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Blue Trail

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

A 5 mile loop that follows the first half of the 24 Hours of Seven Springs race course. The loop is a nice intermediate ride that has an additional section of singletrack over the red loop, but eliminates the downhills and tough climbs of the second half of the race. A nice full singletrack ride with a gnarly rock garden at the end of the ride.
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Latitude
40.02353945729423
Longitude
-79.29021835327148
Trail Directions
Located at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Western PA there are 2 ways to access the resort. Coming from the West take the PA turnpike to Donegal Exit 91 (Old Exit 9). Turn left from the turnpike plaza on 711/31. Approx. 2 miles turn Right on 711 at Sarnellis Market. At the fourway stop at Star Market make a Left hand turn and it's approx. 8 miles to Seven Springs. From the East take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Somerset exit 110 (old exit 10). At the second stop light make a right hand turn. Follow until the third traffic light and make a right hand turn on route 31 West. Follow 31 West approx. 7 miles and make a Left hand turn at Pioneer Park. Follow the road for approx. 4 miles until you reach a stop sign. At the stop sign make a right and Seven Springs is approx. 5 miles on the left. Once on Seven Springs property follow the main access road down through a large set of stone gates and then down past 2 ponds. From there you head up a hill and the road divides left for the hotel and right for the main parking lot. as you enter the parking lot the Outdoor Adventure Center/Bike Shop sit directly in front of you. For directions to the trail and a free map stop at the shop.
Trail Length
5.0 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Seven Springs
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 17, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Too Rass Goat ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A nice 5-7.5 mile loop (depending how you ride it). As stated before, this trail dries out nicely. I rode it last weekend after 2 days solid days of rain. The trail was not muddy, but a bit slick in spots with wet fallen leaves on rocks. The only area that is muddy (and muddy is an understatement) is where you cross in and out of the Southwind construction area. Last weekend this area was nearly unrideable with deep wet clay, but this weekend it was fairly well dried up. The construction makes finding the route a little difficult at times as it changes almost weekly as construction moves forward. Once through the construction, the routes are very easy to follow.

Recommended Route:
I like to start at Lake Tahoe, following the red/blue/green markers through Southwind and into the singletrack area. You will do a short section then cross the 1st access road and back into the woods again. At the 2nd access road, the red/blue/green takes a left up the road, here is where I cross the road and enter the unmarked single track trail. This runs through the woods to a 3rd access road. Look to your right about 100 feet and another trail enters the woods. This trail comes out at the end of the airport runway. I loop around here and back into the trail I just came in on. I ride this back until until it connects with the red/blue/green course. It adds roughly 2 miles to the blue loop. Follow the blue/red loop until you finish the rock gardens. At this point you are at the top of the Tyrol ski slope/chair. Following the trail back toward the Wagner slope and Alpine Slide. At the slide. Finish with a loop or two around Lake Tahoe and you can log 7.5 to 8 miles. each ride around Lake Tahoe is 1/2 mile.



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Review Date
June 11, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Rob-Bob ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode thi trail for the first time this year and had a blast. The trail does not have a lot of long climbs but there are some very technical areas which make this trail very fun and challenging.
If you have never ridden rock gardens before this is the place to give it a try.
Another great thing about this trail is that it stays very dry even after a couple of days of rain.

Recommended Route:
Go to bike shop and get a map,follow the blue arrows



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Review Date
July 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: SyScott ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The blue trail or Jim Fry trail is one of the nicer trails at Seven Springs.Most of there trails have been beat up buy ATVs ,horse's and weekend hikers trash.This one is still worth while!Hit it up midweek and park in the villages at the to and work you way right into there rock garden.

Recommended Route:
Start from the rock garden and work up past the #3 chair lift and follow the red trail till it splits to the left stay with the blue trail and you will find a downhill with 3 or 4 rollers.The climb out is a well kept fire road.You will come to a T in the road.Make a right here and look for the blue trail makers.There will be one more right turn and your back in the single track.This part loops back up to the start.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The red loop AKA Rosses Revenge.



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