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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Videos
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • 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
      Land Status: State Forest
      Big Flat Parking Lot google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 11
      • 5
      • 29
      • 9

      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 25, 2020

      E-Bike Stats

      Global Ranking
      #824
      State Ranking
      #195
      Trails (view details)
      10
      Trails Mountain Bike
      55
      Trails E-Bike
      10
      Trails Hike
      53
      Trails Trail Running
      52
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent
      4,449 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,145 ft
      Reports
      88
      Ridden Counter
      16

      Popular Michaux State Forest E-Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance

      Photos of Michaux State Forest

      trail: Vista
      3 |
      Nov 16, 2020 @ 2:03pm
      Nov 16, 2020
      trail: Bong
      28 |
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 5:14pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      trail: Vista
      57 |
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 9:19pm
      Apr 3, 2020
      trail: Vista
      274 |
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 5:48am
      Mar 9, 2018

      Videos of Michaux State Forest

      Michaux Double Down Enduro Preview
      trail: Vista
      2:47 | 551 | Aug 23, 2013
      MTB on 'Bong' in Michaux State Forest /...
      trail: Bong
      7:33 | 48 | Oct 20, 2020 , Carlisle
      MTB on 'Upper B**ch' in Michaux State Forest /...
      3:11 | 24 | Oct 20, 2020 , Carlisle
      MTB on Rattlesnake Ridge / Super Steep trail...
      11:17 | 18 | Oct 20, 2020 , Carlisle

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Wigwam Trail
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 10:33am
      Nov 1, 2020
      DrySqueakyWheel73Mountain Bike There is a tree down right at the top of...
      Ant Hill Trail
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 8:44am
      Oct 3, 2020
      Idealemoore001Mountain Bike
      Vista
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 9:31am
      Sep 27, 2020
      DrySqueakyWheel73Mountain Bike Trail is clear.
      Yellow Ridge Descent
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 5:56am
      Sep 13, 2020
      IdealKSJ4477Mountain Bike
      Bong
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 1:28pm
      Aug 20, 2020
      Idealmtbiker2859Mountain Bike
      Upper Bitch
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 11:41am
      Jun 27, 2020
      Idealmtbiker2859Mountain Bike
      Yellow Ridge
      Mar 12, 2020 @ 2:09pm
      Mar 12, 2020
      DryjmackaniMountain Bike Rock gardens and very little flow

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2129309fourhexagonsaddreportKnuckle Buster Trail
      Nov 25, 2020 @ 3:17pm
      Nov 25, 2020
      user #2424967WhoIsJoevotetrailVista
      Nov 20, 2020 @ 2:53pm
      Nov 20, 2020
      user #2494410FZ2mHcwishlisttrailVista and 1 more
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 10:54am
      Nov 17, 2020
      user #2494410FZ2mHcvotetrailVista
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 10:53am
      Nov 17, 2020
      user #2129309fourhexagonsaddreportLower Lollipop and 1 more
      Nov 16, 2020 @ 3:24pm
      Nov 16, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1668574SqueakyWheel73trailWigwam TrailI'd say that this is pretty close to a one-way...
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 10:39am
      Nov 1, 2020
      user #1744927guitarskier05reportVistaSorry, accidentally posted this. Look at last...
      Aug 31, 2020 @ 7:09pm
      Aug 31, 2020
      user #1668574SqueakyWheel73trailVistaSuch a fun trail. I rode this five years ago...
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 7:51pm
      Jul 15, 2020
      user #2245115colbypitttrailWigwam TrailThere's a ridiculously steep area on this...
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 6:03pm
      Jul 2, 2020
      user #1859383Aidkane18trailBongOff camper rock roll at bottom!
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 6:13am
      Sep 7, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Northern Michaux 4 11 5 15.1 km
      Dickinson Trails 13 213.9 km
      Southern Michaux State Forest 6 24 414.9 km
      Emmitsburg Watershed Trail System 2 2 322.3 km
      Cunningham Falls State Park 1 128.1 km
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