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    Southwest Pa Trails?

    What's on the menu for Southwest PA? I've been to Seven Springs, had a hell of a time there, really fun and fast trails. Just wondering if there's any other "must-ride" spots nearby (within an hour of) the Turnpike between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. Thanks,

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    Laurel MT, near Laughlintown/Ligonier PA....

    Here's a link to the map. It was our regular riding area when we lived in SW PA.

    http://www.ligonier.com/skimap/

    Please try to refrain from hitting the Laurel Higlands Hiking Trail (sometimes signed "LHHT") as its off-limits to bikes. The green trails on the map marked "XC skiing" ARE open to bikes, and very much recommended as well as the red "MTB" trails.

    Blue Knob area is worth the drive as well, its near the Cambria and Blair Counties border.

    I'll post some pics from the Ligonier area if I can find some soon.
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    There are lots of great trails near Laurel Mountain Ski Resort. You might also want to try Boyce Park (near Pittsburgh) as well.

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    Where are you coming from in SWPA? There are definately some other good riding areas, it just depends on your location as to what is local? Frick, Boyce, Moraine, Hartwood Acres, South Park, Mingo Creek, etc. These are just a few places that are within 20-30 minutes of Pittsburgh that haved a decent amount of single track.

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    This link has some suggestions for the greater pittsburgh area:
    http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.e...tb-routes.html

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    Thanks, I needed the info for last weekend. Next time I know to post more than 8 days in advance to get a response in time! We just went back to Seven Springs, did the red and blue loops. Super fun trails there, plenty of flow, not too many burly rocky gardens. And didn't run into a single other mountain biker on the trails, which amazed me, because they were so much fun.
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    next time your here check out Bradys Run Park its a little north of the airport off exit 15 on rt60. Your lungs will feel it, a lot of hills, fast downhills too, real fun. id say about a 10-15 mile loop around the whole park.

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    Better yet, give a little lead time, and you can meet up with some of us for a weekend of rides.

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