Berks County, PA
Park or Trail NameContact InformationLength
Mountain Bikes
Tulpehocken Creek Valley ParkContact: Unknown
Phone: Unknown
Tulpehocken Creek Valley Park is located in Reading. These trails are mostly dual track/fire roads. Another trail you might want to investigate is the trail through the Tulpehocken Creek Valley Park. This is a 4.5 mile trail that runs along the Tulpehocken Creek from Stonecliffe Recreation Area to Reber's Bridge. Easy ride, trail is crushed stone, and fairly flat. I use it to stay in shape when I'm not riding at Blue Marsh. Very scenic with a couple historic sites along it.

Submitted by (Last Updated: 2000-11-20)

Cornwall Fire TowerContact: Unknown
Phone: Unknown
Offroad: 15YES
This area, combined with nearby Mt. Gretna, offers something for every level of mountain biker. For those of you who seek huffin', puffin', over-the-top riding, it's here waiting for ya!! (Last Updated: 2001-10-29)
Hamburg Reservoir and State Game Lands 106Contact: Kurt Kanaskie
Phone: Unknown
Offroad: 30YES
This area encompasses the Hamburg Reservoir Watershed, State Game Lands #106, Weiser State Forest and the Appalachian Trail. Please avoid riding on the single track sections of the A.T. However, local courtesy allows riding on the double track sections. Also be aware of hunting season. This area is just south of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary which strickly prohibits mountain biking.

There are lots of double track ups and downs (nearly two miles each climb) with plenty of technical single track. Approximately a 60/40 mix of double track to single track.

There is excellent single track left and right of the Reservoir. My favorite up and down is from the Eckville parking area to the Fire Tower and back. Another good up and down is from the Hamburg parking area to the Pinnacle lookout, which provides a fantastic view of the nearby Kempton area.

A computer annotated USGS topo map and trail guide of the entire area which includes trails, springs, parking access areas and scale of miles is available from me for 5 bucks, or free if you see me on the trail. (Last Updated: 1997-11-22)

Carr's Recreation ParkContact: Unknown
Phone: Unknown
This facility is no longer open. (Last Updated: 2010-07-19)
Nolde Forest State ParkContact: Unknown
Phone: 610-775-1411
Offroad: 10YES
Apparently all roads and trails here are closed to bicycles. (Last Updated: 1998-08-01)
French Creek State ParkContact: Unknown
Phone: 610-582-9680
Offroad: 32YES
Approximately 32 miles of hiking trails, most of which are also open to mountain bikers. Suggested for Intermediate & Advanced riders only (technical terrain, very rocky). The areas around Hopewell Lake and Hopewell Furnace are OFF-LIMITS to mountain bikes.

Please come out and show your support for the trails by participating in trail maintenance days on the last Sunday of the month in August and September. We meet at the Hopewell Lake parking lot at 10:00am and car-pool to our work site from there.

Here is a really cool link to 3-D virtual maps of the trails at French Creek: (Last Updated: 2003-08-01)

Blue Marsh National Recreation AreaContact: Unknown
Phone: Unknown
Offroad: 32YES
Here you will find a 32 mile unpaved loop surrounding Blue Marsh Lake. The loop around the lake was recently completed, making this a perfect trail for someone looking for a full day of riding. It takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to complete the loop.

Around the beginning of the past summer, an additional 7 miles of trails were added to the existing 25 mile loop. The section on the front side is relatively tame. Flat, winding trails; a few trees and some muddy spots. The back side is a different story. Very nice(and difficult climbs)single track descents(depending on which direction one rides). Lots of fun. I do not know if the trail maps have been updated as of the date of this entry.

The Blue Marsh page has recently been updated to correct a broken link to MTBInfo. (Last Updated: 1999-07-28)