Tucked away in Danville, Pennsylvania, Geisinger Trails offer something for everyone, from newcomers to experienced mountain bikers. While the system does include some features that may demand technical prowess, it's an overall manageable ride for those with an intermediate skill level.
This trail system accommodates a wide range of preferences: singletrack, some doubletrack, and a bit of 4x4 road. Add to that the steep climbs and fun downhills, and you've got a truly versatile mountain biking location.
Although trail maps are available on most trails, they are known to be out-of-date. First-timers should consider going with someone familiar with the trails to help with navigation. The trails come out in different places, but if you keep an eye out for the Geisinger hospital, you'll know where you are in relation to the parking lot.
To get to the trailhead, turn by Dunkin' Donuts from route 11 in Danville. Follow the road around Geisinger hospital, and upon reaching the main road, take a right and then the next left. The trailheads are approximately 1/5 miles down this road. Parking is available near the 4x4 road.
Given the presence of rocky patches and steep slopes, helmets and knee pads are highly recommended. It’s a bit rocky in places, so mountain bikes with good suspension would make for a more comfortable ride.
With its myriad of trails, Geisinger is an ideal spot for mountain bikers seeking variety. While some riders feel the trail system could be more technically challenging, the general consensus is that Geisinger Trails provide a satisfying mix of difficulty and fun. If you're in the Danville area and up for an intermediate level cycling adventure, this trail system shouldn't be missed.