“A scenic tour of the Roth Rock State Forest fire roads.
— Leslie Kehmeier
This has been hidden from our maps to prevent overlap with existing trails, or because
our research has found there is no legal access.
This ride connects several fire roads to make a scenic tour of Roth Rock State Forest.
To access this ride, start at Laurel Run Rd
, one of the main linking roads in Rothrock State Forest. This forest road starts with a gradual three-mile climb followed by an eight-mile descent to Whipple Dam.
Continue past the dam and head straight at the multiple road junctions to Greenlee Rd
. This six mile or so road starts off easy enough and then slowly increases in climbing requirements with a nice kicker in the last mile up to the Gettis Ridge Rd Trail
Stay right on Gettis Ridge Rd Trail
and enjoy a descent to Wampler Rd
, a short, one-mile, flat route that has a great viewpoint near the intersection with Bear Meadows Rd
Stay left on Bear Meadows Rd
and settle in for a climb back to the north. Bear left at a junction with Croyle Run Trail
and then take a right when you reach Bear Gap Rd
. From here, the route is mostly downhill with one climb before you reach the trailhead and the beginning of the ride.