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Blue Mountain Bike Park (Pennsylvania) Overview
Blue Mountain Bike Park is a two-time Top Five winner in the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards for the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast.
Blue Mountain Bike Park located in Palmerton, PA is a lift-serviced bike park with 21 trails, and more coming soon. Blue Mountain offers trails perfect for riders of all abilities. At Blue Mountain, the downhill trails are cut very naturally without using a lot man-made features. You can expect decent rock gardens along the way down the difficult courses. Riders heading to the park will enjoy the mix of loose rocks and natural terrain, which offer up a myriad of challenges.
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What to Expect Riding at Blue Mountain Bike Park
Intermediate and Advanced riders can enjoy some expert downhill runs (Jambalaya, Formula, OCS, Moto, and Miles of Smiles) which are steep, twisty and very rocky as well as more moderate courses such as Wild Turkey and King Tut. Riders can also have fun hitting the jump line of Ewok Village to catch plenty of air! For beginner riders, there's a new a progression drop zone to hone in on skills, as well as novice and intermediate trails that are challenging, yet fun.
When you're finished riding for the day, head on over to the Slopeside Pub & Grill for music and good food!
The resort offers a full-service bike shop. Instruction, rentals and racing make Blue Mountain a one-stop destination for all things mountain biking, all season long!
What's New at Blue Mountain
Check out Empire, Blue Mountain's newest expert freeride trail with high speed berms, tabletops and freeride features. This trail is unlike anything you've seen before at Blue and is a must ride trail for anyone in the mid-Atlantic.
Many sections of Boulevard, Blue's easiest trail, have been rebuilt to keep to keep the beginner flow rolling. A new entrance trail from the road was built to connect Ewok Village to the bottom of Empire. Expect smooth berms and a new hip jump entering the existing jumpline.
Blue also installed a new over/under bridge utilizing a recycled section of bridge from its now defunct corn maze. This feature will allow riders coming from Boulevard, Miles Of Smiles, and Moto to cross under the racecourse line connecting OCS to Loose Cannon. Expect a slow ride under for Boulevard riders and a high speed flyover coming from OCS.
With the help of Defiant Racing, Blue added a new section of race course between Formula and OCS. This new line features some rugged rock gardens, a large rock feature and bridge landing. Along with the new section, OCS received some drainage work around the rock drop and a new go around at the rock drop.
Night Train. Blue's newest singletrack trail is a rocky, backwoods ribbon at the furthest reaches of the bike park. Once complete, it will descend almost 800 feet through untouched forest on the eastern end of the property. This trail is recommended for all mountain/enduro bikes as there is some pedaling involved to reach it and return to the lifts. Expect narrow, twisty singletrack with rocks and flow. Expect to open this trail by Memorial Day weekend.
Freeride Trail. Blue will be breaking ground on a new jump trail this season. Two spots are being evaluated and we hope to link it to Empire. This new trail will feature intermediate sized features.
Dual Slalom Course. Blue plans to break ground on a new dual slalom trail near the bottom of the mountain to be completed by the end of July.
Getting to Blue Mountain Resort
At less than 90 minutes from Philadelphia and NYC, Blue Mountain is easy to get to from any direction!
2016 Events at Blue Mountain Bike Park
VESC DH/Enduro Blue Mountain East Coast Showdown 1 | June 5 GES 4 Blue Mountain | August 7 VESC DH/Enduro Blue Mountain East Coast Showdown 6 | August 28
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The trails at Blue Mountain Bike Park require some prior mountain bike experience, and full suspension bikes are highly recommended to prevent being bounced around over the rooted and rocky terrain. The easiest trails on the mountain contain dirt berms and rollers, as well as steep grades and varied terrain. The intermediate trails contain additional features including small drops, jumps, larger berms and steeper trails. The park's expert trails are steep, rocky, loose, and contain larger jumps and drop offs, for the most experienced riders.
MTBparks.com Ambassadors Sabrina Norton and Henning "Ples" Plesner are traveling around this summer checking out lift-served mountain bike parks across North America. The team's first road trip of the summer sent them east and includes stops at Launch Bike Park, Blue Mountain Bike Park, Mountain Creek Bike Park, Highland Bike Park, Attitash Bike Park, Plattekill Bike Park and Seven Springs Bike Park.
PALMERTON, PA – As sunsets come sooner, so does closing day at most bike parks. Blue Mountain Bike Park is doing its best to make the most of the long fall in the Northeast with a tentative closing day of October 30, and has updated its late season schedule.
PALMERTON, PA – Blue Mountain Bike Park, PA will not be open this weekend, July 11 and 12, and next weekend, July 18 and 19, due to the Spartan Race event. The bike park will reopen Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
PALMERTON, PA – Blue Mountain Bike Park joins the MTBparks Pass program once again with one FREE day of riding and $5 OFF regularly priced lift tickets on return visits throughout 2015. Now in its second year, the MTBparks Pass gives riders free lift tickets, discounts and deals at some of the Best Bike Parks across North America. With more than 30 resorts and partners offering benefits—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is the best value available in resort destination riding.
PALMERTON, PA – The summer mountain bike season kicks off this Saturday, May 9, at Blue Mountain Bike Park in Palmerton, PA. Blue Mountain Bike Park is located less than 90 minutes from Philadelphia and Manhattan and features 21 trails with more coming soon, and more than 1,000 feet of vert.
Blue Mountain, PA – The Blue Mountain Bike Park's 2014 season officially kicks off on May 10th and to celebrate the beginning of downhill mountain biking season in PA, the park is offering lift tickets for just $25.
Blue Mtn has the potential to be awesome. They have the acreage and vertical size and the trails even have a good cut, but damn that place is rocky. Expect to get a flat so bring at least 2 tubes. The new trail Empire is awesome. Blue really stepped up it's game with that jawn, BUT they need to attend to the older trails. They have really gotten rutted and crapped out. Blue needs to throw down fresh dirt, pack in down and smooth it out. Miles of Smiles and Boulevard, im talking to YOU!! They could even put in boardwalks over the nastier terrain. Im sure they will see more return riders and larger crowds if they just do more grooming on the rocky trails.