4,429 ft
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-577 ft
Descent
00:14:10
Avg time

Bong Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Michaux State Forest
    Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    DCNR

This trail is mainly a downhill trail that has multiple difficult features. These features begin with a large rock slide in the very beginning that can be tricky if not skilled. This feature should act as a trail filter and if the rider cannot complete this they should not attempt the rest of the trail. Highly suggest trying to ride this trail with a local for two reasons. One to find the entrance as it is not clear unless you have ridden the trail before. Two is because this trail has several mandatory features that require knowledge or skills to ride blind. Overall this trail is good fun it just requires a skilled rider and that is why it is shown as a black diamond.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bong mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -568 ft
  • Altitude min
    770 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,348 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,338 ft
  • Altitude end
    771 ft
  • Grade
    -12.8%
  • Grade max
    -43.2%
  • Grade min
    3.9%
  • Distance climb
    413 ft
  • Distance down
    3,950 ft
  • Distance flat
    66 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:16
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Status:
on Aug 20, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to bong trailhead (40.065790, -77.250760)
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      Bong Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 1:28pm
      Aug 20, 2020
      May 17, 2020 @ 7:56am
      May 17, 2020
      Jan 1, 2020 @ 6:58am
      Jan 1, 2020
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 3:17pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      Log down on the lower section, can be jumped but its tight
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 146 rides
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      Photos

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      28 |
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 5:14pm
      Oct 19, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      The Ridge Road Route (3R)
      24 miles

      Trail Products

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Aidkane18 (Sep 7, 2019 at 6:13)
       Off camper rock roll at bottom!
      [Reply]

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