Buzzards Point Trail For Mountain Biking

The 64th most popular mountain bike trail in Pennsylvania.

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North of Jim Thorpe, the Buzzards Point Trail is a 8 mile out and back route to a vista over Lehigh Gorge above Penn Haven Junction.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Jim Thorpe, head south on SR209. Turn north on SR903 for 5.2 miles. Turn left on Behrens Road for 2.6 miles to the parking lot on the left.

Starting from the gate, follow the road straight passing side trails and meadows. At 0.6 miles, turn right onto trail. At 1.7 miles, turn right on trail and continue straight passing gate. At 1.9 miles, veer left at fork. At 2.6 miles, proceed straight at intersection. At 2.7 miles, veer left at intersection. At 3.1 miles, veer left at intersection. At 4.2 miles, drop the bike and hike the trail on the right to the vista point.

Overall, Buzzards Point Trail is the 64th most popular mountain bike trail of all 75 mountain biking rides in Pennsylvania. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Buzzards Point Trail including Twin Peaks Loop, Broad Mountain Loop, Glen Onoco / Broad Mountain Loop, Mauch Chunk Ridge Loop, Psycho Bettys Revenge and Switchback TrailGlen Onoko Loop.

Buzzards Point Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Carbon County Tourism (717) 325-3673; PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA; Blue Mountain Sports (570) 325-4421; Adventure Central (trailhead shuttles) (800) GRAB-FUN.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania" from Rob Ginieczki

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Mauch Chunk Lake Park Campground (570) 325-3669

Luxury Loding:  Inn At Jim Thorpe (800) 329-2599; Victoriann B&B (570) 325-8107

Breakfast Restaurant:  Black Bread Cafe; Sunrise Diner

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  40.9414, -75.6726

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  15833

Buzzards Point Trail Mountain Biking Map


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