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    eastern PA - long gravel/un traveled dirt roads?

    trying to avoid people and cars. Anyone know any longish dirt/gravel roads in eastern PA? The closer to Chester county the better. But I'm willing to travel for it. Thanks

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    Not sure if you already found this, but have fun https://gravelbikemap.com/
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    I have seen that. Just was wondering if anyone had specific route recomendations. It seems like i could cobble something together from that map if i drove to wilkes-barre area. but would be better to have a idea before i just head up there.

    I also feel like there should be some dirt roads in state parks and state game lands that doesn't show on that map. but maybe not.

    thank you

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    Stoney Creek north of Harrisburg in not listed on the gravel map. It is on state game lands and about 25 miles long.

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    Rothrock SF near State College has a ton of gravel roads that travel through very scenic areas.

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    Depends on the area where you want to go, the Perkiomen trail is great. Itís 19 miles total from end to end. Mostly gravel and some small paved portions, bikes and foot traffic only so no worries about cars. Another to look into is the canal paths on the Delaware River, Lehigh River and up in Jim Thorpe. Iím not 100% certain what they are individually called but they are all gravel and can make for a fun short ride or a very long trek

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    https://maps.psiee.psu.edu/preview/map.ashx?layer=260
    I prefer to use this map to plan unpaved rides. Using that and keeping in mind that many state forest roads are unpaved, it's pretty easy to plan long routes. Not sure how far north and west you're willing to travel.

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    there is a real lack of red on that map where i live unfortunately

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    Looks like you may have to travel to gravel. Get north, northwest of Bloomsburg and the sky's the limit.

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