To ride the trail as a whole you need to start at the highest point on the alpine trail where this trail branches off. The lower portions of this trail are steep and rocky, making for a very difficult climb. Many people skip climbing this section by taking a portions of the Alpine Trail (Orange)
, Trout Run Trail (Red)
, & Robert Rodale Trail (Purple)
, then riding the power lines to highest point on the Uplands Trail (Blue). The upper portions of the trail that form a loop are not as difficult to climb. It's great fun to do several loops working in a ride through the Mountain Top Trail (Yellow)
before you either exit out on the Trout Run Trail (Red)
or the bottom portion of this trail itself.
There are a few great man made rock piles the provide a little opportunity for some short air time.That said, do not attempt them unless you have ridden the trail several times prior. The landings are usually rocky and followed by turns and trees.