Went on a fantastic ride today. Decided to stray from my usual path and it paid off beautifully. I live in Scranton, right off Rt. 307 across from Lake Scranton on Laurel Drive and I thought I knew the trails around here pretty well, but today I found a quad path that looks like it hasn't been used in a while. I don't have directions as of yet, I wasn't really paying attention, but I'll have them up for you guys ASAP. Basically, I took the reverse route of what I will do in the future. I ended up hike a biking it up about 2.5-3 miles of pretty steep uphill toward the end of the ride, so if you take that first, you start at Elmhurst Blvd. right at the bottom of Mt. Margaret. At the bottom of this DH section, you come to a point where you can take one of 3 routes. First one I've never been, but it looks like it keeps going for a few miles toward Elmhurst with a few ups and a few downs. The second was the one I came in from which follows a really old train track with gorgeous views of the Roaring Brook (Scranton/Dunmore) about 500 ft. above it with quite a drop you will definitely want to avoid, and the other side is completely rock faces, about 200 ft. up. This will take you to a split where you can follow that first route, but right along the Brook with a river crossing where you end up following 380 (?), or you can go straight and head toward Dunmore or Scranton. There are at least a dozen different offshoots, most of which take you on a different path to the same place. You can easily make this a loop, because I started at my apt. and ended there just as easy. Sorry for the lengthy post, and next time I'll make sure to have pictures and a more clear way to get there. All in all, you can easily spend half a day exploring/riding and about 10+ miles or more, depending on how you ride it.
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