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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: -
Total: 23 riders
 

Mountain Biking Sugarloaf Trail

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#171 of 297 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#8,483 in the world

My first real downhill, and by 'real' downhill, I mean 'real' downhill. A nice combination of fast, smooth straightaways and steep rock gardens. I walked one of the rock gardens. My arms were aching and it was just so fast. One section of loose rocks shattered my dork disc.

Trail starts off as black blaze, but meets and orange blazed intersection. Take orange. Two downed trees must be carried over. With proper shuttling can be done over and over again. Pizza, ice cream, wraps, coffee are all waiting at the end of the ride.

First added by JasonJackMiller on Apr 13, 2009. Last updated Apr 30, 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 the West: From the PA Turnpike, take Exit 91, Donegal. Turn left onto PA 31 east. Travel about two miles, turn right onto PA 711 and PA 381 south. Travel ten miles to Normalville, turn left onto PA 381 south for 11 miles to Ohiopyle. From the East: From the PA Turnpike, take Exit 110, Somerset. Take PA 281 south 25 miles to Confluence. Continue three miles up hill and at the church, turn right onto Sugarloaf Road, SR 2012. Continue nine miles to Ohiopyle. From the South (DC, MD, VA): Take I-270 north to Frederick, then I-70 west to Hancock, then Rt. 40 and I-68 through Cumberland. Take Exit 14 (Keysers Ridge) to Rt. 40 west to Farmington, PA. Turn right onto PA 381 north for eight miles to Ohiopyle. From the South (WV): Take I-79 North to I-68 east. Take Bruceton Mills Exit to Rt. 26 north. At the PA border it becomes PA 281 north. Turn left onto PA 40 west, to Farmington, turn right onto PA 381 north to Ohiopyle. Once in Ohiopyle find Sugarloaf Rd, really the only main road heading east in town. Take Sugarloaf Rd up to the Baughman Rocks Overlook. Look for the trailhead on the left just before hitting the Baughman Rocks Parking lot.
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  • gregoryfranko
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    Sugarloaf is a longish system of trails but that is in different parts of the mountain.
    The loop up on top of the mountain is ok but was very grown in as of August 1, 2016 and made the descent portion very slow.
    The part of sugarloaf that takes you back to the main area of ohiopyle is the best part. It has some fun sections but is mostly long straight descents that is covered with big gravel.

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  • jfigel76
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    I did this as a shuttle ride and it is mostly downhill in the beginning and then flat rail trail across the bridge to the falls. Very fun, and I did it multiple times.

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