3,314 ft
Distance
-319 ft
Descent
00:04:36
Avg time

A-Line Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount Penn Preserve
    Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, DJ
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #6907 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    Mt. Penn Preserve Partnership (MP3)

Constructed dirt jump trail. Upper section is very rocky until you get to the log drop (4-6ft), middle section is packed dirt and shale with several dirt drops (1-2ft), rollers, and berms. Lower section is packed dirt with large tables, rollers, and berms.

Access Info

starts at the firetower on skyline drive

Disclaimer

there are optional easier lines around the 4-6 foot log drop and all jumps are tables.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for A-Line mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -319 ft
  • Altitude min
    789 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,108 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,108 ft
  • Altitude end
    791 ft
  • Grade
    -9.6%
  • Grade max
    -23.7%
  • Grade min
    -0.4%
  • Distance down
    3,107 ft
  • Distance flat
    207 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:09
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on Sep 11, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (18 votes)

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      A-Line Trail Reports

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      Sep 11, 2021 @ 1:28pm
      Sep 11, 2021
      Vegetation has been trimmed back from the trail from the top of A-line to the airfield.
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 1:24pm
      Sep 11, 2021
      Vegetation has been cut back from the trail from the top of A-line to the airfield.
      Sep 7, 2021 @ 3:23pm
      Sep 7, 2021
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 1:30pm
      Sep 3, 2021
      The tree down at the steep decline has been removed. There are other trees down on A line, however.
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 1:49pm
      Jul 23, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 248 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,437 rides
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      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:20am
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      Routes with this trail

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      Mt Penn loop fast flowy
      7 miles
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      7 miles
      A-Line Laps
      2 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Simon22541 (Jul 19, 2020 at 16:16)
       Went today and jumped right into the tree???? what a fun trail
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      • + 0
      hperez01 (Nov 7, 2020 at 6:37)
       Awesome trail with technical rock features in the beginning. Good speed after the initial drop with plenty of opportunity to catch air, especially during lower A.
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      • + 1
      DaveKM (Jul 31, 2021 at 15:33)
       This is a fun trail with something for anyone intermediate and above. There are ride arounds for all the tech features. Careful on the table tops if you decide to launch them. There is one near the bottom that can draw you toward a tree. You can exit that table to the left or right of the tree.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      carlaq BAMBA (Aug 3, 2021 at 6:44)
       We have this trail scheduled for a revamp soon, with improvements to the areas you mentioned. Thanks for the review! Smile
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