Scrub Mountain / Tank Hollow For Mountain Biking

The 60th most popular mountain bike trail in Pennsylvania.

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North of Jim Thorpe, the Scrub Mountain mountain bike ride is a 10.6 mile out and back. There is a side route to Tank Hollow. The routes combine singletrack and doubletrack.

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 at the gate, follow the road staight passing side trails and meadows. At 0.6 miles, turn right on trail. At 1.7 miles, turn right at intersection on trail and proceed through gate. At 1.9 miles, turn right at intersection to go to Tank Hollow (about 1 mile ahead), or turn left to go to Scrub Mountain. After turning left, at 2.6 miles, veer left at intersection. At 2.8 miles, veer left at intersection. At 3.3 miles, turn right at intersection. At 4.6 miles, turn left sharply. At 5.3 miles, turn around at the intersection and return via the same route.

Overall, Scrub Mountain / Tank Hollow is the 60th most popular mountain bike trail of all 75 mountain biking rides in Pennsylvania. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Scrub Mountain / Tank Hollow including Twin Peaks Loop, Broad Mountain Loop, Glen Onoco / Broad Mountain Loop, Mauch Chunk Ridge Loop, Psycho Bettys Revenge and Switchback TrailBuzzards Point Trail.

Scrub Mountain / Tank Hollow 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:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  7/2/2016

ID:  15835

Scrub Mountain / Tank Hollow Mountain Biking Map


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