Broad Mountain Loop For Mountain Biking

The 8th most popular mountain bike trail in Pennsylvania.

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North of Jim Thorpe, the Broad Mountain Loop is a 10 mile route with vistas over Lehigh Gorge.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Jim Thorpe, head south on SR209. Turn onto SR93 for 3.5 miles. Use the second parking area on the right.

Starting from the gate, proceed straight on dirt road for several miles past fields and side routes. At 3.4 miles, turn right. At 4.8 miles, there is a side trail on the left to an overlook. At 5.1 miles, veer right. At 5.4 miles, veer right. At 5.7 miles, there is a trail on the left to an overlook. At 5.9 miles, veer right and cross the Glen Onoko Stream. At 6.9 miles, cross the stream and turn right. At 9.2 miles, turn right on SR93 and mountain bike ride back to the parking area.

Overall, Broad Mountain Loop is the 8th most popular mountain bike trail of all 75 mountain biking rides in Pennsylvania. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Broad Mountain Loop including Twin Peaks Loop, Glen Onoco / Broad Mountain Loop, Mauch Chunk Ridge Loop, Psycho Bettys Revenge, Switchback Trail and Buzzards Point TrailGlen Onoko Loop.

Broad Mountain Loop 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:  40.9022, -75.8202

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  8/5/2016

ID:  6443

Broad Mountain Loop Mountain Biking Map


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