Bucks County, PA
Park or Trail NameContact InformationLength
(miles)
Mountain Bikes
Permitted?
Core Creek ParkContact: Bucks County Parks and Recreation
Phone: (215) 757-0571
 YES
Middletown Township, south of Newtown, east of Rt. 413 on Tollgate Rd. Park size is 1200 acres. Park is open from sunrise to sunset. (Last Updated: 2010-06-06)
Idlewood Environmental Center (Neshaminy HS)Contact: Unknown
Phone: Unknown
Offroad: 4YES
This loop of heavenly single trak begins behind the Football Stadium opposite the front parking lot. The trail is fast for the first mile including a few small jumps, then becomes more technical with a few very long and steep climbs, and one very steep descent. The last mile or so of the trail was only recently added, with some extensive work done by a local bike shop. It is slower and more technical with lots of logs and tight turns. The loop ends back out in the field behind the school. Then it is just couple of hundered yards accroos a field back to the beginning of the loop. I understand that there is some consideration to add another section of trail to avoid leaving the woods for this duration. Also, there is a race on this trail every September. (Last Updated: 1998-07-13)
Nockamixon State ParkContact: Pennsylvania State Parks
Phone: 1-800-63-PARKS
Offroad: 20YES
The biking trail is paved, but there are very good horse trails. I have not confirmed whether mountain bikes are permitted on these trails, though. (Last Updated: 1997-11-22)
State Gamelands 196Contact: Unknown
Phone: Unknown
 YES
Trails are rutted out Jeep trails, some areas are covered over in piles of brush and fallen trees. Trails are not blazed this is untamed land for the MTB'er. If you start at the parking lot that is on Game Land Road you will see a jeep trail going off into the woods. If you follow that and take the trails off that to the left you will end up on a pipeline right of way. If you follow this back into the Game Lands it crosses a power line right of way. Here you will see a gravel path up the hill take that up to the top. There is a fence and right before that fence on the left is a path that will take you to tower road. If your riding in this area be prepared to deal with rugged terrain. (Last Updated: 1997-11-22)
State Game Lands 157, 139, 56 Lake Nockamixon Quakertown AreaContact: Unknown
Phone: Unknown
 YES
Have not surveyed this area too well, I do know there are some and Hunter's footpath's jeep trails in SGL 157 (Haycock MTN, other areas have paved roads that turn to dirt, public land is somewhat scattered so more research might be needed. (Last Updated: 1997-11-06)
Tohickon Creek, Point PleasantContact: Unknown
Phone: Unknown
Offroad: 4YES
Point Pleasant is 5 miles north of New Hope on the river road. The park is just outside (north) of Point Pleasant on Cafferty Road. This park and adjacent Ralph Stover and High Rocks State Parks are a local mecca for MTBers and kayakers. The trails follow the Creek and in some places are technical with roots & drop offs. Other areas are smoother with some good grade. The Creek trail gets quite high over the water and is the only local area used by mountain climbers (read that cliffs!). Bike Cafferty Road into Point Pleasant (it's so small it says 'Welcome to Point Pleasant' on both sides of the sign) and pick up the Canal path south 5 miles to New Hope for lunch. (Last Updated: 1997-11-06)
Ralph Stover State Park/High Rocks, PlumsteadvilleContact: Unknown
Phone: Unknown
Offroad: 9YES
9 miles of advanced trails (loop). Very technical. There are imbedded rocks throughout trail. Several logs across trail, with about four creek crossings. One very technical climb, and a couple of other lung bursters. One very demanding descent that includes two tall high speed drop offs. Prepare to dismount or be dismounted at least once. The trail is right next to the Delaware River just east of Plumsteadville. (Last Updated: 1997-11-06)