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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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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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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
      Valley Meadows Parking Lot google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 11
      • 5
      • 29
      • 9

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Hike Stats

      Global Ranking
      #1,786
      State Ranking
      #942
      Trails (view details)
      53
      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
      105 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      48 miles
      Total Descent
      17,215 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,224 ft
      Reports
      109
      Ridden Counter
      7

      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
      272 |
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 5:48am
      Mar 9, 2018

      Videos of Michaux State Forest

      Michaux Double Down Enduro Preview
      trail: Vista
      2:47 | 548 | Aug 23, 2013
      MTB on 'Bong' in Michaux State Forest /...
      trail: Bong
      7:33 | 45 | 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

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Traverse West Trail
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 1:12pm
      Nov 22, 2020
      Dryalex345Mountain Bike north eastern portion of it is covered in...
      Canada Hollow
      Nov 13, 2020 @ 11:40am
      Nov 13, 2020
      IdealfourhexagonsMountain Bike Two large trees down. One just as you...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Knuckle Buster Trail
      Nov 25, 2020 @ 8:57am
      2 days
      DryfourhexagonsMountain Bike Large tree down across the trail at chest...
      Lower Lollipop
      Nov 16, 2020 @ 11:39am
      Nov 16, 2020
      VariablefourhexagonsMountain Bike Stopped to move a number of large...
      Pussy
      Nov 16, 2020 @ 11:39am
      Nov 16, 2020
      VariablefourhexagonsMountain Bike This was my first ride and I had a tough...
      Wigwam Trail
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 10:33am
      Nov 1, 2020
      DrySqueakyWheel73Mountain Bike There is a tree down right at the top of...
      Old Reservoir Trail
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 10:40am
      Oct 25, 2020
      IdealSqueakyWheel73Mountain Bike Trail is leaf covered but easy to follow....
      Camps Trail
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 8:44am
      Oct 3, 2020
      Idealemoore001Mountain Bike
      Ram Hill connector
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 8:44am
      Oct 3, 2020
      Idealemoore001Mountain Bike
      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.
      Astronomy
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 3:56pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      DryKSJ4477Mountain Bike

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1876471BBQRIBriddentrailBeaver Dam Trail
      Nov 26, 2020 @ 5:34pm
      20 hours
      user #2129309fourhexagonsaddreportKnuckle Buster Trail
      Nov 25, 2020 @ 3:17pm
      2 days
      user #975728alex345addreportTraverse West Trail
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 1:14pm
      Nov 22, 2020
      user #2424967WhoIsJoevotetrailVista
      Nov 20, 2020 @ 2:53pm
      Nov 20, 2020
      user #2494410FZ2mHcwishlisttrailVista and 1 more
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 10:54am
      Nov 17, 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 #1668574SqueakyWheel73trailLower LollipopRiding this trail downhill from Camps to...
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 10:45am
      Oct 25, 2020
      user #763299trixytrailAstronomyFun trail. A must ride
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 1:13pm
      Oct 23, 2020
      user #763299trixytrailMidnite Ridge TrailFun decent, tight and rocky but good flow
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 1:12pm
      Oct 23, 2020
      user #763299trixytrailCanada HollowOld school single track, with lots of lose...
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 1:11pm
      Oct 23, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Northern Michaux 4 11 5 15.1 km
      Kings Gap 1 26.6 km
      Dickinson Trails 13 213.9 km
      Southern Michaux State Forest 6 24 414.9 km
      Opossum Lake Park 115 km
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