3,803 ft
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-101 ft
Descent
00:08:42
Avg time

Beam Run Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Laurel Mountain
    Ligonier, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #70623 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Beam Run Trail provides an intermediate connection between the northern section of Black Bear to Spruce Run Trail, near the end of Burma Trail. This trail starts on Black Bear north of the starting point of Rocky Gap. A recently constructed stub connects Black Bear to Laurel Summit Road. It is typically wet along the near side of the road. A parking area for one or two vehicles is located on the opposite side of the road.

Beam Run Trail descends from the parking spot along a wider corridor that is poorly drained at the upper end. Although the trail may appear to continue straight as you pick up speed on the descent, it takes a sudden sharp left turn, onto narrower singletrack. The turn is not as difficult to see coming the other direction.

The rest of the trail is rocky, consisting mainly of rounded embedded boulders rather than the smaller more abrupt stones encountered in many of the rock gardens. Watch for alternate lines over several log piles placed along the side of the trail. Their positioning is typical of all but the expert trails at Laurel to avoid obstructing the trails for cross country skiing.

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More Stats for Beam Run Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -74 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,623 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,697 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,697 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,623 ft
  • Grade
    -1.939%
  • Grade max
    -8.876%
  • Grade min
    6.202%
  • Distance climb
    1,122 ft
  • Distance down
    2,446 ft
  • Distance flat
    236 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:50
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
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