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black Vista

Trail

2.2 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 114' 35 m
Descent: -639' -195 m
High: 1,442' 439 m
Low: 846' 258 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Bryan Sell

A popular, technical downhill trail.

Bryan Sell

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

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 begins off of Cold Springs Road and circles a knob via relatively obstacle-free, easy/intermediate trail. However, after rounding the knob, the terrain changes very quickly to double black diamond terrain. There are many boulders, drops, step-ups, rock gardens, and knife edges to clear. There are also many connector trails and alternate routes for true downhill, enduro, and aggressive cross-country rides. It is easy to get off track, so pay attention.

The trail is rated as a double black diamond because of steep grades and large obstacles. The southern end of this trail is located off of a doubletrack, Mountain Creek Road.

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Jul 8, 2018
Matt Stroebel
Best mtb trail in PA yet!
Apr 18, 2018
lubes 17319
Jul 16, 2017
Dain Shirmer
Very technical on several occasions, but great scenic run. 2mi

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