Pike 2 Bike

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.00 out of 5
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Easiest
9.0
miles

Other
↑ 300 ft
↓ 600 ft
1,245
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This is not a MTB trail, a Rail-trail, or a road ride. What it is is unique, and an all weather ride.
Closed in 1968 this was part of the PA Pike. Although there were plans to turn it into a nice paved bike path. For now it has been left to nature to take care of. Although there is enough pavement left for road bikes, wider tires would be recommended. There are 2 tunnels 3/4 and 1 1/4 miles long, requiring the use of lights. For liability reasons the trail is "officially closed" but is really open. For more info and history.
http://www.abandonedturnpike.com/
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (23 total check-ins)
  Denkendermann   on Oct 27, 2018
  boltthrower   on May 21, 2018
  boltthrower   on May 21, 2018
  RoadWarrior   on Jan 18, 2018
  Helena Kotala   on Sep 10, 2017
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Reviews (7)
 

Granny Gear

October 26, 2018
zalaismd Granny Gear  
 
Review: I had fun. Even though this is not a mtb trail there is still plenty of singletrack nearby. For more information see the Buchanan State Forest website through the PA DNR

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Singletrack


January 19, 2018
 
Review: Trail is now seeing regular maintenance.

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April 25, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Really fun ride!!! Its all pavement and broken pavement. The 2 tunnels were great, couldn't believe how cold it was inside, we could see our breath. A lot of graffiti, some creative, but most was pretty unoriginal. If you start at Breezewood there is a lot of slight downhill making a really fun ride. We went the whole way to the end and came back. A lot of uphill but such a gradual grade change we didn't mind. I recommend this ride to everyone and families. I was very surprised to see how many hikers and families were out there.

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Epic


September 19, 2015
roadandmud Epic  
 
Review: We stopped here on the way to the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake. It was worth the extra travel time to ride through the two tunnels. At one point in the longer tunnel we shut the bike lights while still riding. I don't advise this, but it was fun.

Similar Trail: none

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Singletrack


July 22, 2013
 
Review: What a great place to ride on a hot humid day, could just do laps in the tunnel. Neat to see how Mother Nature os reclaiming the road.

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Epic


November 26, 2012
 
Review: Pretty cool change of pace. except for the trail between parking and roadway easy riding. Significant elevation change but modest grades.

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Gnarly

October 25, 2011
jfigel76 Gnarly  
 
Review: Abandoned turnpike highway with 2 really cool, and long tunnels. Out and back. Really cool with the family. Take lights into the tunnel as it gets pretty dark in there. Road bikes will have to zigzag around the grass growing up on the trail.

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Pike 2 Bike MTB Trail 3.00 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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Feature Article
Ride Report: The Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike
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