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Downhill Trail

Extremely Difficult

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3' 1 m
Descent: -270' -82 m
High: 1,497' 456 m
Low: 1,230' 375 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Scott Danish

A southbound only trail with the largest obstacles in the Moraine State Park Trail System.

Scott Danish

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Description

This trail begins where the Freeride Loop ends, about halfway between the northern Powerline trail and the lake. Keep an eye out since the entrance is a little hard to locate, especially in the fall. There is a photo of the entrance with a brown stake where the stickers have all fallen off. The stake has two diamonds scribed into it, thereby differentiating it from the other non-labeled brown stakes.

This is a uni-directional trail, with traffic permitted southbound ONLY (...And you really wouldn't want to try to ride it opposite anyways).

The grade is over 15% downhill at times. Walking obstacles to investigate them is recommended before hitting this trail hard and fast. Car-sized boulders are the norm here. There is a border collie in the photos for perspective, however, I feel the photos do not do the size of the obstacles justice. Most boulders are moss covered and can be very slippery at times. Most obstacles can be rolled, many have bypasses, and only some have mild drops. The trail has very good flow considering the size of obstacles.

After 0.5mi of downhill, the trail flattens and connects to the Old Alexander Ridge Road Doubletrack trail, where you have some options on which way to go...
Taking the doubletrack west, back to the marina, there is doubletrack that also heads west to the Eastern Powerline to Lake switchback climb, or riders can cross the doubletrack and take the Davis Hollow Peninsula - Counter Clockwise (recommended).

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Sep 23, 2017
Jeremy W.
7.5mi — 2h 00m

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Photos

Looking uphill (reverse direction of travel). Large car-sized boulder with armored entry and exit ramps.  Can be easily rolled.  Sometimes ramp rocks are a little loose.  Border Collie shown for scaling purposes.
Oct 19, 2015 near Prospect, PA
Downhill Trail Entrance: Brown Stake with Two Black Diamonds Scratched into it denotes the beginning of the trail. Trail goes just to the right of the large tree with the red paint mark.
Oct 19, 2015 near Prospect, PA
A rock berm on the Freeride Trail.
Oct 30, 2015 near Prospect, PA
Slick, mossy rocks are the name of the game on the Freeride Loop.
Nov 2, 2015 near Prospect, PA
Pathfinding on Freeride Trail is more challenging in the fall.
Oct 30, 2015 near Prospect, PA
Some of the obstacles on the Freeride Loop, with a furry friend for scale.
Nov 2, 2015 near Prospect, PA

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