2 miles
Distance
150 ft
Climb
-692 ft
Descent
00:23:21
Avg time

Vista Details

  • Riding Area
    Michaux State Forest
    Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #17712 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    DCNR

Vista is a fast, raw descent from the top of Ridge Rd. to the bottom of Laurel lake. There are several small drops and rocks to ride over and off of on this trail, making it a mountain biker's playground. This map shows the section of trail that takes you to the "vista", a rock outcropping with a nice view. From here, continue on the trail. There are several different line options with different rock lines. They all lead to the same place. About 3/4 of the way down after you cross a service road, there is a steep rock roll or a gnarly rock garden alternative. Pick your poison!

Access Info

From Ridge Road, turn right down Cold Springs Road. The trail entrance will be on your left. From Laurel Lake parking lot. Climb up Cold Springs Road almost to the top and the entrance will be on your right.

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More Stats for Vista bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -542 ft
  • Altitude min
    837 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,445 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,378 ft
  • Altitude end
    837 ft
  • Grade
    -5.006%
  • Grade max
    -29.066%
  • Grade min
    24.066%
  • Distance climb
    2,509 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    945 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:21
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Status:
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 2 weeks
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 42 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 129 rides
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      Photos

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      72 |
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 5:48am
      Mar 9, 2018
      Vista, My City
      133 |
      Dec 30, 2015 @ 7:35am
      Dec 30, 2015
      Vista, Gettysburg
      147 |
      Dec 30, 2015 @ 7:34am
      Dec 30, 2015
      Vista, Gettysburg
      100 |
      Dec 15, 2013 @ 3:30pm
      Dec 15, 2013
      Vista, aspers

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