2 miles
722 ft
-8 ft
Avg time

Crist Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Blue Knob
    Blue Knob, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking

From intersection #20*, the Crist Ridge Trail descends from the Chappells Field Trail to the paved road directly across from the connector to the Rock-n-Ridge trails and the Mowery Hollow Picnic Area.

This trail is considered by most riders to be the best downhill trail at Blue Knob and one of the best in the region. The descent starts as a fairly gradual 5% grade for the first 1.5 miles with a few rocks and some very brief uphills. After that, the trail transitions to a smoother and faster 11% drop for the last 1/2 mile featuring the high-banked "Daytona 500" turn. Crist Ridge is also the easiest (though not the shortest) way to climb the mountain. A "must ride" trail for any trip to Blue Knob.

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More Stats for Crist Ridge Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    714 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,580 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,294 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,580 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,294 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    507 ft
  • Distance flat
    589 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 30, 2017
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to crist-ridge-trail trailhead (40.269457, -78.585420)
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Crist Ridge Trail Trail Reports

Apr 30, 2017 @ 2:19pm
Apr 30, 2017
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