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Ohiopyle Shuttle Ride - Summit to Town

 3.5 (6)

10.8 Miles 17.4 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

597' 182 m

Ascent

-2,135' -651 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

2,898' 883 m

High

1,234' 376 m

Low

Shared By Zach Yomboro

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The Tour de Ohiopyle!

Zach Yomboro

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Overview

This ride hits most of the Ohiopyle goods and features 2,500 feet of descent.

Need to Know

This is generally done as a shuttle ride; leave one car at the Middle Yough Take Out parking lot before you head up to Firetower Road.

If you are a beast and want to ride back up or start at the bottom, I suggest riding Sugarloaf Trail all the way up to Sarver Road then Riding Sugarloaf Road up to the Fire Tower starting point. Enjoy.

Description

This ride starts on Firetower Road off of Sugarloaf Road. Begin by riding away from Sugarloaf Road on Firetower Road. After some small hills, the gravel road will flatten out and hit the Firetower to McCune Gated Connector on the left. Go around the gate and climb the singletrack up to the merge point with the McCune Trail.

Stay straight/right to continue on McCune counterclockwise. Ride all of McCune Trail and then head out the gravel road back out to Sugarloaf Road. Turn right on Sugarloaf Road, and follow the road for 100 yards or so until you see the gravel Sarver Road come in on your left. Turn left onto Sarver, and look to your right for the entrance to Sugarloaf XC Ski Trail.

Turn right onto the Sugarloaf XC Ski Trail - Upper and follow this down and up one valley to the sledding hill. Continue past the sledding hill on the ridge until you reach the Kim Trail sign or bomb down the sledding hill and into the woods on your left to take the new Kim/Sugarloaf Connector. Then follow the ridge to Kim Trail up and around Sugarloaf Knob.

Kim Trail ends at Upper Sugarloaf Trail, also known as Meatloaf Trail. Turn right onto Upper Sugarloaf and descend to the next intersection. At the intersection, go right onto the Sugarloaf/Baughman Connector. The connector will hit Sugarloaf Road again where you'll cross over and ride Upper Baughman Trail to the Baughman Overlook which is a great spot for a break. From the overlook, continue down lower Baughman Trail all the way into town.

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Aug 31, 2018
Matt Stroebel
No flow, old school gnarly.
Aug 27, 2018
Scott Danish
Lots of doubletrack/jeep-track/bulldozer-track... not really much singletrack. 11.5mi — 1h 30m
Aug 24, 2018
Steven Koscho
15mi
Jul 4, 2018
Anthony Shuba

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  3.5 from 6 votes

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I generally feel that any day I'm able to ride my bike on singletrack is a good day, however, that it the problem here... Lots of doubletrack/jeep-track/bulldozer-track... and a large lack of traditional singletrack. The description above states 75% singletrack, however, I'd vote maybe 25%. The first half of the McCune trail is really good. Great technical terrain with tons of huge rocks near the trail giving some great scenery. Thought we were in for a great day at this point! Then we realized that most of this featured ride is just steadily riding your brakes down a smooth, perfectly straight, gradual grade. Not terribly fun. There are a few parts of the Baughman trail that are decent. Kim Trail is singletrack and decent while being low tech. We didn't ride canyon's edge trail. The elevation and terrain are here in Oihopyle to make one heck of a MTB destination. However, for us, the trails (as they are now) aren't worth the extra effort of packing your bikes when heading here for rafting the Youghigheny. Aug 28, 2018
Zach Yomboro
Acme, PA
Zach Yomboro   Acme, PA
Thanks for your two cents, I am sorry you had such a horrible time riding in Ohiopyle, some people cannot handle the rough and raw style of riding Ohiopyle has to offer, others love it. There is a group of hard working individuals in Ohiopyle Biking Club working every week to improve the existing trails and build new trails. It takes a lot of time for us to get any new trails approved through DCNR, hopefully next time you come out it will be a better experience for you. It annoys me that someone can write off an entire trail system after doing just one ride there, but this is the internet so I would expect nothing else. Aug 28, 2018
Hello Zach. The rough and raw trails are the parts I stated as being good! Changing the singletrack % in the featured ride description to much lower than 75% would better represent the ride. You have been blessed with some fantastic elevation and terrain local to you. If you build it, they will come. Next time in we're in the area we'll be sure to check out the canyons edge loop. We look forward to checking out new trails as we see them pop up in the future at Ohiopyle! Aug 28, 2018

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