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Allegheny National forest

Average Rating:    (4.14 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

ok heres the scoop... you can ride on all the trail in the nat'l forest EXCEPT for those in: Hickory Creek Wilderness, Buzzard Swamp Propagation Area, Heart's Content Scenic Area and Tionesta Scenic and Natural Areas.
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Latitude
41.86956082699455
Longitude
-79.3212890625
Trail Directions
Routes 6 and 62 run through the national forest.
Trail Length
616 total miles of rideable trails
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Warren & Bradford
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Review Date
September 10, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: swampboy62 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Most of the trails in the ANF are off limit to bikes. That goes for the entire North Country Trail, the Minister Creek area trails, all the trails in Hickory Creek Wilderness, Hearts Content Wilderness.. the list goes on and on. Mtbrs got royally screwed by the ANF in their last policy update.

Recommended Route:
Good trail at Morrison/Rimrock up by the Kinzua Reservoir. Also some trails at Buzzard Swamp that are legal. Tanbark Trail is legal. There are other short connector trails that are legal, but often the trails that they connect to are forbidden. There are also a ton of unofficial trails that are probably okay to ride - try the northern forest around Warren, and the SE section.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are some trails in Clear Creek State Forest, south of the Clarion River near Cooksburg. Also, the Warren area riders have a club (NAMBA) that is working on new trails at Harris Hill - contact the Warren bike shop for details.



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Review Date
March 1, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: justridingalong ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Many of the hiking trails in the National Forest make for a challenging ride, but maintenance is pretty spotty. I would recommend the Morrison trail and some of the sections of the North Country Trail that are open to bikes. The Forest Service noted in their last master plan the North Country Trail is "not suitable" for bikes, but in my interpretation, this does not mean that you won't like to ride these trails if you like a challenge.

My shop in Bradford, PA www.justridingalong.net has frequent group rides in the Northern region of the forest connecting with trails around Bradford. Most of the good riding is best done with a guide as we connect a mixture of roads, dirt roads, doubletrack and singletrack.

Recommended Route:
If you decide to ride Morrison, I would recommend riding the entire outer loop in a counter-clockwise direction as it flows better this way. The Ranger Station in Marshburg has free flyers with topo maps of the ride. A few good riders can make it around the loop in a couple hours, but it may take closer to four for riders with less technical skill or if you stop and take more breaks. Expect a fair amount of blowdowns and some wet riding along the bottom sections of the trail along the creek.



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Review Date
November 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: eric braughler ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
these trails in the national forest are bad ass to ride or hike many days worth of riding here and after you have a feel for the trail and its lay out you can just cut off down throurh the woods and make your own special rought jumpimg logs or rocks i have done 5' drops on my hardtail sweat nice area to ride dont get me wrong there are better such as the hills in Va. thier faster and more technical. i would more than take people out to ride in these woods if poeple showed inerest or got a hold of me and were for real.

Recommended Route:
look for trail markers such as north country or tanbark park and ride dont dis like the trail for the section that you rode because with the new and old growth that we have its always changing

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any around the area that were previosely mentioned such as the minister creek or out at chapmans damn



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Review Date
January 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: skierajk , from Johnstown, pa

Summary:
I have been there one weekend a year for the past five years and have yet to ride any of the same singletrack trails. The single track is there, might be a little tuff to find due to the vastness of the area. Buy a map and have fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Try Minister Creek, Twin Lakes Trail, North Country Trail to name a few.



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Review Date
July 12, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: John , from Pittsburgh

Summary:
Although there is a beautiful piece of National Forest up there, there are no real "mountain bike" trails. I was born in the area and we have some bootleg trails that are in the woods, all single track and very technical. One is called the gook loop and is about 10 miles. Is out toward the Willow Bay section of the kinzua dam. A lot of rocks, stumps, trees, and woods riding. It is one of the better trails I have ridden.

Recommended Route:
no markings. tough to find.



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