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    Riding in Western Pa, any good trails / groups?

    Hoping to connect those of us in the span between Pittsburgh and Altoona. Where are the good trails/downhill sections out this way feel free to share what you know or hook up with a riding group! Let's get out in the woods!!


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    Where are you located? I've sent info to lots of people on the Laurel Mt area and occasionally met up with some folks from here for rides. There are lots of great places to ride in Western PA, but for some reason I always find myself going back there.

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    I'm in the Altoona area at the moment but I'll be in ligonier this summer, some good rides out that way?


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    Lots of good stuff around P'burgh and an active group of riders called PORC:

    PORC Pittsburgh Mountain Biking, Western Pennsylvania Mountain Biking

    I keep away from the city, so I don't have much to say about their trails. But further out there's Bavington, Moraine and Kennerdell - each an amazing trail system in it's own way.

    Also there's Allegheny National Forest. They have some fairly restrictive rules, but there's still more to ride than I expected. I've been working on an overall ANF map (still in the works) but I also have some detail maps of singletrack in and around the ANF. The big map should make it possible to tie in different singletrack sections with forest service and jeep roads to make some interesting bikepacking loops. Anyone interested in getting a look at what's been done so far (or who has GPS tracks of Nat'l Forest rides) can send me an email.

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    Yeah, basically head up the mountain (rt 30) from Ligonier and in 10-15 minutes you can be to what I consider an amazing trail system. Especially if you like technical single track.

    I'm happy to provide more detailed info if you're interested and/or trying to get together for a ride some time.

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    Try this:

    LHORBA : Mountain Bike Rides

    Laurel Mt./Laurel Ridge/Laurel Summit State Parks are my favorites: great trails! Maps of the trails are available at the park.

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    I know exactly where you're talking about I drive past it on my way back home from college it's up by the truck stop/bar before you head down the mountain back into lig


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail6 View Post
    Try this:

    LHORBA : Mountain Bike Rides

    Laurel Mt./Laurel Ridge/Laurel Summit State Parks are my favorites: great trails! Maps of the trails are available at the park.
    Thnx I'll check it out


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    Actually, I like this trail review better:

    Trail review page

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    Awesome thank you


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    I always ride North Park in the city but have been trying to get out that way. Does anyone have scheduled rides or go out on the weekends? I would love to meet up with some people and learn the trails.

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    Not as of yet but I'm def working toward that goal I think once the end of April hits I may be able to get some different things going if there were enough interested riders


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    That would be great. One can only ride Frick, Hartwood, and North Park so much...

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    I would love to put something together, group riding is much more exciting


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    Anybody going to be available and interested in riding either 2 mile or Kennerdell on the morning of May 17th. I will be in town and looking to ride; I just am not familiar with either.
    Ride first, drinks after!

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo_2012 View Post
    Anybody going to be available and interested in riding either 2 mile or Kennerdell on the morning of May 17th. I will be in town and looking to ride; I just am not familiar with either.
    I'd love to if it wasn't for this pesky working-for-a-living thing.

    If you end up going alone, Two Mile is a lot easier to get lost in than Kennerdell - even with a map (also I think Kennerdell is a lot more fun).

    If you decide on Kennerdell and don't have a map, send an email and I'll get an image to you.

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    moraine is always fun

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    Swamp Boy....to bad you have to work, it does get in the way of fun sometimes.....would love to ride on Sat, but most likely going to hit Morraine or North Park on Saturday morning. I don't get over to PA often, so I am going to try to get as much in as possible.
    Ride first, drinks after!

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    I live in Altoona and I just got my first new mtn bike. I was looking for some easy trail but not all flat, with some ups and downs. I went to blue knob state park and tried the sawmill trail- which is intermediate difficult- I really enjoyed it but a little tiring for a newbie like me. Also I went to the lower tower trail near Canoe Creek park. It's so flat that I think I rode about 10 miles back and forth so it's 20 mi from the first time but didn't get that enjoyment at the blue knob. My question here is there any trail nearby where you can enjoy mtn biking and at the same time not dead flat. Thanks and appreciate your reply

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    Try the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake, lots of fun for all skill levels..

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    Thx davegg66. I went today to Shawnee park and I really enjoyed there. Actually it's amazing and the scene there is wonderful. I'll try raystown may be next time. I'll google it to know how far from me. As I had to drive about 30 miles to get to Shawnee park. Thank you again

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