Moraine State Park Bike Trail is a 14.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Shawwood Park, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
511 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

walking

beach

forest

lake

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

mountain biking
1 month ago

A family centric trail. Nicely paved and generally flat wooded joy ride. Plan a picnic and bring the bicycles. There is a beach and boat rental. There is something for everyone.

hiking
2 months ago

Dima had a great time on this woodlands trail! We will definitely be back when we have more time to explore!

5 months ago

awesome park. some challenging hills. but fun coming down other side. very well kept park. Nice paved path. a little over 16 miles out and back

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Nice paved trail, good for biking, mostly flat, but beware. The ticks are absolutely unreal. Took my pup and pulled 50+ off her ( with zeresto collar). Fortunately, I didn't have any on me. But, I've never seen them that bad anywhere. I stay to McConnell's Mills ( nearby) never have had a problem there ( plus there's a lot more to see).

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The paved bike trail within Moraine State Park is 7 miles long (not a loop). It starts at the Bike Rental on North Shore Drive near the park entrance from West Park Road. The paved trail winds along, with some hills, grades, and curves, and many views of the lake. About halfway it passes through Lakeview Beach area, with a disc golf course, playground, and a swimming area (open Memorial Day to Labor Day, swim at your own risk), food concession, and picnic areas. The bike trail ends near Davis Hollow.

hiking
Saturday, January 07, 2017

Fun path to hike with friends. Not very challenging for longer distance hikers, but fun trip to Moraine.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

all paved. little winding path watch your speed everybody uses

hiking
Saturday, February 06, 2016

We only went out a mile before we turned around but it was such a great trail! It was easily followed and absolutely beautiful. One fair warning is that there were small-game hunters so be sure to wear a bright color. I am definitely planning on going back and completing the entire trail!

Friday, June 05, 2015

Nice quiet walk through the woods

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Mtn Bike trails are nice with some very nice easy places, and some Expert level places. New Trails were being made that are more trials oriented last time I was there. Get a Map of the Trails or you will get lost. Once you know the layout though, they are vary easy to navigate.

hiking
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Roller bladed on the bike trail, with my two daughters (8 & 15) today. Somewhat hilly but not to bad, my 8yo did it with little problems. The leaves are changing, it's very pretty and the lake is calm and quiet.

hiking
Sunday, August 18, 2013

This is my favorite kind of trail. Woods, water, beauty, a lot of up and down and it has difficult sections and it has easy sections.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 18, 2013

What a wonderful way to see the beauty of the park. And such a beautiful day.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 18, 2013

This is a beautiful ride. I rented a bike and rode for the first time in a while. I do not know who pposted the picture of Sunken Garden Trail??? That is on the south shore.

hiking
Sunday, August 18, 2013

This was my first time in the park and I loved it. I will return.

hiking
Thursday, August 15, 2013

It is a truly wonderful trail. I have not hiked it all, but I have not finished the Pacific Crest Trail or the Appellation Trail either.

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It is a beautiful place to ride. But the nice people who rent the bikes said they don't think there is 46 miles of bike trail.

hiking
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nice park with nice trails. We spent a couple days here and did most everything.

hiking
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Did not see a squirrel all day but I did see a ground hog and a beaver. Some of these trails will kick your but.

hiking
Monday, November 12, 2012

Cancel that review it was for the paved bike trail. Mt bike and hiked difficult trail today. A lot of fun but worthy of the difficulty rating leaf covered boulders bridges. Drop offs has it all

hiking
Monday, November 12, 2012

Awesome mt bike trails. Ended up hiking with bike over some of the trail as it was to difficult. Much of the trail was intermediate. I ended up on the hiking trail for a stretch. Got a little lost. Wonderful hiking and mt biking up there

hiking
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Nice relaxing paved trail. Nice views of lake. Great for family tide

hiking
Friday, August 26, 2011

One can jump onto the North Country Trail near the bicycle concession right off the North Shore exite of Route 422 W. On the other end of Moraine, the North Country Trail may be accessed under the Route 528 Bridge Parking area or at the entry point 1 mile north of the bridge on Route 528 (toward Slippery Rock) at the NCT access point. This is a linear trail. Be prepared to bring two cars to park at both ends of the trail if your desire is not to hike back to your vehicle. There are numerous entry/exit points to the trail throughout the park. The trail is well marked with blue blazes. It is also well used, so that it would be difficult for one to actually lose their way if they chose to hike this trail. Having mentioned the trail usage, I have hiked portions of this trail nearly every Saturday and have rarely seen anybody else on the trail for hours, if at all. The trail itself exhibits some beautiful woods scenery, and one will cross some small creeks, see the lake shore, the marina which is well kept and appealing, a pond or two and perhaps some up-close wildlife. there is even an Adirondack camp on the trail for those who want to do a little ersatz primitive camping (permission required). "No primitive camping permitted in PA state parks unless otherwise posted" At various points, one can almost feel as though they are truly in the "woods" but much of the time, the sound of vehicles is pervasive. Nevertheless, what a great getaway for a few hours just to reset your inner "go" button. The trail does have some climbs but I have found that these do not present a difficult challenge. One might have to stop for a quick rest, but nothing about the hills forces one to have to calculate how in the world they will make it to the top.

hiking
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Good day hike. Can do it at an easy pace. lots of varity in landscape.

hiking
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road biking
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