Michaux State Forest

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↑ 1,700 ft
↓ 1,800 ft
1,027
elevation (ft)
4
avg mph
30
ridden
31
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1:39
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
4.50 out of 5
About This Trail
added by punktherhody Granny Gear on June 1, 2006
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Definitely bring a map! Some can be found at http://www.racemichaux.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=16, which shows race courses mapped out by the Gettysburg Bike shop, which holds a series of races there annually. I've spent hours lost in the woods, unexpectedly riding over 30 miles. There are powerline trails, singletrack, fire roads, tough climbs, sweet downhills, beautiful scenery (definitely ride by the Pine Run reservoir), and all sorts of flora & fauna. Spend a lot of time there, and you can find what you like.
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Guest on September 12, 2014
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Review: I know the description says 20 miles or something silly like that. There are literally hundreds or miles of trails here to explore. It's old school technical single track at it's best. From rocky and rugged around the Big Flat parking area, to some flowy stuff near Tumbling Run, and great views of the valley every time you get a clearing. Bring a sense of adventure, stuff to fix a flat, and just explore it.

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stumpyfsr on May 20, 2014
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Review: This is the same trail as Curse Of The Dark Hollow. Rocky, steep and fun. Not fun here is navigation - signs are few and far between and loosing a right trail is easy. On the other hand, it's hard to find these days a trail so amusing, non-sterilized and adventure-inspiring. Start early, pack water, food and medical kit (just in case) and have fun.
I'll be back to ride this place again

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David Giambarresi on April 7, 2014
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Review: This place is straight up hateful...in a good way. Steep steep steep, and rocks galore, don't go looking to break any land-speed records. 5 miles will feel like 50. Hope your suspension is plush, too, you'll need it...

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enspeyer on March 17, 2014
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Review: This trail has it all, difficult to moderate terrain for all intermediate to advanced riders. Hills, streams, technical singles and absolutely beautiful scenery

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TheWVPedaler on March 31, 2011
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Review: This is an awesome trail in the mountains of PA. Its really rocky and right now pretty muddy. They just had a race there this past weekend after almost a week of rain. Its messy but a challenging loop. Easy to get lost, I carry my map just in case.

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8valvegrowl on July 22, 2010
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Review: Rocks, rocks, and more rocks. I used to race here back in the mid-90's with M.O.R.E back in the Ironmaster days. Very tech-y singletrack in the old school way. Lots of fun and very challenging. Easy to get lost, so ride with a local.

Similar Trail: Catoctin Mtn/Gambrill

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Slow on April 2, 2010
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Review: This is the curse of Dark Hollow. See the next post for better directions. Getting lost here is easy.

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rastaridevt on June 13, 2007
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Review: Sick Sick Sick!!! Great ride, good loops, bomber rock gardens. Get with a local or go and explore on your own, but be prepared to spend time if your unfamiliar with this zone. Many hidden trails that are killer! Some of the best downhill singletrack I have ever ridden. This zone is a must see... My Heckler feels at home on these mountains.

Similar Trail: Lost trail, 3 mile trail, Zog, Bear Claw, CFN, Mud City Rapids

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Michaux State Forest MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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