My wife is doing a triathlon in the area so I figured that I'd check out Jim Thorpe. Anybody have any recent info on the trails there and where I could find a map or something to prevent me from getting lost? Thanks.
Nevermind about the maps. I found some fantastic maps with great detail at http://jttrails.wordpress.com. Still, if anyone has ridden there recently and has some insight on the best trails to ride, I'd love to hear from you.
..as the JTTC site says, some of them (the best ones unfortunately) are off limits. Of the legal ones, I'd try Twin Peaks and the Nesquahoning Rim Trail.
That said, I understand the network is not policed, either...but ride at your own risk. When it was open, we always had a blast on:
a) American Standard (Start at 6 and go to end of 7 on the "Broad Mountain Trail Network" link). that's about 12-15 miles
b) There's also Deer Path 1 and 2 to Pine Tar to the outlooks along Broad Mountain (1 to 2 to 3 and then back to 1 toward Glen Onoko on the same map). That's another 12-15
c) If you can manage the Uranium Road section too (#4) that's fun as well.
American Std is the most fun, largely singletrack, with stream crossings, rock gardens, swoopy and twisty descents.