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      There are over 25 miles of multi-use trails within the state park. The trails consists of the official park named trails consisting of Paul Trail, Ridge Top Trail, Simpson Trail, Damsite Trail, Black Hawk Trail, Stake Church Trail and Handlers Long Haul Trail. Each trail segment is marked and coordinated with the park map, making navigation easy.

      The Yellow Creek Loop is over 90% singletrack and consists of nearly 21 miles of sustainable, well-groomed/well-marked trails encircling Yellow Creek Lake enjoyable by beginners and experts alike. This ride provides multiple out-and-back opportunities without having to commit to the entire loop. The singletrack winds through mostly forested areas and contains over 2000' of climbing. Known for its combination of flow, climbing and technical terrain, the essential definition of a classic ride, the trail system can be accessed at multiple locations throughout this Pennsylvania State Park.

      The south shore Day Use Area is great for you to start your riding experience and provides plenty of parking, water, picnic areas, restrooms, and other family activities. While on the south shore, riders will enjoy fairly smooth and twisty singletrack. The north shore provides riders with more technical riding and typically the driest trails. In general, the western portion of the park will provide pleasure to those seeking climbing opportunities. Most of the trail segments can be ridden in either direction, with a clockwise direction of travel being a preferred method of travel while performing the entire loop. Your feet will get wet crossing the spillway below the dam unless you do an out-and-back ride. Both directions around the lake are rideable, with the clockwise direction being the preferred route.

      Other park activities include camping within and near the park, boating, boat rentals, canoe & kayak rentals, fishing, swimming, hunting, picnicking, orienteering and hiking. Please be respectful of other users.

      RESTRICTIONS: The park is open to hunting, be respectful of other users. Riders will encounter hunting activities in the fall and also in spring turkey season. It is discouraged to ride during hunting seasons and wet periods. Laurel Run Trail and the eastern portion of Ridge Top Trail are closed to biking.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      South Shore Public Use Area Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Numerous meeting points available as the trail system completely circles the lake.

      Primary points are the south side public use area and McFeeters Cove on the north side
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      Open on May 5, 2018


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