1 miles
Distance
108 ft
Climb
-37 ft
Descent
00:20:38
Avg time

South Branch Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Lackawanna State Park
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #41247 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    1.141%
  • Grade max
    -5.598%
  • Grade min
    10.128%
  • Distance climb
    3,878 ft
  • Distance down
    1,425 ft
  • Distance flat
    886 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:32
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Status:
on May 5, 2017
Variable
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      South Branch Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      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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