to Jim Thorpe
& the Western Poconos
by David Matsinko
Wild Creek Press offers Guidebooks and maps of the Jim Thorpe and Western Pocono
area. Self guided adventures for hiking, mountain biking and road cycling are available. The Guide to
Mountain Biking in Jim Thorpe & the Western Poconos, has been replaced by a new all inclusive
guidebook for all of your outdoor activities. Because of the small "homegrown" nature of this book, we
have been able to revise annually to keep outdoor enthusiasts advised of trail closures and changes in trail
conditions. It is also a goal of this web site to keep you informed of any changes to the trails in this area.
Just click on the "News/Updates" link at the top of this page. Maps for hiking, trail running, and X-C
skiing are available All adventures listed in the guidebook are available only through this web site.
So, what's in this book?
27 adventures are included in this new guidebook. General information such as points of interest,
campgrounds, Bed & Breakfasts, lodging, recreation, dining, and other local services are listed. Each
ride includes a topo map and detailed directions. Distance, elevation, degree of difficulty, time, and
features are also included for each adventure. This 68 page book is a compact 5.5" x 8.5 " and fits into
most backpack/hydration systems.
This book is currently available for purchase through this web site for $8.95. Please click the book order
form link. It is also sold at many locations in the Jim Thorpe area including Blue Mountain Sports &
Wear, The Lehigh Gorge Outpost, The Inn at Jim Thorpe and at the Mauch Chunk Lake Park office.
Please check out the Photo Gallery for a collection of former covers and scenes from some my favorite
areas in the Jim Thorpe area.
Questions and comments:
We'd like to hear from you. Have a question or a suggestion for this book or website, need a guide foy
your next adventure? Send us an email.
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