Explore the most popular Mountain Biking trails in Pennsylvania with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
22 hours ago

This section of the trail by rt30 would probably be a nice trail if it wasn’t covered in goose poop. Turned around early and left.

hiking
2 days ago

We did this trail going clockwise on the loop. The first two miles are quite easy. Mostly flat mowed fields and well marked. A bit of a down hill to get to the river and a wide paved section gets you to the 2 mile mark and this is where the trail really comes to life as you weave along the creek. It’s a beautiful section of shaded rocks and a couple creek crossings. The rock formations are really beautiful as you follow the creek on this moderate section of the trail. Rocks are a bit mossy and slippery so choose your steps wisely. As you come out of the creek bottom, there’s a small bit of elevation as you come back out around the loop. Overall, I really enjoyed this hike and we stopped often to climb rocks and explore. At 4(ish) miles, this is a good option if you have limited time. Will return!

Great trail to be on, plenty of different paths to take, not too challenging but not easy. Good spot in Philly for a nice morning hike.

hiking
rocky
scramble
7 days ago

The portion between Rt 322 and Furnace Hill Pk is nice, but there isn't too much to the small loop to the west of Rt 322 (Rannels-Kettle Run). That segment doesn't even really go near the actual stream. Had done the small loop clockwise...the ascent back up to Horse-Shoe trail is a good steep climb. Also, that area seems to be popular hunting spot so would avoid during hunting season.

Nice variety in the trail with some cool large rocks along the way. Most of these large rocks are isolated to Eagle Rock and area on other side right where it ascends/descends from the opposite hill. Horse Shoe trail has good amount of rockiness, but the trails on the northern part of the loop were pretty easy (though more narrow and potential to be overgrown in summer). There are many mixed-blazed interconnecting trails in this forest so best to load a route into the recorder in AllTrails app (had to verify several times at different turns)

hiking
7 days ago

While the very end part of this highlighted route is not any kind of discernible trail, I believe the intent is that the further back you go, the more scenic the stream. The 1st 3/4 mile is very easy level trail with only 1 tiny hill and stays mostly close to the stream, but unfortunately the busy traffic from Rt 322 cancels out the nice sound of the stream. Once you get to where the visible trail ends, the rocks get larger, there are some nice tiny waterfalls and you start to actually hear the stream more instead of the cars since is further away from the road. At this point it's walking slightly above the stream on sloped hill to go further up. Not bad in late fall/winter, but could be overgrown during summer.

The trail segment between Rt 322 and Furnace Hill Pike is a bit more interesting than the other side. That part has more variation, passes by Eagle Rock and you might even get some goats staring at you at the very end by the Pretzel Hut (a lot of them). Both sides are well-blazed, there just isn't much to see on the west side unless you are going for the ascent/fitness.

hiking
bridge out
muddy
off trail
rocky
7 days ago

Just finished this hike and it was good but nothing really worth writing home about. You end up on the road for a couple parts of it to connect back to the nature trails. So if the scenic seclusion is what you’re looking for than this trail is not it: it’s well marked. Follow the yellow blazers and it’ll take you trough the whole loop.

hiking
8 days ago

Nice wooded trail. Not very hilly.

This trail is pretty straight forward --- nice to be lost in the woods, very easy trail to follow. You will find all kinds of people on this trail from hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, horse ridders, dogs etc... Some parts of the trail is wider and some parts of the trail is narrow. Good trail more on endurance side, easy, nothing too challenging, going over rocks, small wood bridges, and part of trail takes you to the flat part of creek on Forbidden Road. After completing the trail, went and had late lunch at Valley Green Inn. Very nice place for post-hike.

hiking
9 days ago

I wasn’t aware of open hunting until I saw someone in the tree.

hawk Mountain sanctuary - lookout trail

hiking
closed
10 days ago

The trail closed Monday-Saturday for hunting season. The posted sign says it will reopen January 25, 2020.

hiking
icy
snow
10 days ago

hiking
icy
muddy
12 days ago

Lot of paths and “ off-shoots”. Felt very safe. Terrain is a bit muddy in winter in certain areas but all in all firm dirt or fine gravel. People are friendly and dog friendly. Can’t wait to experience it after a good snow!

hiking
13 days ago

Two buddies and myself did this route but trimmed some of the fat off the planned route to get it to 10.5 miles. We went after a day of rain and overnight light covering of snow. This meant some mud in spots but also active creeks/runoffs. These full runoffs made for a few fun crossing that had dinner options with logs that were just a little too slippery for our taste. These sections were marked with the yellow and black diamond sign for the first 1/3 or so. The trail also featured some walking next to roads but there was a paved walking path and barrier. Nice chunk of the route was fire access roads. Hiked with a friend who called it “very bikeable”

There is no hiking trail. A lot of thorny bushes and brush to walk through if you try to follow the trail map. Use the ATV trails.

running
14 days ago

Great paved trail - I’ll say mostly flat as there are a few hilly bits. Well-maintained, very little litter (which is surprising as there aren’t many trash cans along the trail). Multiple access points, but not all have bathrooms so if that’s a concern for you, then make sure to plan accordingly!

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