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    Michaux forest

    Thinking of a multi-surface ride from the west shore/Harrisburg to Michaux and back. Just a quick overnighter. Anybody interested?

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    I might be. I live in Philly and have been pondering how to get out to there for a while. I don't have a car and was thinking of taking a few days off and getting the bus to Harrisburg, then spending an extended weekend in the forest. An overnighter would be fun too, but maybe not worth the commute from Philly, whether by bus or rented car.

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    Michaux forest

    I haven't picked the weekend yet.


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    Jbphilly,

    There is the option of The Horse Shoe trail from Valley Forge out to Harrisburg. Save on the bus fare.

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    Interesting, never heard of that trail! Have you ridden it? I'm wondering how scenic of a ride it would be.

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    Michaux forest

    Can you ride the horseshoe trail?


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    It looks like that Horseshoe Trail is not entirely open to bikes, though some portions of it may be. Not an option for thru-riding, at any rate.

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    Michaux forest

    Did you all do this? I ride Michaux all the time and have been kicking around the idea of a multi-day singletrack and fire road ride/camp in Michaux and maybe into MD and back.

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    Michaux forest

    Not yet. Trying to find a weekend!


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    If it's in May or after mid-July, I'd be down - I just have to take the Greyhound out, and could easily take a few days off work to extend a weekend - but I'm taking a six week course that won't leave any weekends free. Still I'd love to come out, do a ride, and meet some folks.
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    Michaux forest

    After midjuly would work. Where does greyhound drop off around here?


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    Looks like in central Harrisburg...411 Market street.

    I might also try to make a trip to Michaux with a friend to car camp and do day-MTB rides in the state forest. He doesn't bikepack though. Could be fun to do a meetup.
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    Michaux forest

    That's right across the river. I'll look at some weekends that work and post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmiah View Post
    Did you all do this? I ride Michaux all the time and have been kicking around the idea of a multi-day singletrack and fire road ride/camp in Michaux and maybe into MD and back.
    A few of us did Frederick to Michaux and back this weekend. Photos here and here, route here.


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    Link to route is broken, but I'd like to see it
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    Link should be fixed now, give it a try
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    Big up Joe for once again bringing the well timed awesome.
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