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Moosic Mountain Outer Loop

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 3.9 (16) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A clockwise outer loop of Moosic Mountain with challenging climbs and fun descents.


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Map Key

9.3

Miles

14.9

KM

75%

Singletrack

2,150' 655 m

High

1,533' 467 m

Low

813' 248 m

Up

809' 247 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This loop starts at the secondary parking lot off of Route 247, in order to end with the combined downhills on Blueberry Trail and Bruised Ego Trail. The scenery is unique and the riding top notch. A very technical ascent makes for a challenging but slow ride. Overall, this is rated black diamond because it is strenuous going up, but downhill on Blueberry especially is more of a blue (intermediate) trail.

Need to Know

This is a great ride with several bailout points or options to shorten the loop or mix it up.

Description

Head up the hill and look for the start of Gene's Trail on the left. Expect some tough sections and a lot of exposed rock with great traction along this challenging climb. Next, it's best to take High Voltage for another involved climb that allows riders to avoid the brutal push up the power line road. Before High Voltage ends, look for the start of the Water Fall Loop on your left. Both of these trails can stay quite wet, so you may have to tackle the powerline road if it's been raining recently.

The Water Fall Loop is made up of a main section and the additional Water Fall Loop Extension. For the quickest route to the downhills on Blueberry Trail stick with the main loop as mapped. But you could also add the extension and even The White Birches Trail if you wanted some more mileage.

Blueberry Trail provides a fun descent over smooth and winding singletrack through, you guessed it, blueberries. The very bottom of the trail rolls over some rock slabs that make for interesting scenery. If you visit in the fall, the colors on this trail are fantastic. At the end of Blueberry Trail turn left onto the road and then take an immediate right onto Bruised Ego Trail. There's a little pedaling in the middle, but overall another fun trail that will bring you back to where you started.

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Chris Lucas

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 16 votes

#1782

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  3.9 from 16 votes
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Photos

October Red
Nov 20, 2016 near Mount Cobb, PA
High Voltage Trail - Moosic Mountain, PA
Dec 19, 2020 near Jessup, PA
Bruised Ego - Moosic Mountain, PA
Dec 19, 2020 near Jessup, PA
Coming down the trail
Jul 4, 2013 near Jessup, PA
Blueberry Trail - Moosic Mountain, PA
Dec 19, 2020 near Jessup, PA
Descending towards O'Conner Reservoir on Gene's Trail.
Jan 7, 2020 near Jessup, PA

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Jul 10, 2020
Brian Blacka
Sep 19, 2019
Luis Velez
12h 00m
Jul 5, 2019
Joe Williams
12h 00m
May 22, 2019
Troy Jay
Dec 23, 2018
Luis Velez
Aug 19, 2018
Bryce Starkey
Rocky, need to practice 9.1mi
Jul 14, 2018
Ryan Fainor
9.4mi
Jul 3, 2018
Mike Nuckols
Really hard.