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Asbury Woods Nature Center

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

Just about everything an all around biker could want. Creek crossings, mud, hill climbs, down hills, TREE RUTS, downed trees. A little bit of everything for all types of riders. There are just trails forever. Be careful though, there is some posted property across Walnut creek and I have heard some horror stories about meeting up with the landowner. If you travel south, there are just more and more trails, just unbelievable, in my opinion the best place to ride in our area. However, after experiencing the rest of the trails in our beautiful state, not to put these trails down, but it is not a destination to pack your bags and come her for though.
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Latitude
42.05974435128278
Longitude
-80.17650604248047
Trail Directions
You can access the center from Route 20; Asbury road runs north and south and runs paralell to the Erie International Airport. You will take it south. There is a stop sign at 38th and Asbury and an elementary school on the right. Proceed south and you can park at the Nature Center or at the tennis courts and picnic area; trails are on the west side of road.
Trail Length
Uknown, you could ride forever
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Erie
   


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Review Date
September 11, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: cornt1989 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is the best trail I've ridden. There are miles of trails of all daficulty levels. You have mud hills technical parts some small jumps everything is here for sue. If you are looking for a place to ride in Erie this is the one. Take it easy on the wood bridges if they are wet I learned the hard way. Bottom line here is get some friends and have some fun.

Recommended Route:
Park at the first small lot and take the wood chip trail to the right. Then take the big oak trail the valley around the valley over the thin wood bridges over the big bridge up over the hill down the real steep one to your left. Take fern til you find the wsterfall its sweet.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Greenwood woods



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Review Date
August 5, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Poormtnbkr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Sweet new features this season, skinnies, a Berm, a smoothy step-down. Fresh cut singletrack hidden at the corner of the fence and asbury field, this leads to a field about 1.75 miles to the west and on to a gate then on to a power line. This powerline trail will lead to miles of trails, singletrack and double track, on the west side of Milfair Rd. The trick to Asbury is that virtually all of the great mountain biking to be had here is outside of the park boundaries which i think is confusing to people. Now, im not advising trespassing but, there is a certain amount of precedence that builds after a nearly twenty year history of mountain biking in these woods. Go ahead explore but carry out twice what you brought in and just be respectful of what some very tolerant land owners seem to put up with. If you learn the routes there are hours and hours of continuous riding to be had here. Hook up with a group ride through competitive gear.

Recommended Route:
I like starting at a little parking lot and picnic pavilion between the school and the barn on asbury rd. Take that trail to a bridge over a small creek. Here you hit the "greenway" follow it past "the big maple" till you get to an overlook. Go right despite the posted signs. Holy tangled trails! To people visiting I recomend hugging the north bank of the creek and all of its little nooks and crannys(In this puzzle is where the new shore style stuff is hidden)the whole way west to millfair rd. From there make your way back to the green way hugging the creek for miles exploring the high roads and the low roads. Once you are on the greenway again follow it across the creek and the whole way up the hill. You are now in Asbury Field. To the west the "secret" singletrack(including three small bridges), to the Northeast "the Goat Trail" referred to by the last reviewer. I recomend taking the goat path down then riding the greenway back up to the opposite corner and looking for the stashed trail. Follow this trail the whole way west until you hit the corner of a yard and a field. Ride the field to the powerline mentioned in the summary. Keep going across the rd. repeat.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Overland Trail off rte 430 north of sherman. It crosses several roads in the surrounding area.

Wintergreen Gorge and the Behrend Campus.

Scott Park down to Sara's campground and other little spots on the bayshore.

Urban Erie! Sweet.

A few other secret stashes!



Comments
bigkat273 (08/06/2008)
Oh your such a stud!!
Poormtnbkr (08/06/2008)
ask anyone bigpusy372
bigkat273 (08/08/2008)
cold...
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Review Date
June 5, 2008

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: purquel ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Small flat loops, quite technical in some areas, seems like half of the trails are on private land, but not very much of an aerobic work-up (unless perhaps you road-bike to the location at a fast pace). overall a disappointment.

I'm by no means a mountain-biking stud, but compared to Penn State (deer-pens area, does it even exist anymore?), Salt Lake City (Millcreek, University foothills, and even Fairmont Park in Philly,
there is much to be desired from Asbury Woods.

Recommended Route:
start near the tennis courts or the school by Stratterneria. natural boundries arrive within 10 minutes or so.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
still exploring.



Comments
purquel (06/05/2008)
reading the other posts, I bet this would be better if I could figure out how to get on the other side of MIllfair road, to the trails behind the Kahkwa country club. It's easy to get to the stream bank, and if you follow it to it's end you can climb up a steep hill to the road; after you cross the road, the first of the those two, short, dead-end spur roads was gated with signs, and I didn't realize there was another road at the time. I thought about stream-riding under Millfair road to get into this area; maybe I'll do it when it's summer. That boxed in area Main/W Ridge (north), Millfair/Straterneria (east), I-90 (south), and Avionis (west) seems like there would be a lot to ride on.
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Review Date
May 7, 2008

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: NY-THRASHER ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Ok so if your looking for a good place to ride this place pretty much has it. Im too new to the area to suggest a specific route so i just enter the trails from the main parking lot. Im more into freeride and north shore downhill and this park has a few places like that. Over all the trails are fun to ride just pay attention to others such as hikers w/dogs and the occasional Boy Scout troop i see. There is a killer, but short downhill section near the creek, just be sure your ready to ride that section otherwise your gonna kill yourself! You do have to walk/hike your bike up a rooted/stair section then ride a narrow section with a 20+ foot drop to the right to get to it but it is fun to ride down. Wear your protective gear and have fun!



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Review Date
September 24, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Poormtnbkr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
There are some exciting things being built in the old asbury. There have been three young guys working all summer on a great three pack of dirt jumps, a pump track, and general jump park, just off of Old Sterretania Rd . Also a buddy and i just finished a 1' X 30' Ladder bridge, with an opional finish of another 30'of natural log skinny. Lookout! The high point is about 5' off of the ground. There is more on the way. It only happens with hard work. Build often and build well.

Recommended Route:
Ride as much as you can. Its a tough connect to the dirt jumps, but when you get to the power line take it to the subdivision. Then take the road or the single track to the back undeveloped corner of the subdivision. Move along walnut creek till you hit Old Sterettania, the dirt jumps are on your left.
The trails traverse the creekbed and all the surrounding ridges from the jumps the whole way to Milfair Rd and beyond, so keep your eye out for unmarked single track. Its like a bowl of spaghetti around there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wintergeen Gorge, Urban Erie.



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