4,960 ft
63 ft
-36 ft
Avg time

Silvermine Details

  • Riding Area
    Laurel Mountain
    Ligonier, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
    #68421 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Forbes State Forest

Extending beyond the former gas well at the end of the northern segment of Silvermine, the southern segment changes from dirt road to singletrack. Grade changes are gradual but surface conditions vary abruptly. The most severe rock garden extends either side of the Hemlock intersection and a couple lesser ones are scattered along the trail.

Isolated rounded embedded boulders are encountered all along with a longer stretch of low rounded boulders north of the Hemlock intersection. Other segments are smooth and flowy. Overall average difficulty would be intermediate. Watch for several optional log and/or rock obstacles along the sides of the trail. A less apparent one is just beyond the top of the rise past the Black Bear intersection.

Access Info

Due to the nature of the soil and the ridge top location these trails should be avoided after it has recently rained. This a also a great place to cross country ski in the winter since the Laurel Ridge gets more snow than anywhere else Trails are closed to biking during snow cover. See www.paccsa.org/lrwebcam for webcam.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Silvermine bike trail
  • Altitude change
    27 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,681 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,720 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,681 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,708 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,378 ft
  • Distance down
    1,267 ft
  • Distance flat
    314 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to silvermine trailhead (40.138510, -79.173490)
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Silvermine Trail Reports

Sep 24, 2018 @ 7:38am
Sep 24, 2018
Was misting
Apr 27, 2017 @ 3:47am
Apr 27, 2017
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