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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +2,669/2 ft
Total: 80 riders
 

Mountain Biking Boyce Park

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#14 of 294 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#539 in the world

Awesome single track. Very confusing without a map- many intersections. 2 very steep death drops that are easily avoidable.

First added by rushhowe on Sep 22, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
take I-376 E/US-22 E toward Monroeville. 13.7 mi 7. Take EXIT 84B toward Plum. 0.2 mi 8. Merge onto Mosside Blvd. 0.3 mi 9. Mosside Blvd becomes Haymaker Rd. 0.4 mi 10. Turn right onto Center Rd. Center Rd is just past Beatty Rd If you are on Logans Ferry Rd and reach Woodhaven Dr you've gone about 0.1 miles too far 0.6 mi 11. Turn left onto Old Frankstown Rd. Old Frankstown Rd is just past Cottage Ln If you reach McKenzie Dr you've gone a little too far 0.06 mi 12. 675 OLD FRANKSTOWN RD is on the right. If you reach Thelray Dr you've gone about 0.1 miles too far
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  • Mcablay
    **

    A good trail to spin your legs off. Super boring if ur trying to put a lot of miles on though because it's Not very technical. A few nice man made free ride options on the sides as u ride thru the trail system. Park up at the soccer fields for best access.

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  • Singletrack Cinema
    ****

    This is where I spent a good chunk of time learning how to ride. This trail is very solidly intermediate with some nice technical rooty sections. This trail leaves me personally wanting when it comes to flow. It feels very choppy at times but all in all its not terrible. A fun afternoon ride for someone local but wouldn't recommend going too far out of your way for this trail. Has some obstacles that are fun to session, and some nice beginner sections to find your sea legs. definitely plenty of variety that can make returning very enjoyable. all in all a very fun piece of singletrack.

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  • Plant-powered
    ***

    We entered from the parking area off Bird Meadows Drive, which is the recommended trail head from this site. We rode a number of trails, which were very well marked, including Wetlands Trail, Queen Maple Trail, White Pine, Many Habitats, Sylvan Ridge, Old Oak, Sky Meadow, Boyce School and the connectors. We didn't see any of the man-made obstacles shown in the pictures. (Perhaps those were on the few trails in the upper section of the map that we didn't ride?) In general, some flowy areas, narrow single-track with greenery to avoid, and mild roots and rocks. We rode 7 miles and hit many of the trails more than once, so I'm not sure how it's listed as 20 miles. We enjoyed the ride but it wasn't worth the two-hour drive for us.

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  • sconnor412
    *****

    Excellent riding. Whether you start at the log cabin or the soccer fields, you're going to have a great ride. There was recently some work done on the trails and it made them that much better. Overall boyce is set up great and no matter what way you ride, you'll have a smile on your face the whole time.

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  • Hunter_m_116
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    I've been riding Boyce for 11 years now and I keep on riding them. After a few times of riding the trails, it all makes sense of what trail goes where. If you look on a map before hand it will definitely help you but you get used to it. The more trails you find the more obstacles you find. There are some good obstacles. Some trails are real narrow and on a ridge. Be prepared for those. Lots of roots in the way but not a huge problem. I prefer to start at the ski lodge and head for the log cabin and take it from there. Doing the soccer field trail, tennis court trails, everywhere is for a good time

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  • ChrisUng
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    I've been riding Boyce Park for about 6 years now. There's a TON of trail in there and there's something for everyone. From rugged rocky and root covered goat paths to challenging man made obstacle to flowing singletrack to bombing downhill runs to flat double track, Boyce has it all. The two most common parking spots are the soccer fields or the Log Cabin. I prefer the cabin because you start and the bottom and climb to start and have a fast downhill to finish your ride. There's trail in just about all of the park, including behind the Wave Pool and Ski Slopes.

    The trails are somewhat blazed now, so if you stick to a color, you'll be on an established loop. Bring a tube and a pump though, lots of "jaggers" and even some broken glass in places.

    My buddy Timmy calls Boyce a "Playground for Mountain Bikers." He's right. Surpassed only by Frick and North, Boyce Park is among Pittsburgh's best.

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  • 3flygirls
    ****

    Had a great time here today and could have done another few loops exploring the many trail offshoots. Fast and flowy without gasping climbs. Not epic, but definitely worth a 30-45min drive. I'll be back.

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  • law5249
    ****

    The trails are definitely confusing without a map. Went out for my first time yesterday and got lost for a little, but after trying some random turns we found our way back. The terrain varies from wide paths (where people can ride on horseback as well), to narrow, and there are plenty of elevation changes.

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  • Roadkill8D
    *****

    Good Fun! Love the hills

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  • arm

    From the parking lot their are a couple trailheads, for this route the ride started at a trailhead on the backside of the slag piles. Their are a lot of trails intertwined at Boyce Park the ride detailed here combines a nice ride to connect and make your way through these trails. They are just starting to blaze the trails in Boyce Park.

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  • PanzerTrekk
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    Took three other guys riding at Boyce park for their first time yesterday. It was even better this time than the last two times! We started down the old Logging Road Trail for about a hundred yards and then split off to the right and road the loop that comes back around to the archery practice area. Then we crossed the road next to the soccer fields and entered some really sweet, technical single track that loops around the soccer fields. It was super awesome. If you haven't ridden this park and would like to ride it with someone that knows where a few of the best trails are, please contact me at [email protected] RIDE THIS TRAIL.

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  • PanzerTrekk
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    I rode this park again yesterday and I took a different trail this time. IT WAS AWESOME. So many roller coaster-like sections. Lots of logs to hop. Park just past the soccer fields across from the porta potties. Ride about a 1/4 mile further up the 'authorized vehicles only' road and take the trail on the right side that says 'Log Road Trail' or whatever. It seems wide and easy at first, but then it gets more narrow and technical as you go further. There's even a semi-scary section along the edge of a small ravine. Be careful if it's muddy!

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  • PanzerTrekk
    ****

    Good single track. A few nice little obstacles and things to hop. Decent rip overall. Good for beginners-experts.

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  • malva
    *****

    Very nice trail, but easy to get lost. Next time I'll bring my GPS. The trail access is next to the soccer field. Has several log jumps and some have an alternate route to bypass them. Very nice and fun trail

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  • rushhowe
    *****

    Awesome trail! If you like great single track then put this on your list of places not to miss! Very confusing- lots of intersections. I have ridden it 4-5 times and get a bit turned around every time but always get back to the start...maybe I should get a map some day.

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