Roaring Run Buchanan State Forest Pa

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4x4 Trail
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About this trail
A combination of 4X4 trails, logger roads, single track, creek riding, and a short stop and hike. Take the Cliff trail until it intersects with the Roaring Run trail on the right. The Roaring Run trail is a combination of 4x4 and single track, it will drop into the valley, and merge with the creek. Follow the creek / Roaring Run trail until the intersection with the Jackson Trail, then turn right (NW). You will need to hike with the bike up the Jackson Trail. Ride the Jackson trail after hiking the short steep portion of the trail. At the intersection with the Ball Hill trail turn right. This trail is now a logger road. The logger road will take you back to the trail head and picnic area.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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December 20, 2015
Review: I stopped here on my back from Pittsburgh for a quick loop. I parked as soon as you enter the park and initially rode to the fire tower and then the outlook, which was a nice view and well worth it. From there I descended going off and on the trail and fire/ logging roads. I feel like this would be a good place to bring the fat bike after a storm.


May 1, 2011
JeffHoward Gramcounter  
Review: Highlights: Very Remote, Well Marked, Mountain Top Lookout, 700 Feet of Elevation Change. This ride is a unique experience and follows a combination of every type of trail. The trail head is at 2,300 feet next to an old fire tower. The Cliff trail will lead to an overlook that will require a minor detour, but well worth it. The Roaring Run trail will drop 700 feet making the first half of the ride downhill, and it moves quickly at some points. As you drop into the valley the trail begins running in and out of a watershed. You’ll slowly start to hear water rushing, and then the trail merges with the creek. You’ll realize the trail is the creek and the creek is the trail. The best way is to ride right down in the creek which is a lot of fun as long as its summer time. The trail will become not so well kept for periods around the creek, but markers do exist to keep you on trail, and a sign marks the intersection with the Jackson trail, along with all other intersections. The Jackson trail is steep, and will require a hike. Once it levels out the trail continues until merging with a logger road. I ran into some guy logging and he looked pretty shocked to see someone like me come out of the woods. The logger road is welcomed after the hike and creek ride. In summary, make sure to bring tools and spares, it would be a fun ride with a group who is looking to experience a road less traveled.

Roaring Run Buchanan State Forest Pa MTB Trail 3.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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