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10 great places to go mountain biking near Philadelphia

From family-friendly loops to technical runs, these trails boast all the combinations that the outdoors offer. Check out these 10 trails for mountain biking within…

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From family-friendly loops to technical runs, these trails boast all the combinations that the outdoors offer.

Check out these 10 trails for mountain biking within a two-hour drive from Philadelphia. / Photo by Sage Thompson.

Whether you’re an avid rider or a beginner who wants to spend more time outdoors, Philadelphia and its surroundings are a great way to hone your mountain biking skills while enjoying spectacular views of nature and wildlife. It offers a great trail. Hitting a trail on a mountain bike begins an adventure for thrill-seekers across the end of paved roads, with adrenaline spikes, obstacles and downhills as you climb.

Regardless of your skill level, these 10 trails (all within a 2-hour drive from Philadelphia) cater to all your cycling needs.

where: Leesport, Pennsylvania
By car from Philadelphia: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Plan to spend the day at Blue Marsh Lake, which has more than 30 miles of trails. The Lake Border Trail is a one-stop shop for a variety of terrains, tested for durability in a loop of approximately 28 miles, with single tracks, double tracks, dirt roads and even several paved sections. Bird watching and horseback riding also visit this trail frequently, so be sure to share your pass. Extending from the Lake Border Trail is the 5-mile Union Canal Trail. This trail has IG-friendly views, and the Gringsmill Snack Bar allows you to refuel and refuel before boarding. Fair Hill Mountain
where: Elkton, Maryland By car from Philadelphia: 1 hour 10 minutesWith over 70 […]

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