Plainfield Township Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Plainfield Township Trail is a 15.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for trail running, nature trips, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
547 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

15 days ago

Super safe and kid friendly; easy bike with lots of great shade and spots to rest.

mountain biking
22 days ago

About 16 miles round trip and terrain varies between paved to crushed stone. Path is almost always either next to a creek or crossing a creek. Last bit near Wind Gap is a little hilly and best suited for a hybrid or mountain bike. My Fuji Absolute "fitness" bike was ok with the hills so if you have something without tread, it is still possible to ride the length. The path crosses several road ways including RT 191 however most of the roads are rural. We only had to stop briefly. There are a few wooden bridges crossing the creeks. On one of them, my tires slipped a bit to the side because of rain the previous day. My only other knock is the paved surface portions can be a bit bumpy with roots pushing up or small depressions. I would suggest just to pay attention to the surface. Very rural and you are looking at a good amount of wooded areas and farms. Half expected to see a bear in a couple of spots. You'll likely finish in almost 40% faster coming from Wind Gap to Stockertown versus Stockertown to Wind Gap. There was a bit of erosion near the Wind Gap portion so be careful there. If you want to stay on paved, start in the parking lot of the Plainfield Township #3 on Rt 191 near Sawmill Golf Course. All in all, it was a better ride than I expected.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Friday, July 24, 2015