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  • Snow Packed
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      Michaux State Forest encompasses more than 85,500 acres in the South Mountain area of Cumberland, Franklin and Adams counties. Considered Pennsylvania's "cradle of forestry," Michaux is the site of first forestry school, Mont Alto. The forest is named for the French botanist, Andre Michaux, who discovered and named many plants in the 18th century.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Open on Oct 8, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,109
      State Ranking
      #43
      Trails
      22
      Total Distance
      41 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      7,894 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,983 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,146 ft
      Reports
      7
      Photos
      20
      Ridden Counter
      173

      Photos of Michaux State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Abigail Trail
      36 |
      Aug 21, 2018 @ 5:52pm
      Aug 21, 2018
      Abigail Trail, Harrisburg
      trail: Vista
      50 |
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 5:48am
      Mar 9, 2018
      Vista, My City
      trail: Yellow Ridge
      44 |
      Dec 26, 2017 @ 1:19pm
      Dec 26, 2017
      Yellow Ridge, Mechanicsburg
      trail: Yellow Ridge
      34 |
      Dec 26, 2017 @ 1:19pm
      Dec 26, 2017
      Yellow Ridge, Mechanicsburg
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      Videos of Michaux State Forest Mountain Bike

      Michaux Double Down Enduro Preview
      trail: Vista
      2:47 | 346 | Aug 23, 2013
      Michaux State Forest Mountain Biking 2017 -...
      1:29 | 42 | May 31, 2018 , Carlisle
      Michaux State Forest Mountain Biking - Vista trail
      trail: Vista
      0:42 | 59 | May 31, 2018 , Carlisle
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      Oct 13, 2018 @ 11:11am
      Oct 13, 2018
      user #535345djf501addreportAnt Hill Trail and 2 more
      Oct 10, 2018 @ 8:48am
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      Nearby Riding Areas

      namedistance
      Northern Michaux 15.1 km
      Dickinson Trails 10 513.9 km
      Emmitsburg Watershed Trail System 2 4 122.3 km
      Gifford Pinchot State Park24.3 km
      Codurus County Park 127.7 km

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