ElevationAscent: 140' 43 m
Descent: -117' -36 m
High: 1,816' 554 m
Low: 1,696' 517 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A hard-to-follow trace that starts easy before increasing in difficulty due to rocky sections along the ridge.”— Brian Holscher
To find the trailhead, go 1.6 miles from the junction of Rattlesnake Run and High Rock Road on High Rock Road to the first gated road on the right (Heliport Access Road). From there, enjoy the grassy doubletrack along the top of the ridge. After less than a 1/2 mile, a clearing appears, and the trailhead is straight ahead.
The smooth, grassy road is upheld once exiting the clearing, which develops into a well-defined singletrack, with leaves and sticks being a minor nuisance. Once the trail begins to climb to the rocky top, the trail no longer is enjoyable for riding. Here expect a nice walk, even pushing a bike, until one gets past all the rock sections.
As the ascent continued, the red blazes became invisible to this geezer. However, the trail is groomed by repetitive use, so I remained hopeful and followed the trough of crushed leaves. Discouragement set in as the trail continued to undulate for why I can only guess is to avoid the major rock outcrops, yet the trail is peppered with mini boulders. Upon my last ascent, I'd lost the trail. The current track follows the Open Street Map line so it is relatively accurate.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: PA DCNR - Michaux State Forest