4 miles
822 ft
-818 ft
Avg time

Grove Run Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Laurel Mountain
    Ligonier, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Forbes State Forest

Grove Run is a loop that it typically ridden counter-clockwise from the end of Fish Run Trail. In either direction it is the steepest and most technically challenging descent and climb at Laurel Mt. To do this loop you should be have better than average technical skills and be aerobically fit. Here is a description of both:

Counter-clockwise: From the end of Fish Run, make a right. You'll be in for a very rocky, but all rideable descent. On your way down you'll cross over Quarry Rd and eventually end up in Linn Run Campground. Make a left and follow the campground road to get the next section of Grove Run. This section will be a switchback climb that is off-camber, rocky and narrow. At the end of your 1 3/4 mile climb, you'll have a choice on how to return. You can go straight across Quarry Rd and make a right on Fish Run Tr to double back Fish Run or make a right on Quarry Rd, then a left on Weaver Rd and a left on Hickory Flats Rd to get to the top of Linn Run Rd. A right on Linn Run Rd will take you to Wolf Rocks Parking lot in less than a mile.

Clockwise: From the end of Fish Run a left is made on Grove Run. In less than 1/4 mile you cross over Quarry Rd. Be prepared for a rocky off-camber descent that will include tight switchbacks, rocky stream crossings and benchcut singletrack just barely wide enough for your tire. After a 1 3/4 mile downhill you'll enter Linn Run Campground. Once in the campground you'll have to carefully watch for the continuation of Grove Run Trail on your right.

When you find the trail, be prepared for a grinder of a climb. Initially the rock gardens will be challenging but rideable. After crossing Quarry Rd you'll hit uphill rocky sections which Hans Rey may not be able to clean. These are short lived as the majority of the trail can be ridden by a skilled mountain biker. You'll eventually end the loop back at Fish Run Trail.

From there you can make a left and double back Fish Run or go straight and make lefts on Quarry Rd, Weaver Rd and Hickory Flats Rd to get to the top of Linn Run Rd. A right on Linn Run Rd will take you to Wolf Rocks Parking lot in less than a mile.

Access Info

Due to the nature of the soil and the ridge-top location, these trails should be avoided after it has recently rained. Trails are closed to biking during snow cover. See www.paccsa.org/lmwebcam for webcam.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Grove Run Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,800 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,592 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,588 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,592 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Avg time
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • 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
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      Grove Run Trail Trail Reports

      Aug 18, 2019 @ 1:25pm
      Aug 18, 2019
      There are several large trees blocking trail. You will need to drag your bike over or under these. Most of the trail is a steep off camber catwalk...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      • 9 rides


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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Coltbridge968 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Apr 22, 2019 at 12:23)
       Don’t ride if your looking for a good time
      • + 0
      Nikou Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jun 25, 2020 at 16:15)
       This trail is fun, but if you are not a experienced rider you will have a lot of trouble. Although most of the trail is rideable parts are impossible. And I mean impossible to ride, on the sections you are forced to ride your bike. This trail was not well maintained when I rode it and there were many fallen trees. If you are looking for an adventure of both walking and riding, this is your trail. But, be warned the parts that are rideable are extremely difficult.

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