3.8 miles
Distance
501 ft
Climb
-504 ft
Descent
00:41:34
Avg time

Possum Lake Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Opossum Lake Park
    Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #57390 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #69836 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

All around fun trail, nothing to daunting as far as riding goes. There are a few punchy climbs and some flowy downs which make for an all around enjoyable trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Possum Lake Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    436 ft
  • Altitude max
    507 ft
  • Altitude start
    476 ft
  • Altitude end
    473 ft
  • Grade
    -0.015%
  • Grade max
    -32.029%
  • Grade min
    24.666%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,468 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:43:10
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Status:
on Nov 20, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Possum Lake Trail Trail Reports

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      Nov 20, 2021 @ 9:58am
      Nov 20, 2021
      Trail is in great shape and flows really well in the clockwise direction
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 6:37am
      Mar 13, 2021
      Trail is in great shape. Popular trail. Be careful of hikers.
      Dec 6, 2020 @ 11:36am
      Dec 6, 2020
      trail is in great shape...fast and flowy!
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 11:45am
      Nov 1, 2020
      Nice trail.
      May 4, 2020 @ 2:25pm
      May 4, 2020
      Trail is nice and dry. Only two spots with some mud.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 28 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 74 rides
      •  

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      Jul 28, 2019 @ 5:45pm
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      Jul 28, 2019 @ 5:45pm
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      Jul 28, 2019 @ 5:37pm
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      Jul 25, 2019 @ 5:24pm
      Jul 25, 2019

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Papiernik (Sep 4, 2020 at 17:47)
       Good fast non-rocky trail, even when wet. Slick wooden bridges when wet. Suggest counterclockwise direction.
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      • + 0
      Kicker22705 (Oct 1, 2020 at 5:48)
       Most of the trail is wide enough for beginners. The south eastern finger of the lake is more difficult as the trail narrows along the lake. Almost took a bath in it.
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      Don't Fall In! | Opossum Lake | Big Weekend Part-5
      6:12 | 16 | Nov 13, 2021 , Carlisle
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