October 20, 2015
One of my favorite State Parks on the planet and it's right in my back yard. I know it best from trail running - but when I bring the MTB it's like falling in love all over again. There are multiple entry points - some you have to pay for, others you do not. I recommend either the Rock Run Mill lot or the Maintenance Shed lot (which has a portajohn usually) ... if you are using the camp sites you have a lot of really great options onto the trains. These are challenging trails, hills, rocks, steep climbs/descents and a few open fields and "flowy" sections ... and as mentioned some equestrian use, but nothing like Fair Hill. Not too many bridges, but plenty of naturally challenging spots to choose from. If you get a hold of a good map you can plan out a 9 to 13 mile loop, or pick a smaller one and repeat if you want to work on certain sections, etc. I noticed some work on the Mason-Dixon trail section that I would not recommend for MTB yet unless you are a good rock hopper. If you are in the area give this one a try!
similar to Fair Hill, but steeper hills