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  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      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
      #3,266
      State Ranking
      #46
      Trails (view details)
      22
      Trails Mountain Bike
      22
      Trails E-Bike
      10
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Total Distance
      41 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      7,820 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,146 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,983 ft
      Reports
      7
      Photos
      20
      Ridden Counter
      212

      Photos of Michaux State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Abigail Trail
      54 |
      Aug 21, 2018 @ 5:52pm
      Aug 21, 2018
      Abigail Trail, Harrisburg
      trail: Vista
      68 |
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 5:48am
      Mar 9, 2018
      Vista, My City
      trail: Yellow Ridge
      50 |
      Dec 26, 2017 @ 1:19pm
      Dec 26, 2017
      Yellow Ridge, Mechanicsburg
      trail: Yellow Ridge
      39 |
      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 | 360 | Aug 23, 2013
      Michaux State Forest Mountain Biking 2017 -...
      1:29 | 77 | May 31, 2018 , Carlisle
      Michaux State Forest Mountain Biking - Vista trail
      trail: Vista
      0:42 | 95 | May 31, 2018 , Carlisle
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      Recent Comments

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      user #1668474ZachSchreiber47trailAstronomyFun ride! Little bit of everything!
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 4:59pm
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      Recent Activity

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      Jan 6, 2019 @ 2:04pm
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      user #1268962Jonathan2003addridelogJan 6, 2019 ride log
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Northern Michaux 1 35.1 km
      Dickinson Trails 13 113.9 km
      Emmitsburg Watershed Trail System 2 2 322.3 km
      Gifford Pinchot State Park24.3 km
      Codurus County Park 127.7 km

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