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Montour Woods

Intermediate
 4.4 (19) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This featured ride combines most of the trails to create a nice loop around Montour Woods Area.


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5.8

Miles

9.3

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,123' 342 m

High

764' 233 m

Low

741' 226 m

Up

743' 227 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

The trail starts and ends at the Hollow Oak Land Trust Park Lot (1885 Hassam Rd, Moon, PA 15108 for your GPS). Each of the trails that make up this featured ride are blazed and have signs at each intersection, which makes navigation easy.

Need to Know

You'll come across a few stream crossings, an abandoned Oil Well, and a small cave. There is a Port-a-John at the Oak Land Trust Parking Lot. Additional parking is available near by at the Montour Rail Trail parking lot.

Description

Starting at the Hollow Oak Land Trust Parking Lot, head up the Oil Well Trail which features an old abandoned oil well and a few small wooden bridges. This trail will put you on Meeks Run Trail which follows along the stream which you'll cross then turn right onto the Honeydew Trail which follows the ridges along the western side of the Conservation Area, eventually descending to connect up with the Powerline Trail.

You'll climb up Powerline and stay to the left near the top to Powerline Trail To Hemlocks Trail Connector then take a sharp right to access the Connector Trail (Hemlocks Spur). This will put you at what will look like an abandoned paved parking lot, which is actually an old Nike Missile Site in the 1950's. Continue on the Connector Trail which takes you to the Nike Trail.

Hang a right for Lollypop Trail which is a short loop that connects you to Highlands Trail. Next you'll use the short Nike Trail to Highlands Trail Connector. At the top you'll turn right on Fallen Oak Trail which is short but sweet. At the intersection, take Hemlocks Trail for some fast and flowy singletrack that features some sharp switchbacks that carve your way back down.

Finally, at the bottom you'll go left on Cave Trail named after the small cave in the hillside right before the river crossing. Climb the hill and you'll finish where you started at the Oak Land Trust Parking Lot.

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Adam Christopher

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  4.4 from 18 votes

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Photos

Hemlocks Trail.
Apr 29, 2016 near Coraopolis, PA
Oil Well Trail.
Apr 29, 2016 near Coraopolis, PA
Meeks Run crossing
May 13, 2018 near Coraopolis, PA
The boardwalk
May 13, 2018 near Coraopolis, PA
The Cave, That's why they call it the cave trail!
May 18, 2015 near Coraopolis, PA
The Cave on the Cave Trail!
Apr 13, 2016 near Coraopolis, PA

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Jul 15, 2020
Brandon Wehner
Jul 13, 2020
Ben Sacherich
Parts of this trail were challenging for new riders. This trail has been updated with bridges and wooden decking that was not there a few years ago. 4mi — 60h 00m
May 13, 2020
Justin Sutton
5.4mi — 1h 01m
May 2, 2020
Brendan Brown
Jul 24, 2019
Tyson Erney
6.1mi
Jul 16, 2019
Brian M
mud 10mi — 2h 30m
Jul 9, 2019
Joe Crowe
Jul 5, 2019
Cory Pelligreno
Rained on my way to the trail and a bit while I was riding. The mud was tough near the creek bed, but had a really fun afternoon. 17mi — 2h 30m