“An undulating, flowy, fun, fast singletrack that will eventually circumnavigate the reservoir.”
— Jason McCartney
Use caution during hunting season and wear bright colors or orange clothing. Be careful when approaching the numerous road crossings on this trail.
This developing trail is an undulating, flowy, fun, fast singletrack that will eventually circumnavigate the reservoir. When completed, the main trail will be a 17-mile loop around the lake. There are plans to add side trails that could total over 30 miles in the future.
Need to Know
There are four main parking areas that access the trail:
- Conemaugh Township Parking Area is the furtherest north for the sections of trail that have been completed so far.
- Green Bridge Parking Area sits at about the midpoint and offers the easiest access from Route 30.
- Birdman Road Parking Area provides the closest access for the east end of the trail. To reach the singletrack either head north and then east on Birdman Road or head south on the road to take a left on Slagle Hill Road.
- The Quemahoning Family Recreation Area (QFRA) offers parking and other facilities such as a beach area, canoe and kayak rentals, playground for a $5 day-use fee. The QFRA also offers camping.
At present, this is an out-and-back trail that totals a little under 15-miles round trip. Currently, if riders wanted to complete a loop around the lake it requires riding on the road.
The constructed sections of trail can be neatly divided up into three sections:
- From the Conemaugh Township Parking Area to Green Bridge. This section is the most beginner friendly with gentle grades and swooping turns.
- Green Bridge Parking Area to Slagle Hill Road. This section has steeper climbing sections, a small rock garden, some tighter turns, switchbacks, and some off camber sections.
- From Slagle Hill Road to where the trail meets Birdman Road. This section is the newest section, and is still a work in-progress. It's rideable, but it's not quite finished.