Endless Mountains Gravel Bikepacking Loop

The Endless Mountains Gravel Bikepacking Loop (EMGBL) is a cycling route through Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This challenging route is about 430 miles long with over 42,000 feet of elevation gain. The EMGBL follows existing roads and trails, and about 65% of the route is unpaved. Paved riding is primarily quiet country roads and short on-road sections to lead cyclists into town.

The EMGBL passes some of the region’s best views and attractions along the way. Five state parks (Mount Pisgah, Ricketts Glen, Salt Springs, Vosburg Neck, and Worlds End) and the Loyalsock State Forest are located on or near the route. Part of the route travels on the D&H Rail-Trail, named Pennsylvania’s 2021 Trail of the Year.

The EMGBL also connects the region’s charming small towns. Stop and rest at local restaurants, wineries and breweries, shops, museums, historic sites, and so much more. Nearby campgrounds, hotels, and B&Bs provide plenty of lodging options.

Bikepacking has been popular in the western United States for years, but the EMGBL shines the spotlight on Pennsylvania’s cycling scene. In the Endless Mountains, you’ll find excellent gravel riding within about three hours of Philadelphia and New York City and five hours of Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.

An interactive map is available on Ride with GPS. Visit the EMGBL’s webpage for additional resources.

Two cyclists ride over a bridge over the Loyalsock Creek A group of cyclists ride on a dirt road in the Loyalsock State Forest Two cyclists ride on the D&H Rail-Trail in the fall

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