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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +287/224 ft
Total: 40 riders
 

Mountain Biking Parkway Trails

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#86 of 296 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#3280 in the world

Officially opened in October 2016, the Parkway Trail System consists of 7 miles of singletrack that is located only minutes from downtown Harrisburg. SAMBA plans to increase this to 10 miles in the coming year. The trails all enter and exit from the Harrisburg Greenbelt and consist of primarily smooth singletrack. However, the trails can be tight at times and there are ups and downs that can challenge intermediate riders.

First added by D-Klutz on Apr 29, 2020. Last updated Apr 29, 2020. → add an update
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Trailheads are located at the Derry Street and 19th Street Greenbelt parking lots.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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  • shaver
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    I have to respond to the last couple of reviews that don't seem to be fair at all. First of all, the paved trail isn't even part of the trail to review and homeless camps? Whatever. There is one spot that at times has somebody's garbage but it has always been cleaned up pretty quick. That's the price I guess for being in the middle of the city. There is another part that goes next to some type of factory too but the upper 5 mile section is great, as I often see deer or other wild life. Workers do a great job cleaning up downed trees etc. as well as fixing features. A lot of work is put into this trail and I am grateful because I typically don't have time to travel far to Rocky Ridge or Camp Mack. I can hit this quick a few times a week and stay in shape and have fun in nature at the same time. It's also a very challenging course when trying to make quick times.

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  • Mf9233
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    Main paved trail Ok. As soon as you deviate off and onto the mountain bike trail it's filled with trash, broken glass, and dirty diapers. Couldn't get out fast enough. What could have been a nice place was ruined by the neighboring residents dumping their trash. Stear clear if these trails.

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  • Cooper127
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    Was a decent trail but not very maintained and their were some homeless camps on some trails but over all it was a good trail.

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  • TinyRick27
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    I was hopeful when I read the reviews but to be honest I was disappointed. The trails themselves were fun but there an overwhelming smell of garbage in the air and there is trash everywhere. Kudos to the builders for finding a spot in the city like that though.

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  • Noël Funk
    *****

    Super technical with some areas of nice flow, tough climbs, and some hard features where it would be useful to know how to bunny hop. Amazing ride!!!

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  • rayban776
    *****

    This is a great trail that has got me into mountain biking at 48 with my college age kids. I ride the section at the Derry St entrance weekly. One challenging section after another requires constant focus which is great. A lot in a short distance for a great hour long ride. If I want to add some time, just hit one of the 5 trails again. They've added two sections over this last summer that have improved it even more. Great work.

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  • Hansolop
    *****

    Excellent trail system! Not much climbing but the trails are smooth, fast, and technical. What a gem in the middle of Harrisburg, PA!

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