Rattling Creek

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  • Pump Track
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  Nick Hepler   on Mar 31, 2017
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Gramcounter

August 16, 2016
ChipMarr Gramcounter  
 
Review: Had a good, fast, rocky, humid ride on Sunday morning on preserve line, dry run & rattlin' creek trail. Careful. Stay on the trail. Caught a few high rocks with the pedals & went over the bars. Bruised but okay

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Granny Gear

July 5, 2016
 
Review: Rugged terrain, felt like 30% to 40% of the ride is rock garden. Fair amount of climbs, totally worth it!!
Trails are pretty well marked.

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Trailblazer


August 24, 2015
 
Review: Great place to ride only road a few trails but I will defiantly come back for more. Mostly patches for rocks and rock gardens. Differently take the bigger wheeled bike because its rocky. Great trails and fun Downhills.

Similar Trail: Elm Ridge

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Gramcounter

August 16, 2015
ChipMarr Gramcounter  
 
Review: Rocky ridin today. Had a few tire issues but still a great day. Beautiful view from the hang glider launch.

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Trailblazer

July 23, 2015
 
Review: Flowy, a term that makes your chamois moist for days, kind of like the term selfie makes the bunny ears on your iPhone case perk up with a rubbery twang, all while you dream of never having to put your feet down and get your bunny slippers, that match your aforementioned phone case dirty, unless you step down to take a macro shot of a dandelion seed pod for all your instagram followers that never seen one before. Run-on sentence? Yeah I'm a mountain biker, not a blogger who drives a VW when my long board won't get me there, so sue me and go back to listing to your Indie rock. This isn't that type of trail. This is a man's trail. Things like Burl, Gnar, and Paul Bunyan riding Babe like a surf board, spitting on Johnny Appleseed come to mind. You pedal up hill, you pedal down hill. There is very little momentum to be carried here. There's rock gardens, roots, overgrowth and rattlesnakes big enough to swallow bunny slippers.

This is a great trail system and has well over 30 miles of trails. Wildlife is abundant and this mountain combines sandstone mountain and black dirt mountain, and everything in between. I recommend fall or early spring since it does get overgrown in the summer.

Similar Trail: Governor Dick, Mt. Gretna, Camp Mack

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Gnarly

July 17, 2015
djf500 Gnarly  
 
Review: Super fun! These are mtb specific trails. Great mix of flow and tech. Lots of rock gardens to try and clear. Some are hard but they're all rideable. Not a ton of elevation but the technical nature of the trails wears you out. Well marked and relatively easy to find your way around with a map. Worth of IMBA Epic. Seems to drain really well too. Only negative... wish there were more even more trails!

Similar Trail: Rothrock

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Gramcounter

April 26, 2015
Camkass97 Gramcounter  
 
Review: We did not do the entire 23 mile "Epic" loop, so we decided to take the road to dry run trail and then from dry run to rattling creek to doc smith and end at the parking lot. however, when looking for the dry run trail we got lost and ended up taking a overgrown white blazed trail thinking it was dry run. We ended up having to bush-wack our way thru the overgrown path which then seemingly left us out in the middle of the forest. Luckily we had a paper map and compass as this helped us reach the upper portion of dry run trail and we were eventually able to do the route as planned. The trail system itself is well marked however, the dry run trail entrance must be overgrown or not marked as we could not find it. Overall though, this trail was amazing and the many fun and interesting obstacles (streams, bridges, rocks and logs) made it technical without being tiresome. The beautiful rattling creek was incredible and the water looked almost crystal clear. would certainly ride this trail again. however, make sure you know you way our before dark as this park has no lights on any roads or entrances.

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Trailblazer

April 5, 2015
 
Review: Awesome trails! Pretty technical in some areas but there's plenty of flowy stuff mixed in too. There are a few really cool rock features built in (especially on Rock's Ridge Trail) and fun bridges. Perfect mix of it all!

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Bunny Hop

November 25, 2013
mrh372 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great technical trails. The whole area is huge and I don't think one could ride all of the trails in one day. I have a couple of hours I got to ride here and barely scratched the surface. Good rocky tight singletrack fun. Definitely a more advance place to ride.

Similar Trail: Michaux Mont Alto

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Granny Gear

August 31, 2012
Yshf Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fantastic trail system! Must rides include Hop Back Trail and the Rattling Creek Trail itself. A bit technical at times, a few bridges here and there. Beautiful area. Highly recommended.

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Rattling Creek MTB Trail 4.55 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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Ride Report: Rattling Creek, Pennsylvania
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