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    R.B. Winter: Stony Hollow Trail?

    There was a trail I used to ride years ago in Bald Eagle State Forest called Stony Hollow Trail, which was part of a White Deer Creek - Cowbell Hollow - Top Mountain Trail loop from R.B. Winter State Park. (This was a ride from one of Rob Ginieczki's MTB guide books.) It was a right turn off Garden Hollow Road, and connected again with Garden Hollow Road near I-81. The trail was was apparently an official one, with State Forest signage, but even back then it looked a bit overgrown or unused/unmaintained, and the sign at the trailhead eventually fell over.

    The trail is not on the Purple Lizard map, or on any map of the State Forest I found online, but I did see a trail on OpenStreetMap, labeled "Old Tram Trail," near where I'd expect Stony Hollow to be. (There is another "Old Tram Trail" a little further south, which does show up on other maps.)

    Does anyone know if this trail still exists, or if it's maybe been renamed or mislabeled or allowed to grow in?

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    Thanks!

    I just looked at the BEMBA site you linked, and found a Bucknell map (maybe from 2010) showing the trail I'm looking for, right where I expected it, but listed as "Stoney Gap Trail."

    The last time I rode this trail was 2012, and it was a bit sketchy even then. I wonder if the trail may have been shut down since the time that map was made. I'll check with the BEMBA people to see if it's still in play.

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    I talked to the BEMBA guys: there once was a trail where I remembered it, but it's been disused and grown-in for years, and is closed.

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    Got your answer, great!

    The BEMBA crew is fantastic, when I rode with them they showed me a trail that was all washed out and they rerouted it and made it way more fun, we need more people like that around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    The BEMBA crew is fantastic, when I rode with them they showed me a trail that was all washed out and they rerouted it and made it way more fun, we need more people like that around!
    Definitely. I went to their "Jamboree" last year and had a blast.

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    Where is the best place to park out there? I live in Lewisburg and somehow have never made it out there to ride.

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    I've always just parked at R.B. Winter State Park.

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    The larger parking behind the lake is better IMO, keeps you away from road traffic start/end of ride.

    Take 192 and AFTER you pass the lake (on your right) don't stop at the 1st parking on the right, but take the next turn to the right onto Sand Mtn Rd (don't go UP the ridge *yet). Just a little ways down this rd you'll get to the larger parking area (it's very obvious) on your right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    The larger parking behind the lake is better IMO, keeps you away from road traffic start/end of ride.

    Take 192 and AFTER you pass the lake (on your right) don't stop at the 1st parking on the right, but take the next turn to the right onto Sand Mtn Rd (don't go UP the ridge *yet). Just a little ways down this rd you'll get to the larger parking area (it's very obvious) on your right.
    Yea I know that parking are you are talking about.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like about half of the riding out there is just on dirt roads, am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crfnick56 View Post
    Yea I know that parking are you are talking about.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like about half of the riding out there is just on dirt roads, am I right?
    I always have to connect via roads but end with good trail miles, but info not know the system well at all.hopefully someone local chimes in.

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