Attention all riders! Whether you’re new to the area or
just looking to shred up some of the best mountain biking
Pennsylvania has to offer, we have compiled a list of the top
favorite places our team loves to shred. From state forests and
county parks to mountain resorts and bike parks, every beginner or
expert can find a new niche in their mountain biking
From fun and flowy, to chain-shaking gnar, there is a trail
for every type of rider out there. Whether you are a beginner or
pro racer, our list of best places to shred includes a diverse
compilation of trails that a variety of riders can enjoy.
Grab your gear and pack the car because you are going to want
to hit up these best mountain biking trails in Pennsylvania this
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Starting off the list is Trexler Nature Preserve. It is a top
favorite because of its super fun trails and, of course, the
stunning views from the top of the ridge. Trexler consists of
cross-country single track with lots of flow, berms, switch backs,
and everything in between. The trails are also well maintained by a
group of outdoor enthusiasts.
Trexler has gained popularity over the past two years, so this
is definitely a ‘must-ride’ this summer.
If you’re planning your next ride at Trexler Nature
Preserve, park at the North Range lot.
Editor’s Tip: Did you know that the
preserve is made up of more than just bike trails? Check out the
Lehigh Valley Zoo, sightsee some bison, or hike the border trail
and watch a sunset from the lookout.
Next up is multi-purpose South Mountain. Ride here and chances
are you will meet a local Emmaus shredder, pass a few dog-loving
hikers, or see someone bouldering.
The bike trails consist of intermediate to advance single
track with some double track power line connector trails. The
favorite trail of some of the Bear Creek team members is
If you’re planning your next ride at South Mountain,
parking is easily accessible from Boroline Park.
Editor’s Tip: South Mountain is
close to in-town Emmaus. Just a few more pedal strokes will land
you at some awesome post-ride spots: Armetta’s for delicious
pizza, Funk or Yergey’s to crack a cold one and enjoy eats
from a local food truck.
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We would be remiss if we didn’t mention our own
backyard. For Bear Creek employees, the trails on our turf are
important to us. As fellow mountain bikers, we ride our own trails
daily and we welcome all to come out and experience them.
Our trails consist of rugged singletrack and doubletracks with
plenty of rocks and a few bridges. All trails are cross-country
oriented and maintained by our professional staff. We do not offer
lift service or "downhill" trails.
The trails service beginner to advance riders and are free for
hotel guests and Season Pass Holders. Day guests must purchase
a trail pass
for $15. The trail pass allows usage of the trails
for the entire year.
If you’re new to mountain biking, bike rentals are also
available at an additional cost: $30 per person (2-hours).
If you’re a seasoned rider, challenge yourself at one of
hosted throughout the summer months.
If you’re planning your next ride at Bear Creek to do
some PA mountain biking, the trail head is located right off of
parking lot 1D.
Heading East you will find yourself in the depths of Berks
County. Mount Penn is known for many things, and we think their
mountain biking trails makes the list. Home to previous Duryea
Downhill race, these trails are rated intermediate to advance and
attract riders from all over the state.
Aside from the challenging single-track terrain, there is
nothing better than a trail system that has a great spot for a
quick snack attack. After a hill climb, refuel while you overlook
the city of Reading from atop the mountain.
If you want to explore more trails in Berks County, visit
Editor’s Tip: Sightseeing