2,781 ft
Distance
106 ft
Climb
-116 ft
Descent
495 ft
High Point

Area 51 Details

  • Riding Area
    Spring Mountain
    Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #92265 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Once at the top of the mountain, begin descending down the backside along one of the best and fastest, albeit short, downhills on the XC loop. There are many line options and some fun, small, rock drop options. After making a hard 90d right turn, you'll start grinding uphill again and eventually come to the most difficult hill climb in the loop. The 'Switchbacks". The Switchbacks are a steep, technical, heart breaking experience for many riders.

More Stats for Area 51 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -11 ft
  • Altitude min
    384 ft
  • Altitude start
    494 ft
  • Altitude end
    484 ft
  • Grade
    -0.389%
  • Grade max
    -15.071%
  • Grade min
    14.999%
  • Distance climb
    1,158 ft
  • Distance down
    1,377 ft
  • Distance flat
    245 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Area 51, Philadelphia
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      Area 51, Philadelphia
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      Jan 23, 2018 @ 11:53am
      Jan 23, 2018
      Area 51, Philadelphia

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