With soaring cliffs and fun terrain, there is no better place to go mountain biking than the beautiful Pocono mountains. Panoramic views, steep inclines, and wild downhill rides all await you here. We’ve combed through the area and hand-selected the very best mountain biking trails in the Poconos! From miles of paved trails to nature–filled journeys, the possibilities for a Poconos Mountain biking trip are endless! With year-round beauty and unforgettable experiences, there are so many reasons to choose the Poconos for your biking trip. Below, you will find six ideas for your next vacation. And, if you are looking for more fun things to do, take a look at our free Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of top recommendations on area breweries, hiking trails, eateries, attractions, and more.
Our Favorite Pocono Bike Trails to Explore
McDade Recreational Trail
Conveniently located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the McDade Recreational Trail is one of the most popular mountain biking trails in the Poconos. The packed gravel path runs parallel to the Delaware River for 32 miles and offers ideal biking conditions for hybrid bicycles and mountain bikes. The trail varies in difficulty and boasts views of the river, local streams, open farm fields, and historic landscapes.
Mauch Chunk Lake Park
Complete with five beautiful mountain biking trails, Mauch Chunk Lake Park is another one of our favorite local biking spots. The park is located in the beautiful town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, and its trails are ideal for downhill mountain biking and enjoying the scenery of our mountainous region.
Pocono biking trails at Mauch Chunk Lake Park:
- The Switchback Trail
- The Shoreline Trail
- The Fireline Trail
- The Orchard Trail
- The Board Bottom Trail
Promised Land State Park
- Hemlock Hill Trail
- Lower Lake Trail
- Bear Wallow Trail
Lehigh Gorge State Park
- Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail
When it comes to the best accommodations in the Poconos, look no further than The French Manor. Our enchanting stone chateau is just minutes from all the best mountain biking trails, hiking trails, and Pocono bike rentals. Each of our luxurious rooms is fully equipped with elegant amenities and comfortable furnishings. When you book a stay in one of our La Maisonneuve Suites, you can enjoy 20-mile views of the surrounding Pocono mountains. Sip a glass of wine on your private balcony, cozy up next to the fireplace, or take a leisurely soak in your whirlpool tub for two. The possibilities are endless!
During your stay at The French Manor, you can expect to start each morning right with a delicious gourmet breakfast. After an exhilarating day on the trail, come home to the inn and relax with a soothing massage at Le Spa Forêt. Then, join us for a meal at our award-winning on-site restaurant.
Don’t wait to start planning your next exciting getaway; check our availability and book your stay today!