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      Moon Lake Park is a local favorite for many in Luzerne County and the Wilkes-Barre area. Trail ratings here are relative: all trail surfaces are rocky, rooty, and unpredictable. Turns are tight. The signature downhill trails are NFS and Screamer.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Roadside Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Roadside parking along Atherton Rd in front of Moon Lake Park entrance.
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      Caution on Jun 26, 2018
      Local Trail Association
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,067
      State Ranking
      #9
      Trails
      46
      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      3,392 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,359 ft
      Total Vertical
      380 ft
      Reports
      16
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      512

      Popular Moon Lake State Forest Recreation Area Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Dark
      Apr 8, 2018 @ 5:52pm
      Apr 8, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Salamander
      Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:31am
      Apr 20, 2015
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      Photos of Moon Lake State Forest Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Ledgeview
      877 |
      Jan 14, 2016 @ 6:19am
      Jan 14, 2016
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      trail: Deacon
      278 |
      Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:49pm
      Apr 24, 2015
      Deacon, Scranton
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      232 |
      Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:45pm
      Apr 24, 2015
      Deacon, Scranton
      trail: 8 Trail
      198 |
      Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:06pm
      Apr 20, 2015
      8 Trail, Scranton
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      Videos of Moon Lake State Forest Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      First Time Screamer Trail Downhill
      trail: Screamer
      1:12 | 118 | Jun 21, 2016
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      Recent Comments

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      Feb 15, 2018 @ 12:47pm
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1381575RazaveraaddridelogJul 15, 2018 ride log
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 12:31pm
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      user #1568223EbjorkewishlistregionMoon Lake State Forest Recreation Area
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 11:14pm
      Jul 11, 2018
      user #1069592kmsshafferaddridelogJul 8, 2018 ride log
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 12:15pm
      Jul 11, 2018
      user #947664dader18634addridelogJul 7, 2018 ride log and 2 more
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 5:01am
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      user #1470103BobhroaddridelogJul 7, 2018 ride log
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