North Range Loop
ElevationAscent: 643' 196 m
Descent: -643' -196 m
High: 722' 220 m
Low: 462' 141 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“Flowing singletrack with no rocks, and endless rolling hills.”— Stephen Nerney
The terrain and landscape at the North Range of Trexler Nature preserve is unnatural of Eastern Pennsylvania, and is reminiscent of a Western shrub land. The North Range features expanses of the low-lying invasive autumn-olive plant throughout the North Range.
The riding experience consists of well-packed rock and dirt trails. Uphill sections are integrated into switchbacks, keeping the flow of the trails in either direction. Bermed have been carved into nearly every turn making brakes nearly optional on several trails. There are also several vantage points for checking out the surrounding rolling terrain throughout the trail system.
Kill Dozer is one of the most fun trails in the park: with big berms, fast rollers, and switchbacks galore that give you big speed to take the corners fast. Kill Dozer, take a Left on Brian's Trail and then a right on Buck Run. Buck Run turns into a short section of light uphill doubletrack through a scenic grassland of rolling hills. Once at the top of the hill, turn right onto Broken Arrow.
Broken Arrow trail is full of long, straight downhill singletrack sections, switchbacking only four times at the end of each long straight to get you to the bottom of the hill. Broken Arrow runs into Fireman's Trail where you'll turn right onto Fireman's Trail. This trail runs along a quiet brook and is quite flat, allowing for awesome speed accumulation.
Ride this through the valley until you reach the Border Trail (segment). This section is relaxing, light uphill doubletrack through additional scenic rolling grasslands which makes for a relaxing ride to the top. At the top of the border trail, stay left on the doubletrack to reach the top of the hill where Broken Arrow and Half Pipe meet up again. Cruise down the top section of Half Pipe to Brian's Trail where you can turn Right to get back to the parking lot.
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