Lackawanna County, PA
Park or Trail NameContact InformationLength
(miles)
Mountain Bikes
Permitted?
Merli-Saronosky County ParkContact: Unknown
Phone: Unknown
Offroad: 8YES
Merli-Saronosky County Park is located in Carbondale. These trails are mostly Technical single track. The trails are located in a 850 acre county park. Don't let the size of the park fool you though, it is for first timers. The main trail is marked by orange blazes and circles the park for 8 tough miles. There are some new trails blazed with white markers that have gone in this year. More trails are expected next year. The layout ofthe trails allows you to lengthen and mix up the rides so you don't get bored here. Definately a trail worth checking out! Keep posted for the third annual Fell Mountain challenge next summer.

Directions to Merli-Saronosky County Park:81 north to exit 62 (rt107). Turn right at the end of the ramp and follow this road to the first stop sign (4-5 miles). Turn left and go 3 miles until you find the sign for Shyline golf course and turn right. Follow this road until the first stop sign and turn left. The entrance to the park is on you right approx a mile after the stop sign.

Submitted by dakmtb@microserve.net (Last Updated: 2000-11-20)

Beech Woods TrailContact: Unknown
Phone: Unknown
Offroad: 2YES
Located near Lackawanna State Park, On right of main road, near main camping area. The Beech Woods Trail starts off marked by a trail sign. It then has a short climb, followed by a couple a rocky declines, my general speed was 20 mph. The trail is mostly sod, but has certain areas that have large rocks in the trail that you have to avoid, as well as tree roots! The trail is guided by red marker arrows, so don't worry about getting lost. Half way through the trail, it has a jump, about 3 feet off the ground. You get pretty good air on it. The trail ends up near the resevoir. Now the trail is grass, and no more markers. Just follow it stright ahead, and you should come to the main area where campers check in. However, beware of deer in the area, my friend was almost knocked off his bike by a doe! Although it isn't very long, Beech Woods Trail is sure to give you a rush, no matter how many times you ride it! (Last Updated: 1999-01-04)