ended up skipping the whole west side due to being overgrown and hopped on the road instead. Rode like 1/4 mile south on the east side and said nope. Turned around and did a 7ish mile road ride that day. It is nice in the winter though and disc golf is nicely maintained.
 

icebiker

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I am interested in mnt top though if anyone has a route.
Couple for ya…

Short but a good sampling of the goods
https://strava.app.link/jT1bJpwV4zb
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Bigger loop including Snappers
https://strava.app.link/zK2QqUbW4zb
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mattybfat

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@mattybfat I love Moon Lake - there is primitive camping there (no hook up) right off the trails.
This is good news, I am getting better at the boondocking after a few music fest. Just picked up ecoflow solar battery plus a parallel battery setup. Set me up with a route for moon lake.
 

bergsnj

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I'm surprised there aren't a ton of great trails around Scranton. There is certainly a lot of elevation and woods around there. I bet there are trails but the townies probably keep it to themselves.
 

icebiker

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I'm surprised there aren't a ton of great trails around Scranton. There is certainly a lot of elevation and woods around there. I bet there are trails but the townies probably keep it to themselves.
Aside from LSP and Merli there are a few others in the hills around Scranton. Eales is fantastic. Moscow is ok but only worth a trip if you happen to be nearby and can’t get to the others. Hubbard I’ve not tried yet but looks very climby.
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teabagger11

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This is good news, I am getting better at the boondocking after a few music fest. Just picked up ecoflow solar battery plus a parallel battery setup. Set me up with a route for moon lake.
You can't get lost at moon it is small but a lot of trailgo right go left you always end up back at the lake or parking areas
Can give you a tour there too
 

teabagger11

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I'm surprised there aren't a ton of great trails around Scranton. There is certainly a lot of elevation and woods around there. I bet there are trails but the townies probably keep it to themselves.
There is 1 or 2 places Hubbard being 1 of them nobody was riding there for a few years then a local legend opened the trails back up 2 yrs ago or so but not many people go because the juice ain't worth the squeeze
 

02camaro

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robcleary

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Merli's incredible. I had a college friend living in Carbondale for a bit and we'd always hit Merli when I came to visit. The climbs can be some work but the tech is soooooo good.
 

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VanDbtRiver

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Glad someone resurrected this thread, I’ll be trying to find some singletrack in that area over the weekend. LSP and Moon lake could potentially happen. I will likely check out Maple Tract Preserve or grav in Giff Pinchot as a fall back. Anyone here put in any miles at Promised Land?
 

icebiker

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Glad someone resurrected this thread, I’ll be trying to find some singletrack in that area over the weekend. LSP and Moon lake could potentially happen. I will likely check out Maple Tract Preserve or grav in Giff Pinchot as a fall back. Anyone here put in any miles at Promised Land?
Maple Tract is very tight singletrack in most places and frankly too overgrown to be worthwhile. I came out of there with a bunch of ticks to boot. Shame, since with a little trimming it could be fun. Promised land is excellent for fatbiking in the snow since they groom the trails for snowmobiles, but the trails are pretty wide so I assume they are more like fireroads in the summer.
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