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Level: Beginner
Length: 70 mi (112.7 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +459/418 ft
Total: 11 riders
 

Mountain Biking Oil Creek State Park

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#129 of 294 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#5,105 in the world

the trails i've ridden out there are some of the most technical trails i've ever ridden especially the one that goes to the waterfall. the one that runs the ridge on the south is killer, it's fast hard packed dirt and used by some light vehicles.

most of the trails are hard packed old trails or a combo of animal or vehicle trails
you can email me questions if you want

First added by redleg1-7FA on Mar 20, 2005. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
oil creek park is north of oil city on rt 8 , it is also on many maps how to get there so if my directions aren't good then try getting a map. once you get to Oil City ( lots of places to eat ) ( and july is oil heratige week very busy for a smal town ) you want to drive north on rt 8 driving towards titusville, you will get about 10 miles or so out of oil city ( i think it's about that ) and you'll be going through rouseville ( pennsoil refinnery area, and you'll hit a light towards the end of that refinnery area, go straight as i doubt you'll know the back way through plumber, so once you go straight it will take you over a hill and at the bottom there is a set of railroad tracks, keep going a lil bit further and you'll see a twisty curvy road coming out of the woods and a sign for oil creek park to your right, take that, it drive through country twisty roa**o watch out for deer and other critters. once you get down the road you'll come to a 4 way and you'll also see a bridge, go towards the bridge and there is a main office for the park and plenty of parking, there is also a OC & T train that runs through the historical area were oil was first found in our country, but also a paved bike trail. I think most of you want the wooded trails so, if you pretty much ride down any of the roads in the area, you will find a large amount of single track and some double track trails. some are kinda extreme and some are kinda technical and yet others are kinda tame. i do believe the office has some maps of these trails?
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Oil City, Pennsylvania

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  • Renee K Hale
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    i didn't ride it yet i hope its good

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  • swampboy62
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    There is a paved rail trail running along the creek. None of the other trails in the park are legal to ride a bike on. You might get away with it, but the rangers are serious about their jobs.

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  • Plant-powered
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    The trail is asphalt and the scenery is beautiful. There are gentle hills along the trail. This is a nice trail for beginners.

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  • schupp411
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    Tons of uphill! I just rode this trail on 11/14/08 and there are a lot of leaves on the trail which made for decreased traction, especially on the uphills. The trail is supposedely over 70 miles but I only made it about 12 starting from the first trail head, near the park entrance, for Gerard hiking trail. The sun was setting fast and luckily there are many areas to get back to a road which provides easy access back to the beginning. There are quite a few wooden bridge crossings and steps obviously made for hikers with little to no trany which makes the trail technical. Take tons of water and go early to see how far you can get.* Review edited 11/17/2008

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  • tjohnston

    This is actually the Gerard hiking trail and it is against park rules to be on the trial in anything other then shoes. It is off limits to bikes. It's a great hike though.

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