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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
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      • 11
      • 18
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Apr 14, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      59
      Trails Mountain Bike
      34
      Trails Horse
      58
      Trails Hike
      59
      Trails Trail Running
      59
      Trails Snowshoe
      56
      Trails Nordic Ski
      56
      Total Distance
      52 miles
      Total Descent
      4,711 ft
      Total Vertical
      309 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,220 ft
      Reports
      209
      Photos
      33
      Ridden Counter
      1,813

      Photos of Bavington - Hillman State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Rouse Trail
      38 |
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 3:28pm
      Sep 25, 2022
      trail: Rouse Trail
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      Sep 25, 2022 @ 3:28pm
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      trail: Rouse Trail
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      Sep 25, 2022 @ 3:28pm
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      Sep 25, 2022 @ 3:28pm
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      trail: Rouse Trail
      27 |
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 3:28pm
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      trail: Rouse Trail
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      Sep 25, 2022 @ 3:28pm
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      trail: Rouse Trail
      37 |
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 3:28pm
      Sep 25, 2022
      37 |
      Apr 10, 2022 @ 1:19pm
      Apr 10, 2022

      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 | 255 | Jun 4, 2013

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      May 11, 2024 @ 4:06pm
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      Sep 24, 2023 @ 3:48pm
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      Recent Comments

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      Keeghan12trailRoller Coaster UpperReally sweet trail. Lots of flowy ups and...
      Sep 24, 2023 @ 3:48pm
      Sep 24, 2023
      JonasMWtrailRouse Trail9/25/22 second opinion, this is a horse trail....
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 2:15pm
      Sep 25, 2022
      Gsid71trailAirport LoopDoesn’t really seem to exist as a trail anymore.
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Sep 12, 2021
      BenzovtrailVan Gorder TrailThanks for the heads up, changes approved.
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 9:33am
      Sep 17, 2020
      SagaciousbtrailVan Gorder TrailAh. I also had edited the trail but nobody...
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 8:43am
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Raccoon Creek State Park 7 34.4 km
      Tomlinson Run State Park 7 210.5 km
      Robin Hill Park12.4 km
      Moon Park 4 2 212.4 km
      Settlers Cabin Park 7 213.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3434 miles4,190 ft15 miles308 ft
      #6,578#2,8153220911,160
      Horse5852 miles4,711 ft20 miles308 ft
      54
      Hike5952 miles4,711 ft20 miles308 ft
      #5,621#2,65220924
      Trail Running5952 miles4,711 ft20 miles308 ft
      #5,630#2,65520911
      Snowshoe5649 miles4,491 ft19 miles308 ft
      39
      Nordic Ski5649 miles4,491 ft19 miles308 ft
      39
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