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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
      Big Flat Parking Lot google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 9
      • 4
      • 19
      • 4
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 13, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      41
      Trails Mountain Bike
      37
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      40
      Trails Trail Running
      40
      Total Distance
      64 miles
      Total Descent
      8,782 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,202 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,990 ft
      Reports
      126
      Photos
      36
      Ridden Counter
      3,327

      Photos of Michaux State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Canada Hollow
      38 |
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 6:22pm
      Dec 24, 2021
      trail: Canada Hollow
      54 |
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 6:22pm
      Dec 24, 2021
      trail: Canada Hollow
      52 |
      Dec 20, 2021 @ 7:02am
      Dec 20, 2021
      trail: Astronomy
      57 |
      Nov 14, 2021 @ 9:01pm
      Nov 14, 2021
      trail: Abigail Trail
      145 |
      Jan 31, 2021 @ 9:55am
      Jan 31, 2021
      | 2 comments
      trail: Abigail Trail
      112 |
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 2:57pm
      Sep 26, 2020
      trail: Astronomy
      121 |
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 6:18am
      Jun 20, 2020
      trail: Astronomy
      104 |
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 6:18am
      Jun 20, 2020

      Videos of Michaux State Forest Mountain Bike

      youtuber Hunting for double black trails at Michaux...

      13:07 | 135 | Feb 2, 2022
      Biking With A Trail Dog | Mountain Biking...
      11:05 | 127 | Jul 27, 2021 , Gettysburg
      Astronomy Trail | Mountain Biking Michaux...
      trail: Astronomy
      10:13 | 243 | Jan 9, 2021 , Gettysburg
      Michaux State Forest Mountain Biking 2017 -...
      1:29 | 891 | May 31, 2018 , Gettysburg

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Canada Hollow
      Feb 1, 2023 @ 12:52pm
      1 day
      Freeze/thaw Cycle It’s aiightbillyofgoat
      Knuckle Buster Trail
      Nov 7, 2022 @ 12:24am
      Nov 7, 2022
      IdealLeaf covered but otherwise greatpondtribe65
      Corner 10 Trail
      Oct 16, 2022 @ 12:46am
      Oct 16, 2022
      Idealdustinbrace
      Camps Trail
      Sep 21, 2022 @ 12:13pm
      Sep 21, 2022
      IdealDirt Bikes have ripped up the trail...Allamuchy-Joe
      Astronomy
      Aug 21, 2022 @ 5:22pm
      Aug 21, 2022
      DryLarge tree down just after the second to...MikeZarcone
      Yellow Ridge Descent
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 5:13pm
      Aug 14, 2022
      Dry Two large trees down across trail,...JustRamblin72
      Yellow Ridge Descent Access
      Jul 17, 2022 @ 6:19am
      Jul 17, 2022
      Idealmtbiker2859
      Access Road
      Jul 17, 2022 @ 6:19am
      Jul 17, 2022
      Idealmtbiker2859
      Wigwam Trail
      Jul 17, 2022 @ 6:19am
      Jul 17, 2022
      Idealmtbiker2859
      Old Reservoir Trail
      Jun 12, 2022 @ 1:32pm
      Jun 12, 2022
      VariableTrail is clear. Recent rains made wet...pondtribe65

      Activity Feed

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      user #2779718billyofgoataddreportCanada Hollow
      Feb 1, 2023 @ 12:52pm
      1 day
      user #2779718billyofgoatvotetrailCanada Hollow and 1 more
      Feb 1, 2023 @ 12:51pm
      1 day
      user #2779718billyofgoatriddentrailCanada Hollow and 1 more
      Feb 1, 2023 @ 12:51pm
      1 day
      user #1171294Beavis353wishlistrouteWoodrow Road
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 12:57pm
      Jan 27, 2023
      user #1957763dnr73wishlisttrailYellow Ridge Descent and 3 more
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 9:18pm
      Jan 6, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1876471BBQRIBtrailJFKAgree with the previous 2 comments. Rode this...
      Sep 9, 2022 @ 7:09pm
      Sep 9, 2022
      user #3100763lVXgPtrailAbigail Trail“Awkward rock gardens” pretty well sums it...
      Sep 2, 2022 @ 1:15pm
      Sep 2, 2022
      user #3100763lVXgPtrailJFKRough, overgrown and barely rideable at many...
      Sep 2, 2022 @ 1:05pm
      Sep 2, 2022
      user #3083552Donnie6beAyreportWigwam TrailTrail is passable the down hill part is...
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 2:16pm
      Aug 13, 2022
      user #3083552Donnie6beAytrailWigwam TrailRode this trail today for the first time after...
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 2:14pm
      Aug 13, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Pine Grove Furnace State Park 1 13 km
      Northern Michaux 31 55 17 55.1 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 Bike3760 miles8,671 ft27 miles988 ft
      #3,286#1,5773612652,342
      E-Bike11,089 ft174 ft1,089 ft174 ft
      #9809354
      Hike4063 miles8,609 ft28 miles1,201 ft
      #2,638#1,43712674
      Trail Running4063 miles8,609 ft28 miles1,201 ft
      #2,643#1,44112625
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