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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +641/580 ft
Total: 135 riders
 

Mountain Biking Trexler Nature Preserve

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#35 of 293 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#1453 in the world

Trexler Mountain Bike Trail has been expanded to include a trail network consisting of smooth singletrack, winding high berms on downhills, rollers and changes in elevation. These trails drain extremely well and can be ridden immediately following rainfall

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • No Restrooms
Getting there
From Rt. 309 N. Left at 873 split, 2.8 mi. to Left on Mill Creek Road, 2.1 mi left up access road to parking lot. Trail head 40.664526,-75.633606
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  • Nick Hepler
    *****

    This place is fantastic if you like fast, flowy, bermed, rolling jump lines. Very well maintained with great drainage. There are several fun one way, biking only downhill runs with berms and jumps. It's the closest thing to riding park without having to pay for a lift pass and rent a bike. There's also some double track and XC trails to get extra mileage. I parked on Game Preserve Rd by the covered bridge at the bottom of Broken Arrow. It's a tough climb up to the top but served as a good warm up and provides an awesome switchback decent to end your ride. I loved this place and have no problem driving 2 hours to ride here. Check it out!

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  • Lenny R
    ****

    well maintained trail system, about half double track, half single. all the singletrack is geared towards downhill runs, mostly bermed with some nice little jumps , some bigger than others!
    there are map stations everywhere here making it impossible to get lost. be sure to have good tires because the corners do get loose depending how fast u ride. u can get up to 22 miles if u do everything here

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  • gdigital13
    *****

    This place is awesome!! Fast flowing sections nice climbs and amazing views. The locals are great
    People would definitely recommend this trail. The signs are a little confusing but the views are worth making a wrong turn

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  • lakota84
    ***

    Mixed feelings about the trails here. Half Pipe is always mentioned in the reviews, and it is fun and pretty well maintained. But it is the gem of the lot. Broken Arrow appears to be neglected at the moment and the switchbacks are sketchy. Kill Dozer does not appear to exist anymore and Brian's Trail is best only out to where it used to meet up with Kill Dozer. After that, the Border trail and some of the Fireman's trail are more like rough fire roads. If you are coming from some distance, Half Pipe might not be enough to justify a long drive. I had a fun day there, but I stretched out the outer trails to make the drive worth it. You'll also be riding through some tall wild grass. On the plus side, despite many recent downpours, it all had drained very well.

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  • Chris155
    *

    There is no nature left here. There was an invasive plant and they had to remove all growth. It is very very ugly. The trails are below average and that combined with the barren landscape makes this an uninviting ride

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  • Erik1977
    *****

    Very nice place to ride. Smooth and flowing trails. Park in Mill Creek Road parking lot for easy access to MTB only trails. If you park in the othe lots you may have to hike-a-bike up some of the steeper grades on the outer loop. We got a pretty heavy storm a few days ago and the trails were very dry already. There is forest clearing going on now so you may run into construction work or trails with a lot of debris on them. I look forward to going back.

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  • Josh Gellock
    ****

    Overall, Trex is awesome! Let's talk about what's awesome first: These are IMBA-grade trails, designed to be fast and flowy - and they are! Tons of features: berms, jumps, rollers, log overs, balance logs, etc. Outstanding drainage - you can ride immediately after rain. So what are the opportunities? Trex can get overgrown so if you go during summer months, be mindful of all of the foilage. Also, some of the climbs are long (but they aren't steep).

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  • natepal
    *****

    Great trail nice and smooth. I recommend the half pipe trail. It has nice jumps, burms, and log over. Great all around trails for beginners to experts. I'd say lock out for our rear suspension is a must, because there are some brutal climbs. Make shore u park in the north parking lot and not the south.

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  • Tatasciore
    **

    This trail system used to be very well maintained but has become overgrown & some of the trails are closed.

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  • smcclin1
    ****

    The designated mountain bike trails are fun and well maintained. But, be sure to park on the North side of the park, if that's all that you want to do. The regular park trails that you would need to take to get to the mountain bike trials from the South have a lot of steep climbs.

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  • Loki512
    ****

    Very well designed and maintained trail system. VERY hilly, lots of tough climbs and fast downhills. Was very dry and looks like it drains well, as per other reviews. Not very technical, though the hills are demanding if you aren't in great shape.

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  • patrickmcl74
    ***

    Great trail system!!! It was my first time so I was a little confused as to where to go. Well eat your Wheaties because the hill climbs are tough. The Halfpipe trail was my favorite. You can really get moving and get a chance to throw your bike around.

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  • MKantor93
    ****

    Nice fun ride. The trails do drain very well. I was there after some decent rain and at most they were barely wet. Has some good climbs and fun downhills. Highly recommend this trail.

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  • TBoNe89
    *****

    Fun trails with clearly marked trails. You can take the long boarder trail or a few of the downhill tracks for a more challenging ride. Big river crossing - your geet will get wet!

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  • colyssa
    *****

    This is is definitely an advanced trail. If it's your first time here you might be overwhelmed because the hills are steep, long and hard. At times you might feel like your heart is going to explode because if how hard you work but when you get to the other side and start going down hill, it's all worth it! The trail itself is very well maintained and in outstanding condition. I never felt like I could get lost as the trail markers are well placed and serve as a very good guide. This is by far my favorite trail, unfortunately it's over three hours away from me so I can't ride it as often as I will want to. Visibility is awesome, there wasn't a moment on the trail where I couldn't see far enough ahead that I did not know which way the path was leading. As another reviewer put it, the north ridge is definitely the way to go on this trail. To sum it up, lots of fun!!

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  • cmyers.eps@gmail.com
    ****

    I stopped in on my way through town and spent a couple hours here. I rode all of the technical and winding trails on the North section and had a blast. It was a little short on length, which led to my mistake..... I wanted more of a workout, and I had an hour to kill. I assumed that the Border Trail was relatively straight forward and would take me around an hour to complete, so I gave it a try. Big mistake :( The trail was poorly marked at several trail intersections, so I ended up on the wrong path multiple times and had to backtrack. And most of the trail was overgrown doubletrack or just cut grass, so my speed was definitely way down. I was there on the morning after a rain, so a couple of the downhills were dangerous and unmanageable. And did I forget to mention the creek crossing that was 50 yards wide that was impossible to traverse on the bike the whole way? A little over one and a half hours later, I made it back to the parking area, tired and frustrated.

    So for the dedicated bike trails, I give this place a 4.5 rating, and say that several trails are appropriate for intermediate and advanced riders. For the Border Trail, I give it a 1 for a bike trail.

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  • Marek Kocian
    *****

    Super flowy and smooth trails. Nicely designed and prepared. I will definitely return back.

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  • *****

    hats off to the boys who work on this trail hands down most fun I have had all summer. super fast and flowwy great jumps great burms and swithbacks. beginner to advanced can ride but advanced riders are gonna have a blast on this trail

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