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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +515/ -444 ft
Total: 90 riders

Mountain Biking Trails At Mt. Gretna

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#23 of 295 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#1,264 in the world

Any of these trail heads at the parking lot ( i believe there are 3) are fun, i've take them all. facing the mountain a gated fireroad goes straight up, trail 5 goes left and right. left is a fun technical ride to top. take trail 5 to the left until trail 12 on your right.(its a sudden turn and at a good pace you'll probably pass it). take trail 12 to the top. 12 has narrow planks across the muddiest areas, they are fun balance practice. the rest is a fun series of varying difficulty switchbacks to the top.
follow trail 5 to the left past the intersection with twelve i believe it turns into trail 13, if not then turn bear onto trail 13 when it does. 13 is a more difficult set of technical switchbacks to the top.
the fireroad at the parking lot in the center goes straight to the fire tower at the top of the mountain. the firetower is accessible to the public and has great views. its a straight steeeep climb on a fireroad but is worth it. many trails lead away from there ant trickle down the mountain at varying difficulties.
the right side of trail 5 at the parking lot goes through the edge of**orgeous neighborhood and around to the parking lot on pinch rd. across the street is state game lands. i dont know if any trails are over there. best to stay out during hunting seasons. from this parking lot there are many trail options with varying difficulty. im unfamiliar with starting from this side and have no advice on trails.

First added by brianmrog on Dec 8, 2006. Last updated May 6, 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
the only directions i know are from Harrisburg. go East on rt. 322 roughly 13 miles till butler rd.(there is a stop light and its out at a fielded country surrounding) take a right on Butler rd and follow it till its end at rt. 117. take a left on rt 117 and follow this roughly one mile to a dirt parking lot on right. there is a yellow gate on a fire road, an outhouse and some dcnr signs. park there and take any trails.
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Bryan Musser (on Oct 10, 2019)
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