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5 Awesome Mountain Bike Trails Near Pittsburgh

Extreme Mountain Biking in Western Pennsylvania


The extreme mountain biking trails that loop, wind, and carve their way through the woodlands, country roads and breathtaking scenery of Pennsylvania offer thrill-seeking mountain bikers the ride of their lives. So oil those chains, pump up the tires and see why locals love to pedal their way through the mountains and forests of the Keystone State.

1. Seven Springs Down Hill Park

With obstacles such as ladder bridges and 20-foot jumps, Seven Spring Down Hill Park features more than 10 trails sure to leave adrenalin junkies breathless and longing for more. This bike park is packed with exciting trails perfect for every skill level ranging from beginners to professionals. So gear up, ride the lift to the top and choose from the variety of different muddy, dirty and rocky ways to reach the bottom.

2. Roth Rock Ride

The Roth Rock Ride, a trail through the gorgeous Rothrock State Forest, offers 30 miles of some of the most extreme mountain biking in the state. Providing a mix of dirt roads, technical single tracks and rock garden trails, this riding experience is sure to get any heart pumping. The journey bikers take on this exhilarating trail only gets better when they ride through the impressive, old-growth patch of Pennsylvania’s state tree, the Eastern Hemlock.

3. Two Mile Run Mountain Bike Trails

The challenging 20 miles of single track trails at Two Mile Run Park is a hidden gem in the Oil Heritage region of the commonwealth. The trail, beginning an extensive trail marking project, offers mountain bikers three large loops, all ranging in length and difficulty. After taking advantage of the non-stop entertainment on the trails, be sure to enjoy the recreational areas around the beautiful lake.

4. The Allegrippis Trails

With endless combinations of routes and more than 30 miles of single track trails, the Allegrippis trail system at Raystown Lake has become one of the premiere mountain biking destinations in the eastern United States. Designed by mountain bikers and built by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, this network of multipurpose trails offers everything from trail running to snow shoeing.

5. Moraine State Park

Looking for something closer to home? Moraine State Park's mountain biking loop is a favorite with mountain bikers within an hour of Pittsburgh. One of the reason it is so fun - the entire trail was designed and built (and maintained) by local riders. Lots of hills and boulders will get your heart pumping!

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