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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
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,160
      State Ranking
      #11
      Trails (view details)
      46
      Trails Mountain Bike
      46
      Trails Hike
      46
      Trails Trail Running
      46
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      3,352 ft
      Total Vertical
      380 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,359 ft
      Reports
      16
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      689

      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
      905 |
      Jan 14, 2016 @ 6:19am
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      trail: Deacon
      290 |
      Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:49pm
      Apr 24, 2015
      Deacon, Scranton
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      241 |
      Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:45pm
      Apr 24, 2015
      Deacon, Scranton
      trail: 8 Trail
      208 |
      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 | 149 | 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 #1450959GnarraphaaddridelogMay 29, 2018 ride log
      Dec 7, 2018 @ 9:43am
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      Dec 2, 2018 @ 1:20pm
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      Nov 18, 2018 @ 12:15am
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      user #947664davidsprocketaddridelogNov 3, 2018 ride log
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 4:11pm
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      user #1569693superyan333addridelogOct 25, 2018 ride log
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