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GPS Trail Source is a really well thought out, and very complete site, filled with trail information for the central East Coast, including Pennsylvania.
The Wissahickon Park
The Wissahickon Park, just outside Philly, has some great technical singletrack and some steep hills. There are a lots of miles of trails, but with a lot of other riders sharing them.
directions: The park is off of rt 76 at exit 32 (ridge rd). Take ridge rd. west and the main trail at the end of the ramp. Park off to the right, next to the wallpaper store. The main trail starts out paved and turns into gravel. But the best trails are off to the sides and are usually marked.
Jim Thorpe/Mauch Chunk Park
Tons of singletrack. Across from the train station is Blue Mt. Sports where for $1 you can buy directions to any one of some 17 or so trails, some of which start and end in Jim Thorpe, others that are in Mauch Chunk Park or nearby. Call Blue Mt Sports at 800-599-4421 or 717-325-4421. They also rent bikes.
directions: Take Route 209-S off the NE Ext of the Turnpike to the town of Jim Thorpe.
French Creek St. Park
Tons of excellent technical singletrack. Rocks and long steep hills. Pick up a map at the park office. A long haul from Central Jersey (1.5 - 2 hrs) but worth it for a day trip.
directions: It is off of exit 23 from the PA. Turnpike. [ more here.]
Blue Marsh Lake
Beautiful rolling 22.5 mi. singletrack that circles the lake. You used to need to ride a short distance on the road to complete the loop. This was named one of America's 10 best trails in the May '93 issue of Bicycling. Call 610-376-6337 for a color brochure and maps.
directions: Located off Rt 183 just north of Reading, PA.
For all us Pittsburgh Mnt. bikers. Laurel Highlands/Forbes National Forest offers everything from cruising multitrack to awesome downhills to quite technical (rocky) singletrack. The scenery is the best around, and it is surprisingly not busy.
directions: (from Pittsburgh) take the PA turnpike I76, get off at the Donegal exit, make a left, shortly thereafter turn onto PA 711 North. Follow that a little ways and hit US route 30 east. Signs will guide you from there.
Lots of trail for a variety of skill levels. It has single track, downhill, fireroads, pipeline, powerlines, cliffs, and other rough terrain, not to mention some sick downhills!!
directions: Located in Stroudsburg PA.