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Bulls Dam

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.4 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A loop of tight, twisty singletrack around Howard Eaton Reservoir.


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11.8

Miles

19.0

KM

50%

Singletrack

1,502' 458 m

High

1,422' 433 m

Low

536' 163 m

Up

536' 163 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

The trail is broken up into three sections: the North Loop, The Pines, and the Southwest Loop and Spur. These sections form a semi-continuous trail of approximately 10+ miles of single/doubletrack that wraps around Eaton Reservoir.

Description

The trails are still being refined with portions seemingly recently dug. The newly cut portions are uncomfortably tight and twisty, likely intended for a fatbike.

Directions and signage have much room for improvement. There are green/orange markings on the trees in what could be assumed is the preferred direction.

For The Pines sections, enter and exit are at the same location - once you enter, start by going to the left. For the Southwest Spur and Southwest Loop trails, it is a bit like a bowl of spaghetti with trails intersecting and branching in all directions. For someone who knows the trails, it could be a lot of fun.

The North Loop's seemingly preferred entry is through the small open field - but look at the tracks at the intersections because some branches lead you in for a bit and then stop.

A great deal of work is being done here with much effort being spent on the log/stone bridges over muddy portions. Like many trails in this area, the ups and downs are highlighted by tree roots at the tops and mud pits at the bottoms.

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Shared By:

John Beeson

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 8 votes

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  3.4 from 8 votes
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Photos

Toward the end of the actual Pines section.
Jul 4, 2017 near North East, PA
Dryer upland portion of Bulls Dam.
Jul 4, 2017 near North East, PA
At the start of the Pines, make sure to head left!
Jul 4, 2017 near North East, PA
Come prepared for mud if you're riding early season.
Jul 4, 2017 near North East, PA
A muddy section of steps.
Jul 4, 2017 near North East, PA
Start of the grass field toward the pine portion.
Jul 4, 2017 near North East, PA

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Sep 22, 2019
Laurie Vento
this trail system is twisty and confusing, it needs to be made better. I really liked the area and some of the more not so twisty parts.
Jun 14, 2019
Matt Benchek
Rode the Southwest loop and part of the spur trail. Trail zig zags every witch way so I'm not sure exactly where all I rode but there is definitely… 2.5mi — 1h 00m
May 6, 2019
Matt Benchek
Rode part of Southeast trail, north trail and south part of reservoir trail. North trail was very muddy and hard to climb, southeast trail was pret… 4.5mi — 1h 30m
Aug 25, 2017
Tariq Niaz
Thank you for the effort 6mi
Jul 9, 2017
Nick Leofsky
Jul 6, 2017
Matt Krause
10.7mi
Apr 10, 2017
Daniel Spencer
Broke pedal @0.5 miles. North side unridable
Apr 23, 2016
Jeffrey Go