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Uplands Trail (Blue)

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 273' 83 m
Descent: -101' -31 m
High: 922' 281 m
Low: 649' 198 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Dominic Wilbrink

A good mix of steep and rocky with occasional flowy sections of trail.

Dominic Wilbrink

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Description

To ride the trail as a whole you need to start at the highest point on the alpine trail where this trail branches off. The lower portions of this trail are steep and rocky, making for a very difficult climb. Many people skip climbing this section by taking a portions of the Alpine Trail (Orange), Trout Run Trail (Red), & Robert Rodale Trail (Purple), then riding the power lines to highest point on the Uplands Trail (Blue). The upper portions of the trail that form a loop are not as difficult to climb. It's great fun to do several loops working in a ride through the Mountain Top Trail (Yellow) before you either exit out on the Trout Run Trail (Red) or the bottom portion of this trail itself.

There are a few great man made rock piles the provide a little opportunity for some short air time.That said, do not attempt them unless you have ridden the trail several times prior. The landings are usually rocky and followed by turns and trees.

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Jul 11, 2018
Ryan Fainor
1.1mi
Mar 25, 2017
Jim Kerchner
Not too bad
Apr 19, 2015
Dominic Wilbrink
Apr 11, 2015
Dominic Wilbrink
Apr 7, 2015
Dominic Wilbrink
2.2mi
Mar 21, 2015
Dominic Wilbrink
1.1mi
Mar 1, 2015
Dominic Wilbrink
Feb 28, 2015
Dominic Wilbrink

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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#607

in Pennsylvania

#14,657

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Photos

Super Mario Mountain Biking Theme! (While Testing the New Gimbal & Camera & Backpack)
May 24, 2018 near Emmaus, PA
Trio of Rollable Rocks at intersection of Blue Trail and Yellow Trail
Feb 14, 2018 near Emmaus, PA
Unique Old school rock ride feature on the newer part of Bug trail.
Jan 12, 2020 near Emmaus, PA
Taking a break on a foggy day before tackling the Mountaintop Trail.
Jan 4, 2015 near Emmaus, PA
Uplands (Blue) Trail" at SME in Winter
Jan 16, 2018 near Emmaus, PA
Compilation/Highlight Reel of a great ride on a cold, wet, & foggy January day.
Mar 2, 2015 near Emmaus, PA

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