1 miles
108 ft
-37 ft
Avg time

South Branch Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Lackawanna State Park
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

South Branch Trail has an isolated, "wild" flavor. It's an out-and-back ride with no connecting trails, deep in a dark hollow along the South Branch of Tunkhannock Creek. The trail begins as a 5-foot grassy margin along a farmyard. It continues in the woods on rolling hills and rooty singletrack. Next is a short, punchy climb up a power line cutting. The last portion is smooth doubletrack.

Access Info

Riding westward, access is from Grist Mill Rd. The trail is clearly visible here. Eastward, access is from Cole Rd. The first half mile of the trail is a 5 foot shoulder of a grassy, unplowed farmyard. Trail visibility here is poor-to-nonexistent. The visible part of the trail begins at the northeast corner of the farmyard. A sign marked "Hull Conservation Easement" marks the spot.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for South Branch Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    71 ft
  • Altitude min
    995 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,085 ft
  • Altitude start
    995 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,066 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,878 ft
  • Distance down
    1,425 ft
  • Distance flat
    886 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on May 5, 2017
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to south-branch-trail trailhead (41.580970, -75.694290)
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South Branch Trail Trail Reports

May 5, 2017 @ 1:18pm
May 5, 2017
May 5, 2017 @ 1:15pm
May 5, 2017
Apr 12, 2017 @ 7:47am
Apr 12, 2017
Feb 17, 2017 @ 6:07pm
Feb 17, 2017
all trails closed to bikes & horses during freeze/thaw cycle chk park website for latest status
Feb 17, 2017 @ 10:00am
Feb 17, 2017
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