5.1 miles
Distance
971 ft
Climb
-454 ft
Descent
01:07:33
Avg time

Big-Hog-Ridge Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Michaux State Forest
    Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #49037 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Trail that traverses Michaux State Forest from Big Pond Hollow, across Hogshead Road, & traverses Ridge Road.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Big-Hog-Ridge Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    518 ft
  • Altitude min
    927 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,573 ft
  • Altitude start
    927 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,445 ft
  • Grade
    1.919%
  • Grade max
    -18.881%
  • Grade min
    23.939%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,534 ft
  • Avg time
    01:07:33
  • Avg reverse time
    01:02:47
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Status:
on Aug 14, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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      Big-Hog-Ridge Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 14, 2021 @ 5:43am
      Aug 14, 2021
      One area crossing open logging section was difficult to follow and required some walking around open brush to find the trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 15 rides
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      KViui8 (Nov 28, 2020 at 16:47)
       Amazing trail. Fun little trials section after first cross of Ridge Rd. Trail is in very rideable condition.
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      • + 0
      D-Hyp (Mar 12, 2021 at 19:40)
       Very well done. Man made features up top w/ rock rolls, drops & skinnies to off camber chunder thru talus fields.
      Finishes strong with sweeping turns on loam & plenty of well placed features. After all this time riding in michaux I’ve never run this trail until today. Definitely found a top 3 favorite in the park. Kudos to the trail builders. Their rock work is second to none. Ta boot the entire trail was raked of leaves/debris. It’s in pristine condition. Cheers
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      • + 0
      D-Hyp (Mar 20, 2021 at 6:43)
       Quick amendment- best to start the ride at the first ridge road crossing. You lose almost 1-3/4 miles of trail unfortunately, but the upper section has been decimated by logging. I wondered around around hopelessly looking for the track, and in the end gave up. Still a phenomenal run
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      • + 0
      DanZeke (Nov 26, 2021 at 16:51)
       Note on comment above. Trail is rideable now on eastern section through logged area. In fact it’s really fun through that section. Note actual trail in logging area a little different than current Trailforks alignment.
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