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Canada Hollow Trail (Michelle's Trail)

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (4)

A reroute of a section of trail that was obliterated by recent clearcutting.


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4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

Singletrack

1,969' 600 m

High

1,297' 395 m

Low

712' 217 m

Up

706' 215 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

Family Friendly It is a long, not very steep, downhill without too much effort and return by shuttle or riding up an improved road with very little traffic if any at all.

Description

To access this trail, start at the intersection of Ridge Road, Means Hollow Road, and the AT. There is parking here.

Go through the yellow gate down Gum Run Road (No sign, the satellite map shows this labelled incorrectly as Milesburn Rd.) After 300 yards, turn right up a small bank onto Canada Hollow Trail. This is marked by a brown 4X4 post. Follow this wonderful, heavily-wooded, mostly-downhill singletrack for about two miles until it crosses Canada Hollow Snowmobile Trail and enters the clear cut.

This is the start of the re-routed section of trail. The first few hundred yards utilizes the old trail bed and is a bit rocky, then you hit trail that has just been opened with a smoother trail bed but dangerous stumps hidden by new growth lurking close to the trail.

There are great views of Cumberland Valley and Shippensburg until the new growth blocks the view. In June 2016, the clearcut has been filled with mountain laurel. There are great opportunities to see wildlife at dawn and dusk year round.

This segment of the trail ends at a T junction. Turn left to ride back up Gum Run Road (a gated road) back to the parking area. Turn right to continue downhill to the real Milesburn Rd and another parking area or to ride back to the top via Milesburn Road with a right on Ridge Road (two miles). The trail is also rideable in both directions (a long climb or long descent).

Contacts

Land Manager: PA DCNR - Main Office

Shared By:

Larry Boyler

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  4.0 from 4 votes

#8

in Shippensburg

#9549

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#8

in Shippensburg

#291

in Pennsylvania

#9,549

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In the deep woods.
Jun 21, 2016 near Scotland, PA
In the clearcut.
Jun 17, 2016 near Shippen…, PA
Pondering my next move. 2nd time around and really feeling every mile.
Jul 28, 2017 near Shippen…, PA
Early spring great ride.
Jul 28, 2017 near Shippen…, PA
Trail through clearcut.
Jun 16, 2016 near Shippen…, PA
Start (top) of Canada Hollow Trail.
Jun 20, 2016 near Scotland, PA

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Jun 1, 2017
Tanya Vymazal
Whew. First time out and it felt like it.