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North Range Maximizer

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 4.3 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Ride every square inch of the North Range


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Map Key

9.8

Miles

15.8

KM

80%

Singletrack

728' 222 m

High

412' 125 m

Low

994' 303 m

Up

1,001' 305 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

This is a great route if you want milage without taking the Border Trail to it's entirety and you don't mind some doubletrack along with two hikes.

Need to Know

The Border Trail has some creek crossings and very steep hikabike sections.

Description

See each trails individual description for all of the nitty gritty details. This ride starts out at one of the lower elevations. It begins on Fireman's Trail which from this point is pretty much downhill, this leads into a nice climb up Broken Arrow.

From there it's a fast descent down Half Pipe 1 to a left turn onto Brian's Trail. Take Brian's Trail and head for the top of the hill to Half Pipe 2 which is more in the woods and where you'll find some skinnies and logs to ride over.

From here it's mostly downhill with some berms, logs and roots to keep you hanging on, at the end of Half Pipe 2 you reconnect with Brian's Trail and head for Buck Run trail. Follow Buck Run to Tear Drop Trail then take the Tear Drop Loop to get you around the top of the hill. You'll eventually reconnect with Tear Drop Trail heading the other direction and continue past the water tank to the Border Trail.

Hang a left onto the Border Trail and ride out of the valley to the pinnacle and begin the fast descent of the hill that leads into a tight left hander. Continue for some more downhill leading to another fast suspension collapsing left that shoots you up an incline. Once on top, you descend again with a hand full of brake and a splash through the creek at the bottom. Here you'll more than likely dismount to get up the hill in front of you or you can take Hunsicker Valley Trail as an alternate.

Climb back on your bike and head down the flowy wide Border Trail to another descent across water and an immediate incline where you find yourself crossing the North Range Utility road and continuing up a steep incline on the Border Trail, once at the top the trail has few rolling elevation changes before you turn left and ascend Buck Run trail.

This part of Buck Run is steeper and will get you to the part you previously rode, this time make a left at the end of Buck Run and take Tear Drop Trail to Broken Arrow. Descend on Broken Arrow hooting and hollering.

When you get to the bottom make a right onto Fireman's Trail, where you find a nice, short, fast downhill that has a few rollers that you might be able to double, once at the bottom take a quick break and turn around following Fireman's Trail to where you started. The End

Contacts

Local Club: Valley Mountain Bikers

Land Manager: Lehigh County

Shared By:

Jim Kerchner

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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Photos

The Release - A Mountain Biking Short Film.
Oct 30, 2018 near Schneck…, PA
Wood feature on the Half Pipe Trail
May 11, 2015 near Schneck…, PA
Trexler Trail Work
Nov 30, 2017 near Schneck…, PA
cruisin
Jun 13, 2014 near Schneck…, PA
Cool rock formations on Broken Arrow Trial
May 11, 2015 near Schneck…, PA
Broken Arrow
May 11, 2015 near Schneck…, PA

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Mar 20, 2019
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North Range Trail — 4h 13m
Sep 3, 2018
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Nov 2, 2017
Nick Polidori
Apr 5, 2017
Jim Kerchner