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Reading is an emerging as an epicenter for mid-atlantic mountain biking. Hosting five trail networks within 15 miles of the city center Reading has a vast variety of riding to suit all abilities and genres of mountain biking.

Food & Drink

The Canal Street Pub - canalstreetpub.com/
This former home for Reading Hardware Company is now a great place to park and start/finish your exercise in the Reading area. Access to the Neversink trail network is a meager five minute trip from here.
The beer selection is always deep with a solid rotating tap and bottle selection. Ask for the regular bottle list for even more choices. The Growlers (burgers) and the Hostile Mussels are a must! The kitchen will even cater to Vegetarians and Vegans.

Mike's Tavern - Another supporter of the local IMBA chapter (BAMBA). The owner Pete is a an avid outdoorsman and his bar is the quintessential town bar. Catering to local factory workers for years Mike's tavern has a great collection of local memorabilia. Great microbrews on tap an in the fridge. Feeling brave? Sample the homemade boilo. Facebook Page for Mike's Tavern: facebook.com/pages/Mikes-Ta…

More great options (including breweries and wineries) can be found here: gogreaterreading.com/Things…

Camping & Lodging

Good Sam RV & Travel Guide link for Reading, PA area: goodsamcamping.com/travel/c…

Visiting Tips

Conditions permitting, we use the trails all year round. As most of the Mid-Atlantic, the Fall along with the turning of the leaves is arguably the most picturesque. Check our average annual weather stats: weather.com/weather/wxclima…

Other Activities

With several state & county parks lakes, streams and the might Schuylkill River in our backyard Reading hosts a deep running, triathlon, and boating community.

Go Greater Reading does an amazing job of compiling all the activities in the Reading Area: gogreaterreading.com/

Pagoda Pacers Running - pagodapacers.com/

Reading Triathlon hosts Open Water Swims! - readingtriathlon.com/Open-W…

Have a boat? - schuylkillriver.org/detail.…

Are you a car enthusiast? Check out the Duryea/Pagoda Hillclimb series - pahillclimb.org/about/the-c…

For the Jazz lover in you - berksjazzfest.com/

We have a vibrant Art scene - goggleworks.org/

See the latest release in IMAX - rctheatres.com/loc_reading.asp

How about some rock climbing? Indoor options as well as outdoor - readingrocks.com/

Recommended Routes in Greater Reading - 5

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Favorite The Witches Hat is all that remains from 166 room Neversink Hotel that opened in 1892.
Easy/Intermediate

Nine Mile Neversink Loop

9.1 mi 14.6 km 1,157' Up 352.76 m Up 1,158' Down 352.95 m Down

Reading, PA
Favorite Bridge crossing over the Tulpehocken Creek.
Easy

Canal Street Pub to Blue Marsh Lake via Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) & Union Canal Trail

10.4 mi 16.7 km 282' Up 85.88 m Up 228' Down 69.42 m Down

Reading, PA
Favorite Lush singletrack.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Border Trail

28.9 mi 46.5 km 1,801' Up 549.07 m Up 1,802' Down 549.4 m Down

Spring…, PA
Favorite Antietam Lake Trail leading out of the main parking area.
Intermediate

Antietam Preserve Easy Loop

1.1 mi 1.8 km 167' Up 51.04 m Up 170' Down 51.75 m Down

Stony C…, PA
Favorite The view of the rocky terrain on the leg burning climb up to the fire tower on the Boone Trail.
Difficult

French Creek Loop

11.3 mi 18.2 km 1,074' Up 327.29 m Up 1,078' Down 328.67 m Down

Elverson, PA

Greater Reading Biking

  • 104 Miles 167 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 17 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Greater Reading

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Trails in Greater Reading - 27

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5.3 mi 8.5 km #1Union Canal Trail
Easy
Spring Ridge, PA
Easy
Spring Ridge, PA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2A-line Trail
Difficult
Stony Creek Mills, PA
Difficult
Stony Creek Mills, PA
4.4 mi 7.0 km #3Gravity Trail
Intermediate
Stony Creek Mills, PA
Intermediate
Stony Creek Mills, PA
4.2 mi 6.8 km #4Boone Trail
Difficult
Birdsboro, PA
Difficult
Birdsboro, PA
4.1 mi 6.7 km #5Turtle Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Elverson, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Elverson, PA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #6Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #7Lenape Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
6.7 mi 10.7 km #8Horse-Shoe Trail: French Creek State Park
Intermediate/Difficult
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Birdsboro, PA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #9West Entrance Connector Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Elverson, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Elverson, PA
2.0 mi 3.3 km #10Six Penny Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA

Photos of Greater Reading - 75

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Lush singletrack.
Jul 7, 2014 near Fox Chase, PA
Berms and Table Tops abound on the Aline Gravity Trail. These features can be executed by riders of all levels. Be sure to check your speed!
Dec 28, 2015 near Mount Penn, PA
The "Peace Sign" is painted on the exposed rock face that points toward downtown Reading, PA.
Jan 24, 2016 near Reading, PA
The Pagoda, overlooking the valley of Berks County and Greater Reading, PA....worth the ride!
Jan 24, 2016 near Reading, PA
There's really nice flow on this part of the Boone Trail.
Mar 5, 2017 near Birdsboro, PA
The view of the rocky terrain on the leg burning climb up to the fire tower on the Boone Trail.
Apr 17, 2017 near Birdsboro, PA
Mt Penn Destroyed My Gimbal.
Apr 4, 2018 near Stony C…, PA
A Taste of Mt Penn | TRAIL TOURS in 5 minutes or less! | Episode 017
Jan 16, 2019 near Stony C…, PA