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      *** Some trails appear seasonal and are not maintained during the growing months (May-Nov), of note, Roller Coaster Lower, Sprocket/Airport Trail Climb/ MTB Trail, and Rouse as of 8/7/2021. Those trails should be avoided due to dangerous overgrowth that obscures obstacles, snakes, poison ivy, and other critters and all are overgrown with thorn bearing brambles. This is dangerous for riders unfamiliar to the area and recommend trails not actively maintained be removed from trailforks until they are passable. This is unfortunate because several other trails with active riders are fun xc trails with decent climbs and amazing scenery. ***

      Known colloquially to mountain bikers as "Bavington" because it is located within State Game Lands 117 in Bavington, Hillman State Park is 3,600 acres of pine-filled woodlands located in Hanover Township, northern Washington County, 25 miles west of Pittsburgh. Hillman connects the Kings Creek and Raccoon Creek watersheds within the greater Raccoon Creek Valley Natural Area.

      Bavington/Hillman is much appreciated by mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, cross-country skiers and equestrians for its nearly 30 miles of single-track, maintained by PTAG stewards and volunteers each year. Double-track trails and local dirt roads are also present throughout the park.

      Bavington/Hillman's trails can best be described as winding but not too technical, with some roots and ridge riding, and few steep climbs or long downhills. There are four main trail networks which can be combined to provide day-long rides that will please the advanced rider but still be accessible to the novice rider:

      Airport Trails (100)
      Five Points Trails (300)
      Old Airport Trails (400)
      Knowltown Road Trails (500)

      Bavington/Hillman is the go-to park when it's been raining as its trails tend to be on higher ground and dry quickly. There are no bathrooms or other facilities. Watch out for ticks and errant model airplanes from the park's radio controlled model airport

      Note: Hillman State Park lies within State Game Lands 117 and is open to hunting. For more information, call Hillman State Park, c/o Raccoon Creek at 724-899-2200.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Land Status: State Forest
      Equestrian Trailer Parking Area google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 4
      • 11
      • 18
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 17, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      59
      Trails Mountain Bike
      34
      Trails Hike
      59
      Trails Trail Running
      59
      Trails Horse
      58
      Trails Snowshoe
      58
      Trails Nordic Ski
      58
      Total Distance
      52 miles
      Total Descent
      4,985 ft
      Total Vertical
      309 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,220 ft
      Reports
      153
      Photos
      15
      Ridden Counter
      1,234

      Photos of Bavington - Hillman State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Haul Rd
      14 |
      Jan 9, 2021 @ 11:01am
      Jan 9, 2021
      trail: Haul Rd
      30 |
      Jan 9, 2021 @ 11:01am
      Jan 9, 2021
      53 |
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 4:45am
      Jul 6, 2020
      40 |
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 7:19am
      Jun 29, 2020
      55 |
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 4:16am
      Sep 7, 2019
      trail: Connector
      231 |
      Aug 17, 2009 @ 12:08pm
      Aug 17, 2009
      trail: Connector
      197 |
      Aug 17, 2009 @ 12:08pm
      Aug 17, 2009
      trail: Connector
      375 |
      May 25, 2009 @ 6:59pm
      May 25, 2009

      Videos of Bavington - Hillman State Park Mountain Bike

      Hillman State Park Winter 2016
      1:00 | | Mar 31, 2017
      Hillman State Park 8/16
      1:54 | | Mar 31, 2017
      June 3rd - Seven Springs Bike Park - Run 1
      trail: Connector
      3:15 | 237 | Jun 4, 2013

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1750372splat101addreportKnowlton Road
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 6:09pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      user #2865203jtf107riddentrailAirport Loop and 23 more
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 7:55pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      user #1482839grabe122788riddentrailSwitch Back Trail
      Sep 24, 2021 @ 5:50pm
      Sep 24, 2021
      user #1750372splat101addreportRoller Coaster Upper and 3 more
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 1:01pm
      Sep 19, 2021
      user #2700222Gsid71commenttrailAirport Loop
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Sep 12, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2700222Gsid71trailAirport LoopDoesn’t really seem to exist as a trail anymore.
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Sep 12, 2021
      user #1446585BenzovtrailVan Gorder TrailThanks for the heads up, changes approved.
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 9:33am
      Sep 17, 2020
      user #1852545SagaciousbtrailVan Gorder TrailAh. I also had edited the trail but nobody...
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 8:43am
      Sep 17, 2020
      user #1446585BenzovtrailVan Gorder TrailSubmitted an edit to trail for new reroute...
      Sep 16, 2020 @ 10:28am
      Sep 16, 2020
      user #1852545SagaciousbtrailVan Gorder TrailTrailhead is closed!
      Jun 17, 2020 @ 3:07pm
      Jun 17, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Raccoon Creek State Park 7 34.4 km
      Tomlinson Run State Park 7 210.5 km
      Moon Park 1 212.4 km
      Settlers Cabin Park 7 113.4 km
      Montour Woods Conservation Area 8 6 113.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3434 miles4,452 ft15 miles308 ft
      #7,197#3,039151531761
      Hike5952 miles4,984 ft20 miles308 ft
      #6,291#2,88915310
      Trail Running5952 miles4,984 ft20 miles308 ft
      #6,291#2,8851536
      Horse5852 miles4,984 ft20 miles308 ft
      45
      Snowshoe5852 miles4,984 ft20 miles308 ft
      31
      Nordic Ski5852 miles4,984 ft20 miles308 ft
      31
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