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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +460/ -482 ft
Total: 17 riders

Mountain Biking Raccoon Mountain Trail

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#136 of 294 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#5,574 in the world

You'll have to sign in at the visitor board in the parking lot. Maps are available. Trail system is only open sunrise to sunset, and there is no camping, fires, dogs, or fishing allowed.

Trail is mostly doubletrack with some singletrack mixed in. It's not very technically challenging, but there are some unmarked spurs that you can get lost on and have some fun. Follow the loop counter-clockwise for a steady uphill grade and a short (1 mile or so) downhill romp, or go clockwise for a steeper and more rigorous climb followed by a leisurely downhill.

First added by bush on May 23, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 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
From 654 in South Williamsport, turn south onto Jack's Hollow Road, go about 1/2 mile, then turn left onto Mosquito Valley Road. Continue over the one lane bridge, go all the way to the end of the road, and park at the Williamsport Water Authority visitor lot on the left. Trailhead starts on the dirt road next to the parking lot and is marked with a green diamond.
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  • Hdpearson13

    Great local trail we'll maintained. A bit of everything for most people.

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  • darkwingdck

    Being in town for business, I found this trail online and with the help of a local, was able to find decent, very technical single track. Follow the fire road to the left up the hill, then turn right about 2.5 miles up on a grassy road. This will take you to a T in the road, make a right. At the next T, you can go left to climb up a really steep hard single track to the Vista view, or go right on a nice fast single track that leads back to the fire road. The left track is hard uphill climb that eventually leads to a technical (very rocky) decent that is slow and most of the time spent behind your seat. The right trail is faster/quicker and is enjoyable.
    Any route you take, follow pink ribbons to stay on trail. Double ribbons means trail turns.

    Nice views and a great workout. * Review edited 4/4/2012

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  • MakarskiJA

    I went up to this trail to go ride it today and there seems to be a fairly new NO BIKING sign in place right next to the trail head.

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  • matcha75

    I lived in Williamsport during college (PCT), rode this trail for over a year. Lots of fun, not too technical but is a great workout climbing the moutain side, plus you get to bomb down the thing...very fast. Next to a creek and in mosquito valley so bring some bug repelent. Recommend going straigt up the hill (which is a left turn after the gravel road at the begining of the trail then taking the right turn near the top of the moutain a doing the down hill through more technical stuff (few switch backs, fast turns, ruts, small jumps, loose large rock, and bridges). Very nice and plesant ride in a beautiful part of Pennsylvania. If you look hard enough you'll find where an old school house was located along with another older house which are no longer there but the trees and foundations are. Old stone wall drainage ditches along path and I think I found a natural spring along the single track area. Watch out during deer season and I have sceen black bears in the area riding my motorcycle. No camping but if you know what your doing you'll never get caught. We did it just on the other side of the moutain.

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