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Nice walking trail with two historic highway tunnels (being a flashlights)

hiking
3 months ago

This was a several mile walk to the abandoned turnpike tunnel. Lots of graffiti and broken up road. It was a good time and great photo opportunities.

10 months ago

I have done this trail 2x once only half way walking and once on bike the entire trail. Every time I go I see something else I wasn't to explore.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

always a good time

hiking
Monday, January 30, 2017

be careful. .. 2nd darker tunnel has possible strip to pop bike tires and experienced 2 seedy characters after going thru 1st tunnel

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Awesome bike or hike. We biker from Breezewood to Houstontown where it ties back into the turnpike. Roughly 13 miles each way. Absolutely worth the trip, but it is a leg killer on a bike. Would definitely do it again.

on Pike to Bike Trail

mountain biking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Road is very broken up and there is so much graffiti. Also, trail is more medium, not easy. We still had fun though

road biking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

We had one on a mountain bike, and one on a road bike. The road bike did okay on the rough stuff, it's not too bad, but it'll slow you down in places. There's enough smooth pavement that I had trouble keeping up with the leisurely pace of a road bike at times Very good scenery for a Fall ride, the shorter tunnel wasn't too bad, the longer one smelled like a chimney, probably due to the campers we saw still camped by the entrance. Overall it's a nice ride, no worries about traffic and nothing too challenging.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Embarrassingly, my first ride on Pike2Bike, as I live less than 20 miles away. It was a beautiful day to ride. Trail use was moderate. The pavement is crumbling badly in places. This was not a problem on my hybrid, but I wouldn't ride a road bike on this trail.
The obvious attraction to riding this trail is riding through the two tunnels. A good light is mandatory for riding through the Sideling Hill Tunnel. At 6,782', it is very dark and towards the middle there is no light from either portal. The Rays Hill Tunnel is shorter and not as dark. For some reason, there are pallets laying on the roadway in both tunnels.
Overall, this is a nice ride. The width of the trails virtually assures that you will not have conflicts with other riders or hikers.

road biking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Beautiful scenery all around to see. Fun going through the tunnels. It was a cool fall day to do so. The road is a little rough, but still maneuverable. The on ramp at Raystown was very steep, but that was the only drawback. Stayed overnight at Woy Bridge Campground which is a beautiful, quiet spot with campsites and cabins right along the Raystown branch of the Juniata River. Only a short distance to the start of the trail. The owner was very helpful and hospitable. Other bike trails are not far away.

mountain biking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

took my 9 year old daughter did both tunnels we enjoyed it

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

My family did the first tunnel hike. The round trip is 5 miles. Our next trip will be on bikes to do both tunnels.

hiking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

I have been to this area numerous times and every time I come back there is always something new and different to experience. While the trail used to be part of the PA turnpike, I would not recommend bringing a street bike onto this trail. The road is badly broken up making it better for a mountain bike. The trail passes through the old Sideling Hill and Rays Hill tunnels, so make sure you bring a headlamp and/or a flashlight if you are traveling through them. Also, keep in mind that these tunnels are not maintained and, as such, there is some risk involved and, if you have children, quite a bit of profane graffiti on the walls.

This is definitely worth the trip out if you can make it to hike or bike. Its not everyday you get to see a relic of our society and feel the erie emptiness of traveling into a tunnel with no end in sight. 5/5 from me for its uniqueness.

mountain biking
Monday, August 05, 2013

Really awesome trip! I did this trip in 2012 with a group of guys. We biked to the far end, camped out above the last tunnel entrance, then biked back the next day. It was quite the trip because of the eery setting of an abandon highway.

mountain biking
Monday, October 24, 2011

Beautiful trail! We biked it in the fall, perfect weather, the mountains an aray of color from the changing leaves! Loved it so much, I can't wait to go again! The abandoned turnpike tunnels make this so much more exciting! Be sure to take a good light (tunnels are not lighted) and dress warm for the coolness inside the tunnels. Lots of graffiti painted all over the tunnel walls, kinda adds to the thrill of the adventure! We spend a lot of time exploring the tunnels, so our trip lasted much longer than the usual bike ride.

on Pike to Bike Trail

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