This ride uses a great variety of trails. The majority of the Red Trail
is fast on clay with some roots. The Blue Trail
is rocky and twisty with a lot of ups and downs. There are a few stream crossings, which are a fun challenge and are all rideable. The Orange Trail
is, by far, the most challenging section of trail and it is very rocky.
All in all, this is a good ride with a little something for everyone. The Red Trail
is great for beginners and can yield a nice 10-mile loop if you don't have the time for a full loop.
Need to Know
Beautiful any time of year. Dries out faster than Nockamixon State Park.
Starting at the Ward Rd parking lot, start along the Blue Trail
which is a four-mile somewhat rocky and technical trail that mostly follows the southern border of the reservoir. It starts as a doubletrack which quickly turns into tight singletrack. Continue along a short rocky section followed by several small creek crossings and short punchy climbs.
A somewhat long, steep climb takes you to the top of the ridge where you cross over Hill Rd. Pass through the equestrian campground and continue back into the woods to the right and down a rocky section then through a field.
Cross over Green Lane Rd and turn onto the Perkiomen Trail
, which will take you to the Orange Trail
or left on the Perkiomen Trail
, which will take you to the Red Trail
. The Orange Trail
is a 2.5-mile loop that is extremely rocky. The Red Trail
is five miles and mostly follows along the northern edge of the reservoir.
Shared By: Jeff Adkins