Rothrock State Forest

4.71 out of 5
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About this trail
A 100-mile network of 80% singletrack trails run through the Rothrock State Forest. The tracks have great technical and flow sections. There is 4,463' ascent and -4,458' descent,
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (21)
System Trails (21)
Tussey Mountain Trail
Long Mountain Trail
Coopers Gap Epic
The Raven
Sassafras XX
Old Laurel Run
Detweiler Run Road
Lower Trail Connector
Brush Ridge
Sassafras Trail
Ross Trail
Pig Pile Trail
Three Bridges Trail
Chestnut Spring
Deer Tick
Lonberger Path
Gettis Ridge Road
North Meadows Road
Wildcat Gap
Croyle Run
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Reviews (4)

Granny Gear

August 2, 2017
Review: This review is for Lower Trail and Bald Knob Ridge only. Not going to lie, I was unprepared. As a fairly travelled expert rider, I found these trails to completely catch me off guard, I entered Lower trail off Laurel Run Road and it started off fast, flowy and totally fun. However Lower trail soon became extremely technical, as in rocky to the next level and by the end it was seriously 500 meters an hour and big rings hitting rocks every 2 seconds. Next I took Bald Knob Ridge eastbound, which started off with taking my bike for a walk through the woods but once you get to the top it's super technical, but rideable. After that I hit SandSpring which was a decent technical. Overall good times were had but I would label it as adventure riding because the trails are not very well marked so be careful.

Similar Trail: Kanata Lakes


March 29, 2017
Review: Excellent singletrack, assuming you like rocks. Rocks, rocks, rocks, everywhere. It's such a huge trail system it really should be broken into individual sections. Some of the highlights are John Wert, it's about 2.5 miles long and pretty flat, but it's one long rock garden. It's insane. The crown jewel of the system is by far, Tussey Ridge. It's around 4 miles long, super techy, and yes, rocky. The top of the mountain burned (I think?) a few years back, so there are no trees up there. This gives you great views of the other nearby ridges. Overall, Rothrock has some top notch riding.

Granny Gear

July 12, 2016
Raymo853 Granny Gear  
Review: Rothrock is far too large to really review in a single entry. These entries seem to be for a single trails or at most, a trail system of nearly uniform trails. Rothrock trails range from wonderful to ok. As a past local, I miss the whole of Rothrock riding greatly, so maybe that is the best review.

Similar Trail: Black Moshannon State Forest


June 12, 2015
Review: sick place. tussey ridge trail is a must do.

Rothrock State Forest MTB Trail 4.71 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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