Mountain Bike Pennsylvania - Trail Reviews including Maps and Pics


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  Allegrippis Raystown Lake   4.1 (-) Y Y  
  American Standard Jim Thorpe East 3.25 Y Y  
  Apollo (Roaring run) Apollo West   Y Y  
  Bald Eagle State Park - Sproul State Forest for more info  Also


Bavington Aka Hillman State Park but mountain bikers call it Bavington and is a half hour drive west of downtown Pittsburgh. This is a 3600+ acre state park much of which, I believe, is reclaimed strip mine land which helps to make the terrain interesting and varied. There is possibly 30 miles of twisty, flowing, fun single track here. There is beautiful scenery here, much of it pine forrest which helps it drain well. My buddy saw a bear there once. Here's a link to a ride someone did of most of the single track- I recently found this map of the trails at Bavington, it's one of the few good maps I found of trails in the area.  MAP


  Blue Mountain          
BLue Knob State Park (rock'n'ridge - Lost Turkey Trail) (see rock n ridge description)

Boyce Park- (county park) My main biking pal Rob and I agree these trails are the most fun in Pittsburgh- often hard packed and fast but also twisty, flowing and technical in spots. I ranked Bavington a little higher because Bav has better scenery, more trails and more of an adventure feel but every time we leave Boyce we're feeling jazzed. This motion-based ride was done by my friend Brian who knows Boyce well, this is maybe 2/3 of the trails-


  Caledonia Michaux       Y    
  Camelback Trails Jackson (26 mi SE of Scranton)       Y Y  
  Church Road Mountain Top   2.75 Y Y  
  Danville Danville for some maps

Deer Lakes- (county park) This park is in less populated part of the county so this doesn't receive the same commitment level and trail improvement efforts that other parks in the area receive but it's still a solid park to ride with a 10+ mile network of fun flowing single track trails.

Warning Logging!! Fell Mountain Merli - Sarnoski Park Carbondale East 4.25 (+) Y Y  
  Flat Rock Shared use Michaux   3.8   Y  
Frances Slocum              
  French Creek  Harmonyville East 2.9 Y Y  

Frick Park- (city park) This urban woodland park is similar to Wissahickon in Philly as it is located completely within a large city. At 561 acres it is less than half the size of Wissahickon but it is, in my opinion, a much more fun park to mtnbk, basically because unlike the Wiss it does not have any washed-out, triple track hiking trail- it has fun, varied, interesting, always improving single track trails built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. There are great stunts, downhills, views, a large restored stream and wetland area known as Nine Mile Run and generally good karma here. There is also a cool sag heap area south of Nine Mile Run with some good trails. I know this park well because it's less than four miles from my home and I ride it often- here is a recent ride I did there-

Geisinger Trails Danville            
Glen Park Stroudsburg            
New Trail Review Governor Dick / Mount Gretna   East 4.25        
    QUote from MTBR."This is the trail that never ends- has it all- flowy stuff, brutally technical stuff, natural rock features, and again, impeccable design throughout (nice bridges!)/;


  Grave Ridge - Michaux Forest East 4.49 Y Y  
Harrison Hills Pittsburgh area            
Hartwood Acres- (county park) Hartwood is small but there are some great features packed into this park- roller coasters, killer downhills, cool rock features, tons of log and fallen tree obstacles and nice scenery. If you ride the park on Saturdays in the Summer you can catch some quality free concerts in the huge meadow in the park after your ride.  


  Hubbard Mountain Carbondale            
  Lackawanna Lake Scranton - Carbondale East 2.5 Y Y  
  Laurel Mountain- Linn Run State Park (Forbes State Forest) Laughington West 4.88 (+)(+) Y Y  
  Locust Lake State park Barnesville East       Y  
  Mont Alto Michaux Forest East     Y    
  Moraine   West 4.1 Y Y  
  Moon Lake Park Nanticoke East 3.85 Y Y  
  Moosic Mountain Jessup Northeast 3.75 Y Y  
New Trail Review Mount Penn -  Reading East 3.9 prelim. Y Y  

North Park- (county park) This is a very popular spot- I'm sure many bikers would rate this trail much higher but I find some of the trails pretty boring and some trails I call deer path- trails designed to get from one point to another the easiest way without taking advantage of the terrain. Still, there is a large, dedicated community of trail builders here that are regularly improving the park. Of the 20 miles of trail here there is a good amount of fun stuff. Assuming the Garmin device that recorded this ride was working properly, these guys averaged almost 10 mph on this ride-

  Penobscot Trail Newport Township            
Prompton Honesdale East 4.13 Y Y
Quebec run (Forbes state Forest) 3.75 (+) Y Y
Rattling Creek Lykens East 3.9 ++ Y Link
Roaring Creek State forest Aristes 3.5 Y Y
Roaring Run Natural Area 7 springs
Rocky Pass Michaux Forest East 3.0 Y
Rothrock State Forest State College Central 3.9 Y y
Rothrock (Greenwood Furnace) State College Central Y
Seven Springs resort 7 springs 3.1 Y Y
Seven Tubs Wilkes Barre 4.2 Y Y
South Park- (county park) Fastest trails in the area- super fun in spots, some good stunts, similar to North Park but fewer miles of trails. I like to ride here a few times a year.
  Salisbury   Bethlehem (lehigh) for map 3.9 + Y Y
Soth Mountain Bethlehem - Allentown - Lehigh

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Spring Mountain


Swatara Lebanon / Lickdale 2.9   ++ Y Y
Tamaqua Y
NEW Trexler Allentown East 4.5
   Wissahikon Philly East 2.3 Y Y  
  Yellow Creek State Park Indiana            
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