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Level: Beginner
Length: 16 mi (25.7 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +160/ -76 ft
Total: 23 riders

Mountain Biking Roaring Creek Watershed

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#73 of 294 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#2,825 in the world

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.

First added by jlpXC on May 16, 2005. Last updated May 2, 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 I-80 West of Bloomsburg take exit 224 (the Danville Exit) get onto PA 54 East toward Danville. Go straight thru Danville and follow PA 54 thru Elysburg. You will enter a noticeably more wooded and mountainous area. The Trail head will be on your left almost right across the road from Aqua Pennsylvania. From Bloomsburg, PA and points East on I-80 you would take PA 487 south to Elysburg and catch PA 54 East there. From Sunbury take PA 61 to PA 487 toward Elysburg then get on PA 54 There is a trail head at the other end on PA 42 as well. This trail is part of The Wyoming State Forest. If you have any questions I'm sure these guys can help: Bureau of Forestry Forest District #20 274 Arbutus Park Rd Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 387-4255
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  • Mike Yaz

    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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  • heathalow

    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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  • gsbodine

    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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  • jlpXC

    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.

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