9.6 miles
Distance
1,331 ft
Climb
-1,331 ft
Descent
2,153 ft
High Point

This is a loop of the perimeter trails at Moosic Mountain.

The loop starts and ends at the lower gate, which is located down the road from the main parking lot. There is room for one or two cars. This is a significant loop for any rider: expected ride time is 2-3 hours.

0-3.0 miles: Gene's Trail

The ride begins on Gene's Trail. The trail here is characterized by rocky, moderately technical singletrack. Gene's Trail meanders through rock formations and small streams along the 1600ft elevation contour, until it descends a series of steep switchbacks to O'Conner Reservoir. From O'Conner Reservoir, the ride takes you through large rock formations, and several short, punchy climbs.


3.0-3.5 miles: The Climb

Gene's Trail ends at a rocky, washed-out gravel road. From here, a steep, half-mile, 200+ vertical ft. climb is necessary to connect with the next trail. The poor surface and steep gradient requires at least some walking.


3.5-4.0 miles: High Voltage

From here, the ride continues on High Voltage—a short, stunningly pretty loop through large rock formations and stunted pine trees.


4.0-5.5 miles: Waterfall Loop

After a quarter-mile ride on the gravel road (this time, it's flat), the ride continues on Waterfall Loop. The trail here climbs 250ft in about 1.5 miles. As its name suggests, Waterfall Loop crosses several drainage areas.


5.5-10.0 miles: The Payoff

Waterfall Loop connects with Blueberry Trail.

Blueberry Trail gently climbs to 2156 ft—the highest on-trail elevation at Moosic Mountain. And here's where the payoff begins: a 550 ft descent down Blueberry Trail and Bruised Ego trail. Blueberry Trail is the flowiest trail at Moosic Mountain—and perhaps the most scenic. Blueberry Trail meanders through one of the best locations in the country for ridge-top heath barrens. The barrens comprise a mosaic of stunted pine and oak forest combined with huckleberry, blueberry, rhodora and other low-lying shrubs. Views of the Wyoming Valley below are outstanding.

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Trails in Route

Gene's Trail9.9 miles
Power Line Rd1.2 miles
High Voltage1.5 miles
Power Line Rd3,238 ft
Waterfall Loop5.5 miles
Blueberry Trail8.2 miles
Main Street476 ft
Bruised Ego4.4 miles
Gravel Rd705 ft

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Moosic Mountain Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,525 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,576 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,576 ft
  • Grade max
    -17.956%
  • Grade min
    24.473%
  • Distance climb
    3.8 miles
  • Distance down
    4.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.8 miles
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Blueberry Trail Downhill (Reverse)
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Jun 20, 2016
First time riding the Blueberry Trail downhill, which is reverse for the trail.

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