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Hell Benders

Intermediate
 3.8 (6)

The only flow trail in northern Michaux State Forest.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Singletrack

1,044' 318 m

High

851' 259 m

Low

42' 13 m

Up

233' 71 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

This is an informal and unmarked, yet legal, trail within Michaux State Forest. This trail, and others that are nearby, are currently under assessment by the land manager toward a more static and stewarded trail system. Cutting a new trail or re-routing is considered illegal. As such, do not cut new trails without approval, observe potential future trail closings and official re-routing, and minimize your impact while riding. Avoid riding during PA hunting seasons.

Description

The trail starts out to the left (south) of a gravel logging road with a gate off Leper Farm Road. There are minor log obstacles and few rocks. The trail is mostly downhill with relatively good flow.

There is one minor switchback climb about 3/4 of the way through. The trail is multi-directional, but is best ridden from Leper Farm Road ending at Leaf Trail Road.

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Shared By:

Bryan Sell

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  3.8 from 6 votes

#11

in Shippensburg

#10374

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#11

in Shippensburg

#343

in Pennsylvania

#10,374

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Jun 28, 2019
Nick M
Fun little ride. Nice flowing downhill with a short climb back. 1.6mi — 0h 23m
Jul 6, 2018
Genevieve Stroebel
Jul 6, 2018
Matt Stroebel
Aug 21, 2017
Scott Sollenberger
A fun trail, not to technical even for my kids. 1.1mi