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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less 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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      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 Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 7, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,675
      State Ranking
      #37
      Trails (view details)
      8
      Trails Mountain Bike
      8
      Trails Hike
      8
      Trails Trail Running
      8
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      2,229 ft
      Total Vertical
      309 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,584 ft
      Reports
      21
      Ridden Counter
      143

      Yellow Creek Mountain Bike Routes

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      Yellow Creek Tour
      19 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
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      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      Recent Trail Reports

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      Simpson Trail
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 7:07am
      Sep 7, 2019
      DrySaclydesdale NMBA Some of the stream crossings are...
      Damsite Trail
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 7:07am
      Sep 7, 2019
      DrySaclydesdale NMBA Tree down
      Black Hawk Trail
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 7:07am
      Sep 7, 2019
      DrySaclydesdale NMBA
      Stake Church Trail
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 7:07am
      Sep 7, 2019
      DrySaclydesdale NMBA Couple of trees down
      Handlers Long Haul Trail
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 7:07am
      Sep 7, 2019
      DrySaclydesdale NMBA Couple of trees down
      Paul Trail
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 7:07am
      Sep 7, 2019
      DrySaclydesdale NMBA Little overgrown in some spots

      Activity Feed

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      user #1726223ThaFreeridervotetrailBlack Hawk Trail and 2 more
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 6:05pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #1726223ThaFreeridercommenttrailHandlers Long Haul Trail and 1 more
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 6:05pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #1726223ThaFreeriderriddentrailHandlers Long Haul Trail and 2 more
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 6:04pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #1925630JurdvotetrailHandlers Long Haul Trail
      Sep 17, 2019 @ 3:33pm
      Sep 17, 2019
      user #979902SaclydesdaleaddreportSimpson Trail and 5 more
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 7:51am
      Sep 8, 2019

      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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