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As compared to the Perkiomen or Schuylkill trails, CVT is like city riding. There are about a dozen road crossings, a couple across major highways. More than 1/3 of the distance is directly adjacent to 202 and the road noise is very loud. The remote sections are nice and trail well maintained but would choose a different trail next time.
Biking: Recommend starting at Lewisburg end as there is a slight, but noticeable, uphill about 75% of the way West. Better to have downhill on the way back. If you are starting at the Lewisburg end I highly recommend parking at the lot along the trail via N 15th St. The downtown park suggested in the description costs, as of 8/2020, a quarter coin only per 45 minutes (Mon-Sat) and starts you in a heavy pedestrian and road traffic area. N 15th St starts you past the Western busy streets (inc. Rt 15!). If you want a shorter trip, to avoid most of the walking traffic, and to get the very best of the trail then start at the lot where Beaver Run Road crosses the trail. Head West, and turn around when you hit asphalt. Restrooms at 15th St parking lot on the East end, and nearly at the end of the West end. There is a big park at the West end for picnicking, didn't see any other non-commercial tables.
Rating of 4 stars is based on the middle 6-7 miles of the trail, the scenery is pretty but pretty much just farms. The far ends have busy roads and unshaded asphalt. One road to cross near West end is 50mph+ traffic. Unlike other trails, nearly no cars slow or stop for crossing bike traffic. Parents, the ends are not recommended for children. The middle is mostly beautiful farm land with about 50/50 shade and sun. Lots of crossings (20?) in the middle, but all are side roads or farm driveways giving glimpses of nice Amish farms.
4th St at the West end has a covered bridge 1/4 mile off the trail. It looked like there was at least 3 brewery restaurants on the trail. There is a wonderful homemade whoopie pie, lemonade, and root beer stand near the middle. Reasonable prices, but bring singles since it is self-serve. Delicious and returnable bottled drinks are cold.
Trail is asphalt on the ends and very hard fast packed gray stone in the middle. The stone is dusty, you will be gray if it hasn't rained and passing traffic causes a minor cloud. I'd rate the ride-side-by-side stone trail surface 5 stars for consistency (dust doesn't bother us).
The bugs ate us for breakfast!
Definitely recommend picking up the trail south of York College campus if you want to avoid vehicular traffic. Experienced riders will enjoy the changing scenery and a high quality trail that allows plenty of room to safely pass slower riders/pedestrians. New riders will appreciate the packed gravel and low- to no-grade. Trail heads and crossings are well-maintained. Found plenty of parking in the morning at Seven Valleys trailhead. Brillhart parking fills quickly, but has porta-johns. Due to covid, restrooms are closed at Hanover Junction, but they have porta-johns in the lot.
The parking description on the website is misleading. It is not across from the Aqua office as described. Instead drive past the Aqua Office and watch for a large sign on the left, Roaring Creek Tract Weiser State Forest. You’ll find a large parking lot and restroom. The trail is great. It seems easier to start at the 54 end, some gentle up and down with slight elevation overall.
We rode the entire length out and back on a 95 deg day. This trail is wide and very well maintained. Most is shaded and the cars were very good about stopping when the trail crossed a road. There I are just enough small hills to make it interesting but not too steep.There is a clean restroom and water fountain at approximately 11 miles.
Thank you to the previous reviews. They were all very helpful. My sister and I started the trail in Jim Thorpe. We also parked on South Ave as we were unsure where else to park. The trail head is 15 feet from where Hill Ave and South Ave meet. The trail head has no marker but there is a bench and two small concrete posts. We rode 5 miles to Mauch Chunk Lake. It was a slow incline up. Very doable. You need to watch some of the sections but overall the path is well maintained and wide at some parts for two bikes.
Two notable things....
First: At the very beginning, it looks like the trail forks. Take the right upper trail. The lower one just brings you into a street in town and the mistake will cause you a good uphill bike back (yes, we made the mistake)
Second: at one point you come out of the wooded area into a sort of public works building. Go to the road. The trail head continues down the road, to the right, and across the street and at the top of Flagstaff Rd. Flagstaff Rd is about 100 yards from the public works area. There is a trail sign on the road when you come out of the public works area on the right that points this direction. If you are doing the trail starting from Summit Hill, then come off the trail at Flagstaff and head down about 100 yards. You will over a culvert on the left into the public works area. Head to the back to pick up the trail again.
Enjoy!! We will be going back!
We hiked this trail this past Sunday and it was an excellent blend of developed and undeveloped trails. The trail has many points where you can stop and hop in the water to cool off and plenty of challenging hills to climb.
First time on this trail last weekend. Rode entire length, from Cockeysville to New Freedom, and another 5 miles into PA on the Heritage trail, then back. Impressed by the condition of the trail the entire way, and love the sights. Rail Trail Cafe in New Freedom is a must - outstanding wraps.
Besides a mile or two of winding through York City that required stopping for heavy traffic in spots, the trail is awesome. It’s divided into North and South Sections with the the Southern Section being much longer and historic. Also the southern section has many more road crossings with one or two that you HAVE to dismount to be safe with heavy traffic. Even though it seems like common sense on a hot summer day; I found hydrating often on the return trip was vitally important especially if your wearing a helmet (they are required, but not all riders wore them). There is a small restaurant right off the trail in New Freedom, but with COVID 19 and probably because of the National Coin shortage, they only accept cards.So far its the best trail I’ve biked on overall!
Smooth surface the entire length of the trail and the shade from the trees in the hot days of July was a plus. The down side of this trail is the deafening noise from the traffic on 202 and that there’s not much in the way of scenery. Also, many traffic intersections... Note: we started at the King of Prussia end and rode to Exton, but the last mile or so of the trail was closed.
This is my favorite place to ride. So scenic in all seasons including a red covered bridge. Plenty of parking spots, water fountains and restrooms. Trail is for all levels. There are 2 steep hills on one side but just stick to the other side of the creek to exclude them.
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