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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
      Land Status: State Park
      Sailing Base 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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      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 29, 2021
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      Trails (view details)
      10
      Trails Mountain Bike
      10
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      10
      Trails Trail Running
      10
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      2,140 ft
      Total Vertical
      641 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,916 ft
      Reports
      34
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      364

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      Photos of Yellow Creek Mountain Bike

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      Apr 29, 2021 @ 7:44am
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      Mar 26, 2021 @ 5:01pm
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      Oct 8, 2020 @ 7:06pm
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      Jun 13, 2020 @ 9:46am
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      trail: Paul Trail
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      Mar 31, 2020 @ 9:17am
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      trail: Paul Trail
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      Mar 31, 2020 @ 9:17am
      Mar 31, 2020

      Videos of Yellow Creek Mountain Bike

      Yellow Creek PA South Shore MTB trails | 2020
      14:56 | 50 | Aug 29, 2020 , Indiana
      Yellow Creek State Park Trails | Ride and Review
      3:26 | 80 | Aug 13, 2020 , Indiana

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2548750rpjjpraddreport
      Apr 29, 2021 @ 7:44am
      Apr 29, 2021
      user #2548750rpjjprvotetrailSpillway Connector and 5 more
      Apr 29, 2021 @ 7:42am
      Apr 29, 2021
      user #2548750rpjjprriddentrailSpillway Connector and 1 more
      Apr 29, 2021 @ 7:42am
      Apr 29, 2021
      user #2548750rpjjprvotetrailBlack Hawk Trail and 2 more
      Mar 30, 2021 @ 2:56am
      Mar 30, 2021
      user #1110432LHORBAaddphoto in My City
      Mar 26, 2021 @ 5:01pm
      Mar 26, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1726223ThaFreeridertrailBlack Hawk TrailNot a black trail more like a blue
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 6:06pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #1726223ThaFreeridertrailHandlers Long Haul TrailROCK ROLLS!!
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 6:05pm
      Oct 12, 2019

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1028 miles2,139 ft11 miles640 ft
      #2,493#1,1667343254
      E-Bike13,625 ft26 ft738 ft85 ft
      332
      Hike1028 miles2,139 ft11 miles640 ft
      #2,030#1,066343
      Trail Running1028 miles2,139 ft11 miles640 ft
      #2,032#1,06534
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