Roaring Creek Watershed

4.00 out of 5
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Fire Road
↑ 500 ft
↓ 200 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Gravel and dirt forest road that runs along the Roaring Creek reservoir and watershed. I great ride for beginners. Mile markers are posted for the 8 miles out and 8 miles back. Tables and porta-johns are spaced out over the whole ride. Plenty of places to stop if you wish and enjoy the views of the reservoir. You can fish to, catch and release. There are a few areas that are not open to the public so stay alert to those if you try to head off the main trail.
You can go hammer out a nice 16 mile ride or take your time thru the woods and try to see the wildlife. Last time I was out I saw deer, turkeys, woodpeckers and an oriole.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Are dogs aloud -Guest

A: Yes dogs are permitted. I fish, dog walk, and cycle there. Its 10 minutes from my house.

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Bunny Hop

September 30, 2015
Mike Yaz Bunny Hop  
Review: The main trail here is old fire road. However, if you check the trail map on PA's DCNR, it shows many trails that are good for biking. Great singletrack, albeit sometimes very rocky. There are a few great ascents and decents. Check out the Headwaters trail loop starting at the Route 42 parking lot for a good ride. On the south side of the watershed are old mining roads that hook up with a ton of singletrack not noted on the official park map. This place is a hidden gem in Central PA. Lots and lots of trails!

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September 26, 2011
GWLII Poseur  
Review: Nice nice ride; however, I wish the trail was about three or four time longer. I would recommend bringing a lunch since you're not going to get a better backdrop for a picnic.

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Granny Gear

June 1, 2009
heathalow Granny Gear  
Review: Wonderfull trail! took my 28 month old with me rode 6 miles down and back. First three miles are much wooded with potentiel to see deer. at mile 4 you see a small dam with waterfall and small pond. At mile 5 after you pass the old stone house and barns you come to the big lake. definately worth the extra couple miles. there are many picknic areas along the way so make sure you bring a meal with you :) the path is well maintained and no traffic at all private road.

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Granny Gear

March 29, 2009
gsbodine Granny Gear  
Review: Great place to go with family. I took my 5.5 yr old there and he had a great time with the rolling hills and wide main path (with a little 'boost' from me now and then). There are challenging offshoots of singletrack that I didn't spend much time on this trip, but looked like there would be plenty to keep everyone entertained.

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July 22, 2005
jlpXC Gramcounter  
Review: The main trail here is very easy, however there are an almost endless amount of side trails throughout the area. Some may not be very evident and many are not "open to the public" but there is some pretty rad stuff up there.

Similar Trail: Geisinger Trails in Danville, PA are somewhat similar and pretty close.

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Roaring Creek Watershed MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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