1 miles
Distance
174 ft
Climb
-181 ft
Descent
1,263 ft
High Point

Blue Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Hartwood Acres
    Allison Park, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking

This trail has its beginning slightly uphill of the off-leash dog play area on the paved access trail. Proceed north on the doubletrack access trail and you'll soon come to the spit in the loop--this detail will proceed turning left and riding the loop clockwise but the trail is equally entertaining in either direction.

At the first fork take the left but remain inside the forest--the blue trail proper follows the edge of the forest in the field but the unmarked trail just inside the tree line is the accepted mountain bike path--it's much more playful than riding in the grass. this will meet up with the foot trail within 200 meters. Enjoy the swoops, roots and small bumps.

There are several small stream crossings on this route, even in wet weather there's nothing even knee-deep. Generally, these crossings can be stepped over or ridden over (or even casually jumped) without getting a shoelace wet. Size them up as you come to them, but do not let the me dissuade you--they look worse "on paper" than they are in real life.

Top side of the loop features a half-mile long, 115 foot gentle-but-steady climb that slowly increases to a steady 8% grade, a good lung and leg trainer.

Obstacles vary, mostly rocks and roots small in size but some of Hartwood's optional Medium/large logs and rocks adjoining the trail sides. Keep your eyes open for the popular ones.

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More Stats for Blue Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -7 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,142 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,161 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,154 ft
  • Grade
    -0.098%
  • Grade max
    -13.24%
  • Grade min
    20.449%
  • Distance climb
    3,477 ft
  • Distance down
    3,470 ft
  • Distance flat
    455 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to blue-loop-128457 trailhead (40.568570, -79.920130)
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