“This featured ride combines most of the trails to create a nice loop around Montour Woods Area.”
— Adam Christopher
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.
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.