2.1 miles
Distance
139 ft
Climb
-719 ft
Descent
00:21:00
Avg time
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Astronomy Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Michaux State Forest
    Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #55463 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #62264 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

A fast, fall-line descent right back to the parking lot. A great way to finish off a ride with big grin on your face.

Access Info

At the intersection of Fegley Road, Three Pine, Gilbert Rd. and Astronomy there is a small clearing. There is a post at the start as well as adequate blazing thanks to a strong partnership and collaboration between DCNR and the local NICA team.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Astronomy mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -580 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,127 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,793 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,707 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,127 ft
  • Grade
    -5.246%
  • Grade max
    -32.554%
  • Grade min
    18.341%
  • Distance climb
    3,332 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    257 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:40:42
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Status:
on Apr 21, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Astronomy Trail Reports

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      Apr 21, 2021 @ 7:38am
      Apr 21, 2021
      A few trees down across trail at various locations...blocking the trail.
      Jan 18, 2021 @ 11:32am
      Jan 18, 2021
      Several trees down - some on downhill sections. Most could be moved by a couple people. One will need a chainsaw.
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 3:56pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 2:50pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      Trail is clear and dry.
      Mar 17, 2020 @ 12:32pm
      Mar 17, 2020
      Leaves and dry conditions
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 65 rides
      •  

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      Nov 14, 2021 @ 9:01pm
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      Jun 20, 2020 @ 6:18am
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      Jun 20, 2020 @ 6:18am
      Jun 20, 2020

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      ZachSchreiber47 (Nov 25, 2018 at 16:59)
       Fun ride! Little bit of everything!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      AdamMmtb03 (Aug 27, 2020 at 19:59)
       A lot of techy up and down, but worth it to get to the final steep descent
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      trixy (Oct 23, 2020 at 13:13)
       Fun trail. A must ride
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      10:13 | 117 | Jan 9, 2021 , Carlisle
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