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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
      Valley Meadows Parking Lot google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 9
      • 4
      • 21
      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Feb 23, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      42
      Trails Mountain Bike
      38
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      41
      Trails Trail Running
      41
      Total Distance
      65 miles
      Total Descent
      8,760 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,280 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,990 ft
      Reports
      158
      Photos
      37
      Ridden Counter
      3,996

      Photos of Michaux State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Canada Hollow
      90 |
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 6:22pm
      Dec 24, 2021
      trail: Canada Hollow
      117 |
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 6:22pm
      Dec 24, 2021
      trail: Canada Hollow
      95 |
      Dec 20, 2021 @ 7:02am
      Dec 20, 2021
      trail: Astronomy
      103 |
      Nov 14, 2021 @ 9:01pm
      Nov 14, 2021
      trail: Abigail Trail
      214 |
      Jan 31, 2021 @ 9:55am
      Jan 31, 2021
      | 2 comments
      trail: Abigail Trail
      169 |
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 2:57pm
      Sep 26, 2020
      trail: Astronomy
      172 |
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 6:18am
      Jun 20, 2020
      trail: Astronomy
      151 |
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 6:18am
      Jun 20, 2020

      Videos of Michaux State Forest Mountain Bike

      Michaux State Forest - Yellow Ridge Descent
      23 | Sep 13, 2023
      youtuber Pennsylvania: HOLD MY BEER!!! - When...

      16:59 | 91 | May 25, 2023
      youtuber Hunting for double black trails at Michaux...

      13:07 | 237 | Feb 2, 2022
      Biking With A Trail Dog | Mountain Biking...
      11:05 | 180 | Jul 27, 2021 , Gettysburg
      Astronomy Trail | Mountain Biking Michaux...
      trail: Astronomy
      10:13 | 362 | Jan 9, 2021 , Gettysburg
      Michaux State Forest Mountain Biking 2017 -...
      1:29 | 997 | May 31, 2018 , Gettysburg

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Knuckle Buster Trail
      Feb 23, 2024 @ 7:35am
      Feb 23, 2024
      Freeze/thaw CycleJust some minor brush and debris that’s...fourhexagons
      Heaven or Hell (Alternate Route)
      Dec 25, 2023 @ 11:04pm
      Dec 25, 2023
      UnknownChidogringo
      Yellow Ridge Descent
      Dec 8, 2023 @ 6:54am
      Dec 8, 2023
      DryTrail is in great shape.SqueakyWheel73
      Three Pines Trail
      Oct 15, 2023 @ 4:36am
      Oct 15, 2023
      IdealAidkane18
      High Life
      Oct 15, 2023 @ 4:36am
      Oct 15, 2023
      VariableFew decent sized logs downAidkane18
      Take It Back
      Oct 9, 2023 @ 3:29pm
      Oct 9, 2023
      Dry It's being taken back by the forest.meganmcg
      PMR Singletrack
      Sep 16, 2023 @ 7:48am
      Sep 16, 2023
      Idealmtbiker2859
      EUB Camp Haul Connector
      Sep 16, 2023 @ 7:48am
      Sep 16, 2023
      Drymtbiker2859
      Camps Trail
      Sep 16, 2023 @ 7:48am
      Sep 16, 2023
      Idealmtbiker2859
      Lower Lollipop
      Sep 16, 2023 @ 7:48am
      Sep 16, 2023
      Idealmtbiker2859

      Activity Feed

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      fourhexagonsaddreportactivity #49481546
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 8:12am
      Feb 24, 2024
      MikeZarconecommentreportactivity #49398298
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 8:37pm
      Feb 21, 2024
      BBridesmtbriddentrailactivity #46563246 and 1 more
      Nov 22, 2023 @ 4:46pm
      Nov 22, 2023
      twotrailsmtbwishlistregionactivity #46303180
      Nov 14, 2023 @ 2:09pm
      Nov 14, 2023
      BBridesmtbaddreportactivity #46293978
      Nov 14, 2023 @ 3:30am
      Nov 14, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      MikeZarconereportCanada HollowThanks for the heads up. Was hoping it wasn't...
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 8:37pm
      Feb 21, 2024
      DanZeketrailPMR SingletrackNothing too exciting but a good way to access...
      Feb 3, 2024 @ 6:38pm
      Feb 3, 2024
      DanZeketrailOld Reservoir TrailWow. So long riding throughout michaux and...
      Feb 3, 2024 @ 6:35pm
      Feb 3, 2024
      AdamMmtb03trailHigh LifeKinda sucks, first part is fun with steep...
      Oct 5, 2023 @ 9:10am
      Oct 5, 2023
      chavez324trailMidnite Ridge TrailI'm gonna try this trail tomorrow 08/31/23.
      Aug 30, 2023 @ 9:01pm
      Aug 30, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Pine Grove Furnace State Park 1 23 km
      Northern Michaux 33 58 17 65.1 km
      Kings Gap6.6 km
      Dickinson Trails 13 213.9 km
      White Rocks 1 3 114.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3861 miles8,648 ft27 miles1,280 ft
      #2,711#1,4073715852,735
      E-Bike21 mile253 ft3,189 ft755 ft
      #1,11011770
      Hike4165 miles8,586 ft28 miles1,280 ft
      #2,141#1,269158100
      Trail Running4165 miles8,586 ft28 miles1,280 ft
      #2,145#1,26815833
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