Hydro Loop

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  4.9 from 7 votes
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Rank: #2 in the South Central PA area
#3 in PA, #58 Overall
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Trail in the area near Mapleton borough,
“As close to a roller coaster as you can get on your bike!”
Frank Maguire on May 11, 2013
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1.93.1 milesKilometers 225’69 m Ascent 937’286 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -243’-74 m Descent 807’246 m Low 18% Max Grade (10°)
Hydro Loop is just over 2 miles of twisty fun! Ride it counter-clockwise for maximum effect, descending down to lake level through several different forest ecosystems.

There is a spot about 2/3 through the loop in this direction that's a popular spot for taking a breather, where you get down to lake level and get some great views across the cove.
Land Manager: US Army Corps - Raystown Lake Office
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A short but sweet quick loop at Raystown.
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PHOTOS of Hydro Loop
  5.0 from 1 vote
First time going to raystown lake. it was a 4 hour drive there but it wa... (McConnellstown, PA)
  3.7 from 3 votes
Cruising (Mapleton borough, PA)
  3.5 from 2 votes
Perfect spot to cool off! (McConnellstown, PA)
  2.7 from 3 votes
The intersection of Hydro Loop, Eagle and Osprey is a good spot to sit a... (Mapleton borough, PA)
  2.7 from 3 votes
The trail gets pretty close to the lake at this point, and its as good a... (Mapleton borough, PA)