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6.9

Miles

11.2

KM

95%

Singletrack

1,540' 469 m

High

1,349' 411 m

Low

270' 82 m

Up

270' 82 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

As a general note: keep an eye out for small side trails that avoid bad sections along the main trail.

Overview

This loop is the best way to enjoy these trails. Use Pipeline Trail as warm up and cool down access trail, then ride the loop in a clockwise direction.

Overall, trails are faster and 99.5% rideable in this direction. Being familiar with the trails is helpful.

Description

This description is lengthy, but once you've done it a couple times the loop is easy to follow. Remember, Kennerdell is not a purpose-built singletrack, but it is a fun, old-school place to ride. Parking is at the Pipeline Trail lot.

Follow the gravel road to an unmarked singletrack left at mile 0.35 or continue to the Stripmine Trail sign. The entire Stripmine area has been cleared and seeded and all trails there were destroyed. Continue due north (left) and follow the trail to an access gate on the right with the Ho-Ya-Neh Trail sign. Enjoy a quick downhill section but watch for Bear Wallow Trail on the right. Pedal the small inclines and quick flats through this next section. Just before entering the Stripmine clearing, turn sharp left onto unmarked side trail for one minute then reenter main trail between handlebar-width tree opening.

This next section is the reason you are on this trail. Fast, challenging (rocks, mud, limbs, undergrowth) downhill with multiple lines to choose from and a trail that changes direction as fast as you can set your pedals. Cross the small stream at the bottom and return to singletrack.

At the clearing, catch your breath and turn left to Rock Oak Trail. Soon, continue onto Window Trail. There will often be a higher trail and a lower trail: choose the higher section when possible. Turn right onto Ridge Trail and follow signs. This is a fast section of singletrack with no real features: speed on and enjoy. Descend a long rocky downhill that is best with a bit of speed and a lot of confidence, and cross the creek. The uphill climb here is the most difficult part of the trail, many will have to carry.

More quick singletrack follows but watch for an unmarked trail to the right, take this to the clearing and follow the utility path left. After a short, easy climb, rejoin Pipeline Trail taking it left.

At the next signs, follow Stripmine Trail and enter the clearing, climb the hill. There is an unmarked trail here to the left to return to the parking lot or stay straight to complete the 5.75-mile loop again.

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Shared By:

David Armstrong

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Photos

The start of window trail
Oct 16, 2016 near Franklin, PA
Riding along the Window Trail, taking some time to appreciate the nature. This is a larger drop than I'm willing to try.
Sep 29, 2016 near Franklin, PA
Stripmine Trail is one of the easiest trails as it heads out of the stripmine area.
Sep 29, 2016 near Franklin, PA
The drop-off to the river along the Window Trail.
Sep 4, 2018 near Franklin, PA

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