2 miles
Distance
42 ft
Climb
-490 ft
Descent
00:17:46
Avg time

Moss Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Northern Michaux
    Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    DCNR

This trail begins with tight flat switchbacks with large rocks mixed in. The rider with cross a double track and the trail flattens out and because slower and more technical. The lower area is often wet during rainy periods. This area has several long rock gardens, these are all rideable but requires a good level of skills. The lower section could be considered a blue trail but the rock sections make it difficult enough this trail is a black diamond. The trail rewards you at the end with a drinkable spring that is good cold drinkable spring water.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Moss mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -449 ft
  • Altitude min
    812 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,283 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,283 ft
  • Altitude end
    835 ft
  • Grade
    -5.135%
  • Grade max
    -29.167%
  • Grade min
    9.528%
  • Distance climb
    1,277 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    757 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:22
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Status:
on Dec 14, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4 (3 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
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Radar Time
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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
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      Moss Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 14, 2020 @ 7:06am
      Dec 14, 2020
      Yeah, Overgrown and downed Trees. Steep Climb to Sage Run. I had to Walk most of the Climb.
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 6:25am
      Sep 27, 2020
      Aug 28, 2020 @ 2:10pm
      Aug 28, 2020
      Needs a trim, lots of overgrowth and trees down at the bottom.
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 7:42pm
      Jul 15, 2020
      Lower section of trail has some overgrown sections. There are a couple wet sections as well, but nothing that is problematic.
      Aug 10, 2019 @ 2:58pm
      Aug 10, 2019
      Lower section has a few large trees blocking a portion and another large tree to dismount and limbo. Recommend to run reverse or take Cold Springs...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 12 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 66 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Norchaux
      22 miles
      The Ridge Road Route (3R)
      24 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag trixy (Nov 13, 2019 at 6:21)
       Fall 2019... upper half of this Trail is open, but a few down trees. bottom section is swampy with lots of downed trees lots of hike a bike.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag SqueakyWheel73 (Jul 15, 2020 at 19:46)
       I can see why this trail is rated black, but it is limited to a few tough sections at the bottom. When I ride this trail again, I’d definitely take cutoff 2/3 down to Cold Springs Rd and not do the rest of the trail. The top part of Moss is really fun though.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag guitarskier05 (19 hours ago)
       Very slow and awkward with some very technical spots. I don't like this trail. I would recommend doing vista or poaching buck ridge hiking trail for a lot more fun
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