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|Trail Image||Trail Name||States||Length||Surface||Rating|
The Marienville Bike Trail is part of a system of roads and trails in the Allegheny National Forest. The trails are open to mountain bikes, trail bikes, and ATVs and are rated as difficult because of...
|PA||23.3 mi||Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel||
Coordinated by the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails Association (SSRTA), the Snow Shoe Trail caters primarily to ATV and off-road motorcycle enthusiasts. It is open to other users as well, but the rough...
|PA||18.5 mi||Ballast, Gravel||
We started our ride from the Anson Nixon Park. I had printed out a map of the park and written out turn by turn directions for the road section and still found the trail difficult to follow. From the parking lot we descended past pavilion #5 and crossed the small bridge. A look at the map I had printed told me to turn left (there were no signs at the trail junction). After a short steep climb and a quick descent we came to the first road crossing. There were crossing stripes on the road but they did not align with where you could ride your bike off and on to the curb. The trail was very narrow at places as it seemed to be an after thought, "maybe we can squeeze a trail in here". Few road crossings were clearly marked. At one point the trail crosses under a road, the trail at this point is just wide enough for one bike and when riding you can't see if anyone is coming from the other direction. We have ridden 80 different trails this year so far and this one is near the bottom of the list.
The trail is narrow as it follows a small creek. The trail is mostly wooded but the thick undergrowth at places meant not great scenery. Near the south end the trail enters an open field. The trail is just over one mile, definitely not 1.5 miles. A short road ride on South Street will take you to the Red Clay Creek Trail and into the Anson Nixon Park.
Hard to believe that this was a road, the trail has many large stones, might be okay for mountain bikes. On the plus side the scenery is wonderful. We rode this trail in mid to late September and the leaves that had already fallen made seeing the rocks difficult.
I just looked at this section of the trail (Cementon – Northampton) on the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor website (http://delawareandlehigh.org/map/trail-section/cementon-northampton/).
The description has this to say about riding bikes through the Canal Street park:
"In the Borough of Northampton, walkers, runners, and now bikers are encouraged to use the paved D&L Trail through Canal Street Park. A decision was made during the summer of 2017 to allow cyclists through the park. As a cyclist, please use caution and be respectful to walkers and runners. Keep in mind that those on bikes MUST yield to those on foot. Stay in tune for additional signage and trail improvements through the park."
I was concerned about riding on wood chips but the trail surface was smooth and not too soft. The scenery is very pleasant, only drawback is that the trail is so short. Lancaster County has many short trails, most of them very nice scenic rides. If you don't loading and unloading your bikes why not try to ride them all, we did, its fun.
I was hesitant to ride on crushed stone, as I never had before, and prefer asphalt. Today, I rode between York and just past Glen Rock. What a great trail! The inclines are easy. The crossings are few. The trail is very well maintained.
I highly recommend this trail to anyone.
This is a very nice trail, although it is a bit confusing past the Furnace Museum/Furnace road. One need a to use the "Downtown trail" and go through local streets, as the "trail" between the river and the railroad tracks is very rough (large loose stones) at this point. Other than that, it is a very nice and easy ride all along the path. Some of the sharp turns are blind, so make certain to stay to the right. Plenty of places to stop and rest, and nice historical interpretation signage not to be missed. Make sure to check out the ruins of the Furnace complex next to the old canal.
Have been on this trail twice this summer, from Newville all the way to Shippensburg. A great trail, well-kept up and scenic. Lots of Amish on bikes and carriages (I saw my first Amish convoy!). Park about 1 mile from Shippensburg end is a great place for a rest or lunch break. Nicely kept up bathrooms.
The southside of this trail is not maintained. In fact it seems like alot of it has been sprayed with herbicide or left to grow over. It is terrible how Haverford Township does not value
it's trail resources.
I read some of the reviews about this trail and was very hesitant about going. I'm so glad I went. It was a beautiful day and the trail was so enjoyable. My husband and I are anxious to go back soon.
Very nice bike path in the woods . Good length for a quick ride
We jumped on the Redbank Valley trail after starting on the Armstrong trail in Templeton and eating lunch in East Brady and heading back to Redbank Valley trail. It's a beautiful remote trail but there's not a lot of port a potties. We saw more deer and wildlife than we did people. We appreciate all the historical signs along the trail. A special thank you to the local landowner who constructed the beautifully landscaped area with a picnic table pavilion, fire pit stocked with firewood and sleeping shelter and permanent port-a-potty. This was awesome as there is not a lot of pretty stops to pull over between the Armstrong Trail intersection and Climax. There is a lot of ballast rock along the sides of the trail. We stayed at the River's Edge B&B in Climax, PA. This was a perfect stop along the trail and their hosts couldn't have been more engaging, involved and informative and the house couldn't have been prettier ;we especially enjoyed the hot tub. There is a lot more historical things to look at between Climax, pA and the end of the trail in Brookville. We'd like to start in Brookville next time and head south and connect with the Armstrong trail.
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