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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 14 riders

Mountain Biking Shenango River Trail

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#115 of 294 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#4,528 in the world

This trail follows the old towpath of the abandoned Beaver and Erie Canal. It offers great scenery, including portions of the Shenango River.

The lower half of the trail, from Big Bend to New Hamburg, is gentle singletrack interrupted by short challenging sections, such as stream crossings. It offers a little bit of everything, without being too much to try out, or to walk past.

The upper section is flatter, but more vulnerable to seasonal growth and to becoming wet, and with many crossings that aren't feasible to attempt to ride.

The lower section is for straight up riding, the upper section is for adventurous exploring.

First added by batrg3 on Aug 6, 2014. Last updated May 8, 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
Trailhead near the intersection of North Bend Road and Valley Road.
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  • sportyman29

    Very over grown and tons of down trees. Needs maintenance badly.

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  • Plant-powered

    Nice, flowy, well-marked single-track. Eight miles round trip. Good trail for beginners or for intermediate riders who want to catch some speed and not have to work the legs too much. (Nice ride for your recovery day.) There are a few small creek crossings with slightly technical climbs after them, but relatively easy. The trail has a few bridges -- and even a funky plank suspension bridge -- that you can walk over with your bike (it's generally too hard to stay on your bike and get up on them) or you can follow the bypasses, which are marked for horses. On that note, watch out for horse droppings. Despite sharing the trails with horses, they're not carved up as you might expect them to be. Speaking of carved up, wear high socks or long pants if you don't want scratches on your legs from the overgrown thorny plants.

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  • KFG

    Great trail for the first 4 miles if you start at big bend, then it gets wet and not as well managed after New Hamburg going towards the covered bridge.

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  • edgar V.

    Good single track, first 8 mile super nice

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