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blue Figure 8 Trail (500)

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Trail

3.4 mile 5.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 79' 24 m
Descent: -93' -28 m
High: 1,166' 355 m
Low: 1,128' 344 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Minor Issues 37 days ago See History
Dry: Numerous downed trees.

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A fun 3+ mile loop south of Knowlton Road.

Ben Voytko

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Hillman State Park lies within State Game Lands 117 and is open to hunting. It is not legal to use the trails during certain hunting seasons. For more info, call Hillman State Park, c/o Raccoon Creek at 724-899-2200.

From pgc.pa.gov/HuntTrap/StateGa…
"Riding not permitted (except on Sundays or on roads open to public travel) from the last Sat in Sept thru the third Sat in Jan, and before 1 p.m. from the 2nd Sat in Apr to last Sat in May"

Description

Figure 8 Trail is Trail 500 on legacy maps.

Primary access is via the dirt fire road road on the south side of Knowlton Rd, and the road narrows to doubletrack. Look for the trail to branch off to the right to follow the route - you'll end up back on the doubletrack at the end of the ride. The trail rides well both ways, so you can go further up and bear left instead if you prefer a different riding experience.

There is an alternative connector signed for access to the Figure 8 Trail off Knowleton Rd, on MTB Project as Figure 8 Trail - Knowleton Road Connector, which is a good exit, but not a great entrance to the trail due to steep grade uphill from Knowleton Rd to the Figure 8 Trail.

You'll encounter a section where the trails cross at a 4-way intersection, thus the name, figure 8. Just proceed straight through the intersection, and you'll eventually loop around and come back through. This applies no matter whether you're riding clockwise or counterclockwise.

There is a lot of dried pine needle cover on the ground and hilly terrain, these trails drain well and can be used shortly after rainfall without much mud.

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Mar 13, 2019
Patrice Lehocky
Dry but numerous downed trees. Watch for thorns in the walk-arounds.
Mar 12, 2019
Brian Anzellotti
Pretty dry trails. Entrance was crazy sticky muck that pretty much ground to a halt. After that all good. Watch for the numerous fallen trees.
Sep 1, 2018
Michael Cunningham
3mi
Oct 22, 2016
disconnected rider
Gravel Bikes today!
Jun 9, 2016
Adam Christopher
Apr 5, 2016
Philip Runyard
Jun 7, 2015
Ben Voytko
3.2mi
Apr 27, 2015
Josh Spoores

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