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Astronomy Trail

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Length

2.1 Miles 3.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

97' 30 m

Ascent

-672' -205 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

1,791' 546 m

High

1,140' 347 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 3 days ago
Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees - few fallen trees on top. Bottom is rideable and clear History

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A tight singletrack along a ridge top ending in a long, steep, rocky downhill.

Larry Boyler

Overview

Dogs: Off-leash

Description [Suggest Changes]

The start of this trail is hard to find. At the junction of Three Pine Trail and Gilbert Road, head north through a small, grassy clearing for about 150 ft. As the clearing narrows, look to your left for a narrow opening into the woods.

Follow this trail for several hundred yards to a "T" shaped intersection with an old logging road. Turn right up a very steep but short hill which turns to singletrack as you crest this 100-ft climb. Then follow the trail to the end.

The last quarter mile is very steep and rocky with waterbars. Your brakes may overheat. The trail has poor drainage and has regular motorcycle events with this end section very much in need of a reroute (at least for MTBs).

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Land Manager: PA DCNR - Main Office

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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Jonathan Cox
Carlisle, PA
Jonathan Cox   Carlisle, PA
The Astronomy descent is one of my favorites in Michaux. You will have a false DH about 0.75 Miles in that is fairly tight, but after the flat you'll know when the real descent starts. The beginning of it a wide open fall line descent where you can let off the brakes a little and fly, the latter portion weaves through the brush but is still fast. By It'll leave you with some good arm pump. Jul 24, 2017

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