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Average Rating:    (3.89 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

22 miles of everything, 3 mile climbs followed by fast, tight, single track and WICKED downhill runs. Get a map at bike shop in town. Site of the Wellsboro Classic Race.
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Latitude
41.77694460766678
Longitude
-77.3990249633789
Trail Directions
Wellsboro is located on Rt. 6 in Tioga Co. Go through town on 6 for approx. 5-6 miles until you see sign for Asaph Fish Hatchery. Park in hatchery lot.
Trail Length
22 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Wellsboro
   


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Review Date
July 13, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: cdg157 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is quite the drive from my home turf (Rothrock State forrest) but I wanted to get a feel for it before i enter the mtn laurel classic this year. I was riding my singlespeed rig and decided to do long course (22miles) in 90 degree weather. the first clime is a forrest road that is pretty steep and i reccomend warming up before attacking this. Once at top i connected to plantation trail. This trail was cool but not challenging. Then came the stinger... this trail is a animal and the guy at the bike shop (country ski and sports in wellsboro) said it drops about 300 feet in 150-200 yards. this is steep with loose rocks proceed with extreme caution. Since i was alone, i walked down it to spair bodily harm and death if i crash hard. The stinger connects to a forrest road climb that is not too bad. the next trail was stone road trail. this was a double track that was extremey wet and muddy. Nothing spectacular here.. this leads you to deer trail that was fun. A little steep at top w/ loose rocks. This trail was also muddy with some downed trees from loggers and washout. Next was left straight run trail. The map shows it a straight shot from deer trail but you have to make a right off of deer then a left. This trail is cool but not technical. there are multiple stream crossings that feel good on a warm day. This trail turns to climb through tall grass but this trail was muddy in parts and made the climb a pita (wrong gearing and mud and a climb dont go well)and it leads to a fire road and turning left again onto hesslegessel road. go past gate and scotch pine hollow is on left. This trail was not technical but its extremely muddy, but an overall fun ride.Darling road trail is a fast downhill that has a few sketchy areas but nuthing too dificult. Watch for some downed trees. Overall, not too technical (rating excludes stinger that is at least a 5 to me) worth the stop if traveling in the area.

Recommended Route:
follow the course map provided online or at a local bike shop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ride Rothrock State forrest, little shingletown



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Review Date
June 10, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: RoyDean ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I agree that this trail is a lung buster if you start out in the Fish Hatchery lot... but the long climb is completely boring and not worth it. Drive to the top of the mountain and park there, and do you riding only at the top of the mountain. All of the climbing and descending I did was on fireroads, and not a whole lot of fun.

The single track is OK, but nothing special. There was nothing there that was technical, in my opinion. Largest log crossing was maybe 10". A fun ride, anyway, and something to do while waiting for the rally cars running in the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally... (STPR.org).



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Review Date
September 12, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Scottandhisdog ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I raced this course this past weekend, and it was my first experience racing, so I did the beginner course (11 miles). The other reviews are correct about starting out on the fire road from the parking lot, but then it gets fun. There is a ton of climbing (~1300' for each course). If you ride the full 22 miles, it's over 2000' ascending. The single track is amazing. Quick, but still technical enough that you better be on your toes if you are at race pace. Overall great experience.

Recommended Route:
Race course. Maps at local bike shop in Wellsboro.



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Review Date
November 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Miker J ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
IMO seems to be more of a "roadies" course. Too much time spent on the dirt roads. The single track is pretty but is quite non-technical. The "big" downhill is basically a short, straight, steep, loose rock section that you simply ride the brakes to the bottom. The course can be an aerobic challenge if you push yourself on the roads.

Recommended Route:
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Other recommended trails in the same area:
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Review Date
October 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
2 Years

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Reviewed by: adively ,  Cross Country Rider

Favorite Trail:
This one or Ole Bull

Summary:
I rode this trail many moons ago when I was fat and out of shape.... Very scary but very fun. A DEFINATE aerobic workout. Very technical and very phsyically demanding. I road it on a hardtail but would recommend full suspenion and disc brakes (for the stinger trail if you're like me and don't want to spend the rest of my picking bark and hay bail remnants out of my face). The Stinger proved my "set" has since shrunk since my younger years. The descent to finish up the first half of the trail is tons o' fun. The second half is very similiar to the first half. The first part is all uphill (+countless stream crossings so go when the water is warm) followed by a rollout across the mountain top the descending down another fun trail (name escapes). Regardless, It took me a full camelback + 5 cups of water in the fish place to recooperate during a cool spring day so go prepared and check out the ugly fish at the end!



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