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Hell Benders

Intermediate

Trail

1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 42' 13 m
Descent: -233' -71 m
High: 1,044' 318 m
Low: 851' 259 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

Dogs

Unknown
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Trail shared by Bryan Sell

The only flow trail in northern Michaux State Forest.

Bryan Sell

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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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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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

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  3.8 from 6 votes

#12

in Shippensburg

#8632

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#12

in Shippensburg

#287

in Pennsylvania

#8,632

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