Penobscot Ridge Mountain Bike Trail

In 2005, Earth Conservancy completed work on its Penobscot Ridge Mountain Bike Trail.  The area – 1,557 acres in all – encompasses large reclaimed tracts to the south of Wanamie, and conserved properties along Penobscot Ridge.  The official trail begins at one of two trailheads, both of which have parking and picnic facilities.  There is a main riding path, generally easy to moderate, which is suitable for families.  There are also many unofficial trails throughout the area as well.  Overall, the combination of trails, open fields, woodlands, valley views, and non-dangerous mine features offer all users a varied, fun, and rewarding ride. Click here for a printable map/brochure for the Penobscot Ridge Bike Trail.

Getting There:

Both trailheads are located off West Kirmar Avenue in Nanticoke/Newport Township.  From I-81, take Exit 164 to S.R. 29.  Take Exit 2B (Alden) to South Valley Parkway.  Stay on parkway to Middle Road, which becomes Kirmar.  Parking is available at both trailheads.

Eastern Trailhead | 41.175660, -76.026621

Western Trailhead | 41.169070, -76.0470975

Trails are open from dawn to dusk.