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blue knob resort

Average Rating:    (4.06 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 17

rotten. i asked if i could take my truck on the lift since that was what all the trails were made for.
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Latitude
40.274548991877715
Longitude
-78.58280181884766
Trail Directions
route 164 from i 99 to claysburg left at light. but really just don't go.
Trail Length
miles of dirt roads
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Altoona
   


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Review Date
September 21, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: iuk1985 ,  Racer

Summary:
You may notice the reviews get better as time has progressed. This is because the riding at Blue Knob just keeps getting better. I'm living in Salt Lake City now, and despite having 300 miles of single track in my back yard, I still marvel at the riding at Blue Knob.
The single track on the resort side is an ever-expanding technical windy network of single track, while the state park offers amazing well established single and double track. As for the double track that had been written about previously in regards to the downhilling on the resort side... much has completely grown back in and are not longer passable, while other easements have worn back in very nicely. Resort-organized shuttles no longer take place. The original "downhill" trails are not really necessary given the wide range of riding on the plateau of the resort, and the southern face of the state park. Most of these trails do not merit a car shuttle.
If you don't mind some of the most challenging riding around, you will not be disappointed. If you are looking for smooth single track, go to the Allegrippis Trail System about an hour away at Lake Raystown. Either way, Central PA has lots to offer!

Recommended Route:
Race course route and the maze of intersecting trails on the resort side, trail o (upper or lower), Mountain View (must ride classic loop with epic rock garden and views).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Allegrippis Trail System- Lake Raystown, PA



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Review Date
August 10, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jshiel165 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Wow ive never riden a place with more rock and climbs in my life. Im from the pittsburgh area and ride Apollo atleast twice a week. Blue Knob makes Roaring Run feel like a Rails and Trails. If you start at the bottom and climb to the top your heart rate will be going. Once to top you will encounter a bunch of rocks and somehow some more climbs. All and all its a great ride and the trails are very well maintained.

Recommended Route:
Met up with the LHOORBA and they led the way from the bottom. Definitley ride the ski resort side and what they call the Look-Out loop. Some great views.



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Review Date
May 9, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Fleas ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The top is the second-highest point in PA - hence, lots of climbing and descending.
Even with torrential rains the night before, the trails had no puddles. Plenty of rocks all over. Great views.
Basically there are service roads/double tracks that go around the mountain while the singletracks basically go up and down. Long, fast descents with nice rock gardens combined with some tough climbs give you the full MTB experience.
The ski area also has trails - a rocky race course that I never got to - I hear it is tough, technical riding. The ski area side gets all the weather.

see here (the trails shown are accurate, but not all trails are shown):

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/blueknob/blueknob_mini.pdf

Recommended Route:
We were riding from the group camp, which is pretty much in the middle of everything.
Went up to the top of Lost Turkey to try some very sketchy stone steps. After that was a technical descent with switchbacks. Crossed a road and ended up at a camp and turned onto Chapell's field trail as Lost Turkey continues about 25 mi. long. Then Crist Ridge for a really long, gradual DH. Then climbed the North side of Rockin' Ridge/Pavia Run (ow.), around Three Springs up to Mountainview at the top, hit the DH (serious whoops!) back to a connector. If that's not enough, you can continue down the DH past the connector to Saw Mill, head up to the South side of Rockin' Ridge and blast that to the bottom. Then you gotta climb again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Laurel Mt. is on the way from Ohio.



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Review Date
August 12, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dog3269 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode Blue Knob two weekends ago for the first time. Trails were wet but what a great ride. I was impressed with the single track. Unfortunately, the guy at the golf course told me the guy that use to maintain the trails had a heart attack and they don't offer shuttle rides anymore. While at the resort, I didn't see another person.

Recommended Route:
Lost Turkey Trail and Mountain View trail.



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Review Date
April 15, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: drnich ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Beautiful singletrack. I was up last weekend with the local bike club clearing trails. The lookout trail has some awesome rock steps/gardens and views. Very dry even in the early spring.



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