3,802 ft
33 ft
-70 ft
Avg time

Black Bear, North Details

  • Riding Area
    Laurel Mountain
    Ligonier, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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This is an advanced trail typically ridden northbound. Beginning at the “Expert” sign just off the Black Bear connection to Laurel Summit Road, the trail flows along a generally level route with several optional boulders/logs/roots along the sides. It includes one required boulder obstacle with two lines that aren’t visible until you are on top of the first rock. The easier route is to the left over logs that fill the gap between boulders, while a skinny, on the right, provides the more difficult route connecting the boulders.

One rock garden follows before reaching the Rocky Gap intersection where the trail becomes nearly continuous rocks to Locust Camp Road. An unsigned intersection to the right along this last segment is an extension of Beam Run Trail.

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More Stats for Black Bear, North bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -37 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,679 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,726 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,716 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,679 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,089 ft
  • Distance down
    2,177 ft
  • Distance flat
    536 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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