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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
      Land Status: State Forest
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      Region Details
      • 12
      • 2
      • 21
      • 42
      • 13

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 25, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      93
      Trails Mountain Bike
      96
      Trails E-Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      98
      Trails Trail Running
      97
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      3
      Total Distance
      108 miles
      Total Descent
      17,614 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,225 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,007 ft
      Reports
      175
      Photos
      77
      Ridden Counter
      2,390

      Photos of Michaux State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Vista
      9 |
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 6:22am
      Oct 4, 2021
      trail: Vista
      15 |
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 6:22am
      Oct 4, 2021
      trail: Sweep
      27 |
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 12:34pm
      Jun 25, 2021
      trail: Sweep
      30 |
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 12:34pm
      Jun 25, 2021
      trail: Bong
      86 |
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 12:33pm
      Jun 25, 2021
      trail: Bong
      70 |
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 12:33pm
      Jun 25, 2021
      trail: Vista
      146 |
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 9:19pm
      Apr 3, 2020
      trail: Vista
      436 |
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 5:48am
      Mar 9, 2018

      Videos of Michaux State Forest Mountain Bike

      Guy: 'you're good' Me: damn right
      58 | Nov 20, 2020
      Cabin Drop
      0:10 | 15 | Sep 17, 2020
      Sunday, Funday Mountain Creek
      3:10 | 46 | Jul 27, 2016
      Mountain creek
      2:36 | 26 | Jun 20, 2016
      mountain creek
      4:09 | 13 | Jun 20, 2016
      mountain creek
      3:57 | 9 | Jun 20, 2016
      mountain creek
      1:35 | 7 | Jun 20, 2016
      sssssssssending it huge
      trail: Bender
      0:16 | 4044 | Jan 22, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Moss Out
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 6:30am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Variablemtbiker2859Trees have been cut
      Connector Trail
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 6:30am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Variablemtbiker2859
      Vista
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 5:29am
      Aug 29, 2021
      Idealtrofran21
      Big-Hog-Ridge Trail
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 5:43am
      Aug 14, 2021
      IdealstorktorqOne area crossing open logging section...
      Grumblin Grizzly
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 6:42am
      Aug 9, 2021
      Idealstorktorqtrail surface was loamy and perfect
      PMR Singletrack
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 6:04am
      Jul 25, 2021
      Variablemtbiker2859
      Lower Lollipop
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 6:04am
      Jul 25, 2021
      Idealmtbiker2859
      Wigwam Trail
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 6:04am
      Jul 25, 2021
      Idealmtbiker2859Logging still in the area, trail is...
      Yellow Ridge Descent Access
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 6:04am
      Jul 25, 2021
      Idealmtbiker2859
      Yellow Ridge Descent
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 6:04am
      Jul 25, 2021
      Idealmtbiker2859

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2077824robrenriddentrailVista and 4 more
      Oct 8, 2021 @ 10:47am
      Oct 8, 2021
      user #2077824robrenriddentrailUpper Bitch
      Oct 7, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Oct 7, 2021
      user #688667damientheovotetrailVista
      Oct 6, 2021 @ 10:22am
      Oct 6, 2021
      user #1148302msmcfateaddtrailCenterville Switch Trail
      Oct 5, 2021 @ 3:19pm
      Oct 5, 2021
      user #1148302msmcfateupdatetrailCenterville Switch Trail and 2 more
      Oct 5, 2021 @ 3:15pm
      Oct 5, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #1283536jon444trailMountain Creektrail is very tight and sandy
      Sep 28, 2021 @ 6:40am
      Sep 28, 2021
      user #2184464MikeZarconetrailBitchinThis is a great climbing trail to get you up...
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 4:04pm
      Sep 27, 2021
      user #763299trixytrailMicro CruiseEasy climbing trail.
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 9:08am
      Sep 27, 2021
      user #763299trixytrailMountain CreekFun flowy trail leading into some gorgeous...
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 9:07am
      Sep 27, 2021
      user #763299trixytrailBitchinA less Rocky more open flowy trail... fun if...
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 9:06am
      Sep 27, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Northern Michaux 7 25 9 45.1 km
      Kings Gap6.6 km
      Dickinson Trails 14 213.9 km
      Southern Michaux State Forest 12 30 914.9 km
      Opossum Lake Park 115 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike95106 miles17,487 ft49 miles1,168 ft
      #1,712#9117517541,864
      E-Bike1117 miles4,432 ft11 miles1,145 ft
      #924#23712934
      Hike98105 miles17,139 ft48 miles1,224 ft
      #1,411#84717261
      Trail Running97101 miles16,788 ft47 miles1,224 ft
      #1,434#855217216
      Horse24 miles354 ft1 mile446 ft
      11
      ATV/ORV/OHV14 miles354 ft1 mile446 ft
      111
      Snowshoe3
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