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    Trails similar to Nox

    So I had my son at Nox on Thurs for his first singletrack riding. We both loved it. It was still challenging for him without being over his head. What other trails could you recommend preferably the Eastern half of the state with similar conditions/features? If im reading right swatara, trexlers? What else do you have for me? Thanks in advance.

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    Little bit further a drive south you have Whiteclay which is Nox like and very good.

    Blue Marsh and Green Lane have some possibilities but have a few steep technical sections so YMMV.

    How about Marsh Creek?

    Maybe Jordan Parkway with a little more experience.

    There's Jacobsburg.

    Swatara's good like you said.

    If I were you I might take a pass on Trex with the kid at the moment. It's a work in progress forgone thing, kinda hilly, and some stuff like Broken Arrow trail and the Shaleface connectors I might not want my beginner kid on.

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    I'd say definitely give Trex a go. I don't think there's anything there that's going to be out of hand for him with the exception of the climb back up from Broken Arrow if you decide to take that down. Broken Arrow would only be sketch if you were pushing it speed wise.

    But like Clay said above, it is a work in progress and a good half the park is wiped out. Still a good ride though. Drains well too, so if it's rained in the past day or so, it's most likely good to go.

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    Green Lane but stick to the Red trail region and he'll be great.

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    +1 for White Clay! It's not that far, about an hour depending on where you are coming from. It is some of the best riding in the area, without a doubt. It does have more climbing than Nox, but also more descents. That being said, non of the climbs there are really tough.

    The rest of the places mentioned are ok, but really pale in comparison to White Clay.
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    Marsh Creek is pretty similar to Nox, terrain and distance wise. There are a few long-ish somewhat skinny bridges but they aren't very far off the ground. Fun place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shmack View Post

    The rest of the places mentioned are ok, but really pale in comparison to White Clay.
    Ha! Tell us what you really think! 😀

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    I feel like I should point out that White Clay is in Delaware! It is right across our southern PA border, and totally worth the trip, though.

    Figure I'd throw out a couple Jersey trails similar to Nox as well. You have the Nassau Trails in Highbridge and Washington Valley Park, just south of Martinsville.
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    Oh yeah, if we're talking of Jersey, don't forget Six Mile Run, just a little north of Princeton. Also Clayton Park in the town of Imlaystown.

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    I wouldn't drive out of my way to currently hit Trexler. Since the loss of Dozer and HP3 trail mileage is kind of low and its borderline waste land status. I saw yesterday I think that they will be doing burns there soon.
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