3,382 ft
13 ft
-21 ft
Avg time

Black Bear, South Details

  • Riding area
    Laurel Mountain
    Ligonier, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

The central section of Black Bear starts from a sometimes difficult to spot location along Rector-Eddie Road (J.E. Miller Road) and extends northward to a point where it dumps out on Laurel Summit Road. The northern section of Black Bear, signed as “Expert” branches off to the left just before reaching the road. The easiest north-south connection requires bypassing the northern Black Bear and using approximately 0.4 mile of Laurel Summit Road (open) to Locust Camp Road (gated).

The central section consists of level flowing singletrack with a few rounded embedded boulders. A few optional boulders and logs can be found along either side of the trail. A light rocky section is located near the intersection with Hemlock and the western leg of Black Bear.

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More Stats for Black Bear, South mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -8 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,712 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,727 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,719 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,712 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,375 ft
  • Distance down
    1,769 ft
  • Distance flat
    239 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 24, 2018
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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Black Bear, South Trail Reports

Sep 24, 2018 @ 7:38am
Sep 24, 2018
Was misting
Apr 27, 2017 @ 3:47am
Apr 27, 2017
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