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    Thursday Evening On The Rocks

    Mini Corn Dog, Nanerpudin and I hit Aristes for an after work ride tonight. The trails are in great shape and the weather was nice and cool. A good time was had by all.

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    Gotta love those rocks
    Nice pics.
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    those are fun.

    i fell off some rocks last night,

    sacrificed some nice venous blood to the Trail Gods, hopefully they will be appeased for the weekend

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    I think we....

    ....rode that big rockover with you when we met you guys down there last fall.....Also recognize that trail with the road in the background....man things are green out in the woods right now! Ride On!
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    Locatin?

    Nanker,
    I travel through the area a few times a year.... Some friends in Mahanoy City and Brandonville areas as well as headin over to Shen-dough for kilbo.....
    I also head further upstate to our family cabin in Bradford Co.

    So, in the 4th picture in your post, is that Rt. 42 in the background? Aristes Rd.?
    I've often wanted to bring the bike on my trips through there but never knew where to go or if there was anything worth hitting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoaster
    Nanker,
    I travel through the area a few times a year.... Some friends in Mahanoy City and Brandonville areas as well as headin over to Shen-dough for kilbo.....
    I also head further upstate to our family cabin in Bradford Co.

    So, in the 4th picture in your post, is that Rt. 42 in the background? Aristes Rd.?
    I've often wanted to bring the bike on my trips through there but never knew where to go or if there was anything worth hitting....

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    Eastcoaster.
    Nanker knows this trail system better than me, but here's a bit of an overview. It's a big unmapped area with great singletrack, beautiful terrain, and very confusing.

    There's 4 parking options
    - Two on Rt 42 (top of mountain / bottom of mountain)
    - Two on Rt 54 (top of mountain / bottom of mountain)
    Here are the exact locations of each

    The parking areas at the bottom of the mountain are the ends of an 8 mile gravel road (closed to motor traffic)that link Rt's 54 and 42. The gravel road is only useful as a way to link trails together.

    It sounds like for you, your best bet would be to park at the top of the mountain on RT 42. The gravel road seen on google maps will look at little different now because the area has recently been clear cut in order to build a headquarters facility for Weiser State Forest.

    The East side of RT42 - There a network of singletrack, some marked, some unmarked that generally loop. Probably a few hours worth of riding, and while confusing, I think hard to to get completely lost.
    The West side of RT42 - Take the gravel road west across the recently clear cut area for ~1/2 mile or so. You should be able to find a single track trailhead that is blazed red. The trail runs along the length of Big Mountain (~8miles) from RT42-RT54. There are a few turn offs, but probably better off always staying straight. The only real turn you should make is a right turn at the rusty barrels.....uhhh, this is getting too hard to describe............ you should PM nanker, nanerpuddin, wyatt79m, or myself whenever you come up- most likely one of us would be available, and more than happy to give you a tour.

    EDIT: The RT 54 High Side in Natalie- very different - this side is not State Forest at all, but former strip mine - it's no mans land, with jeep and quad trails and a lot of relatively new freeride stuff - some great trails as well, but you'll never find them without someone familiar with the area. Trails are not secretive, just unmapped and hard to find. Bring some Shendo kilbasi, and we'll ride all day with you!!!
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    jonz,
    Thanks for taking the time for all of the detailed info. And, for the tour offers....might have to take you up on that!
    Just might have to take you guys to RJ and Friends for kibo sandwiches and Yuengling after!
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