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Hillsville

Average Rating:    (4.44 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 27

everything you ever wanted to ride!! Do not go here on the weekends!! You will be run over by a psyco on a dirtbike. It is however safe on the weekdays. But I would still keep your ears open for motorcycles!!!
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Latitude
41.000629848685385
Longitude
-80.46472549438477
Trail Directions
take st rt 224 to the ohio/pa line. it dose not matter wich way you are coming from. At the pa/ nohio line there is road just on the pa side. you can only go one way down this road. continue down it through the very small town of hillsville. trust me you will know when you are at the trails!!! the quarry is actually in pa
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
poland ohio
   


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Review Date
August 5, 2015

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: stys ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Coming form califonia mountains, there are no significant climbs here. But you can ride for several miles of double and single track with low to intermediate technicality. You will find a few spots where you need to
crank up a 30yrd section and then a similar downhill to follow. This is 20 min from my house and the closest training ride where I can do more than a 20 mtn bk ride.

Recommended Route:
I've only ridden twice in the June mud... If you are new to this, set land marks where you take trails... you can get momentarily lost in some sections that have various cut through and crossing trails. Expect mud
this year.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the only trail with in an hour south of boardman that I know of that has any significant climbing time is Brady's Run near Beaver Falls.



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Review Date
July 16, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Joe Oi ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I live about 10 miles from Hillsville proper and had never ridden these trails until the other day. Not bad overall. Quad trails for the most part, miles and miles of them (did ten miles of trails with out hardly trying, plus ten down and ten back made for a good ride). Trail surface is gravelly for the most parts with some dirt sections in the woods.
As far as what type of riding you are going to get, it's really a mixed bag. Rhythm sections, rollers, steep climbs, sketchy downhill sections, some with large amounts of loose rock and gravel, just all kinds of stuff. Sometimes scenic, but you never really forget you're in a quarry. There are places in here that are so bleak you could film a Doctor Who episode in them.
I went on a weekday morning/afternoon and didn't come across anyone until the sand dunes, but I can definitely recommend being cautious around here. If you think about it though, probably less chance of a collision if you're on a mountain bike than any kind of ORV; at least non-motorized you can here them coming.

Recommended Route:
I used the satellite maps discussed above and though I relied on some rough reckoning a couple of times I had no real problems. I entered off of Hoffmaster and came out at the old coal company on 224.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Poland Woods, Brady's Run



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Review Date
August 4, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: fourtyounce ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great place to ride. Haven't ridden there in the past 4 years, but went back this spring and all is gravy. Weekdays are best for less chance of getting run over, but weekends are good too because there aren't as many people riding motorcycles/quads here anymore, but they're still there. I guess you need permission, but if you're on a MTB don't worry.

Recommended Route:
from ohio- 224, veer right at the V or go to the fireworks store and turn right.



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Review Date
April 18, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: cds00bsmg ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Despite what others have posted, the quarry is NOT CLOSED, READ IS NOT CLOSED! There are a number of people who claim to "own" the quarry, and a lot of people will tell you BS. I live here, you can ride there, I was there just a few days ago. I have detailed where to park so you won't have any issues, just be smart, and be safe. Enjoy! Now, on to the review....

The Hillsville Quarry is limestone strip mine, which in recent years is being stripped again. Near Hoffmaster road, toward Bessemer PA, all of this area is what I would call un-ridable, and unsafe because it is being stripped once again.

The quarry covers Bessemer PA, Hillsville PA, Edinburg, and some of North Beaver PA. It is near Poland OH, but is NOT in it, however the BFI dump is, which has some good trails, and then there are also quarry areas in Poland.

Anywho, there is something for everyone here. Downhill, XC, you name it. You will find something to suit your skill level here. The area is frequented by many ORVs, so a weekday ride, or Sat. ride would be your best bet over Sunday. As far as total mileage or acerage, I am unaware, it would all depend on the routes you chose.

Nearby there are other trails that will take you along the Mahoning river towars Loweville OH (not the Lawrence county bike trail), and also other trails that will lead you to Ouaker town/Ouaker Falls.

I have made a detailed satellite image map showing points of interest, and safe areas to park your vehicle. If anyone is interested, I am more than willing to be a free trail guide.

If anyone has ANY questions, feel free to PM me at cds00bsmg or AIM me at cdsporscheturbo

Recommended Route:
On Rt 224 in PA, head towars Christine lane in Edinburg PA, zip code 16116. There is a plaza called Hilltop Centre at the entrance of Christine lane. You can park your vehicle here safely and without any issues, plus there is a snack place there to get some grub. This is the safest place to park your vehicle. You can also park your vehicle at the Mahoning township building with no issue.

To access the quarry, ride across 224 into the housing development, and follow the main road stright back into the wooded area. You are now in the quarry, and the path is yours to choose.

To access the trails that run along the mahoning river and rail road tracks follow Christine lane back into the housing development. (This is Gregg Circle.) Follow Christine lane down the hill towards the beige/gray house at the end, and you will see the trail entrance. Follwo the trails to the railroad tracks, and head LEFT to go towards Loweville. One you get to the bridge crossing, continue to follow the tracks until you see a trail entrance on your LEFT. Follow these trails to get to Ouaker Falls/Quaker Town, and then onto Loweville OH.


Other recommended trails in the same area:
To access the trails that run along the mahoning river and rail road tracks follow Christine lane back into the housing development. (This is Gregg Circle.) Follow Christine lane down the hill towards the beige/gray house at the end, and you will see the trail entrance. Follwo the trails to the railroad tracks, and head LEFT to go towards Loweville. One you get to the bridge crossing, continue to follow the tracks until you see a trail entrance on your LEFT. Follow these trails to get to Ouaker Falls/Quaker Town, and then onto Loweville OH.



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Review Date
July 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Darren , from New Castle

Summary:
awesome place to ride, drive, and not to mention swim! TONS of hills for the advanced riders, whoops, jumps, wide roads, mud, water etc. you name the type of terrain and it is at Hillsville. just a little confused over the whole issue of whether Hillsville is closed or not. please email me and let me know either way. also, if you are the one's who are littering back there, please stop. it just makes the area look bad and worsens any arguments about keeping the place open

Recommended Route:
224

Other recommended trails in the same area:
marienville pa



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