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Average Rating:    (3.95 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 19

single track/double track lots of ups and downs w/ lots of confusing turns
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Latitude
40.463405118067236
Longitude
-79.7468376159668
Trail Directions
go to upper ski lodge parking lot. then look for a trail going up a slight hill w/ roots sticking out of the ground
Trail Length
20 to 30 miles worth of good track
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
monroville
State/Territory/Province
Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code
15239
Country
United States
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Review Date
July 6, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: mccartney7499 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A real maze of trails. Nothing too technical, but there are a few man made sections that are fun, and lots of log crossings. The trails are all tight, twisty singletrack. A fun place to ride and a great place to get in some off road miles. There is a deceptive amount of climbing. No big climbs or descents, but a bunch of rollers.

Recommended Route:
Start by the soccer fields and explore.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Frick Park, Roaring Run in Apollo



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Review Date
July 26, 2009

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: tmcq ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Confusing!!!
Does anyone here know what a sign is? No signs to show the trailhead, and a completely mind boggling network of intersecting segments (without any blazing or signage at all) made this ride an afternoon of stopping every 90 seconds to decide which way to turn. The trail itself is fair - could use some serious maintenance to remove the multitude of roots and logs at a bias to the trail which cause tires to glance sharply off the trail.
Trail has no flow at all - could not get up to any respectable speed to make the ride a workout. Unless you are very adventurous - don't ride here without someone local to guide you.

Recommended Route:
No idea...would never be able to duplicate the same route twice through this labyrinth.



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Review Date
September 28, 2006

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: bsweh071 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I am visiting PGH and loved this trail. It's fast with good hard pack and a minimal amount of roots and rocks. Nice hills to go up and come down. There are many trail intersections and all sorts of loop combinations that can be ridden.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Frick Park, Bavington, Hartwood acres



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Review Date
November 21, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rob412 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trails of Boyce Park rank comfortably in the top five best singletrack destinations in the Pittsburgh area. Pearson Road divides Boyce into two main sections; the ski area and the soccer field sections. Park near the soccer fields at the northern end of park map.
http://www.monroevillesoccer.org/directions/BoyceParkSoccerFields.html

Check out the few miles of singletrack between the soccer fields and the ski area on the west side of Pearson Road. One trail loops around the top of the ski area but most trails are between the model airplane field and the soccer field. Don't spend too much time in this area because these trails stink in comparison to the ones on the other side of Pearson Road.

Choose from a few trailheads all starting from the dirt road within a couple hundred yards of the entrance to the soccer field parking lot. Beside the archery range there is a fireroad that forms a three mile loop off of which much of Boyce's singletrack can be found. The fireroad is mostly flat, but the many miles of fast hardpack trails are a rollercoaster of short climbs and steep bank stream crossings. The trails are considerably more technical under wet conditions, but usually can easily be ridden by any intermediate rider.

Recommended Route:
Start at the archery range, follow the trail which hugs Pearson Road down to the log cabin. Follow fireroad behind cabin to second trail on right. Lots to explore in this area. Cross over fireroad and find a trail that follows the edge of the woods behind the tennis courts. This will eventually end on the dirt road that leads to the soccer field. Follow dirt road to trailhead on left located under the powerlines at the top of the hill. This would be my favorite trail in the park. This super-fast trail loops around from the power lines to the archery range which is next to the soccer field parking lot. This trail will keep you coming back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Frick Park
Dear Lakes Park
Hartwood Acres
Bavington



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Review Date
July 6, 2004

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: Rob-Bob ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have been riding this park for years and still having fun. I ride these trails at least 2 times during the week in the evening and on the weekends when I cant get away. It will take new riders a couple of rides before you find all of the trails because they are everywhere. Most of the trails are in good shape but a couple of them are wearing out because of the heavy rain this year. Overall this is a great place to ride.

Recommended Route:
Park near soccer fields, ride up paved road, enter trails at right side of road, Have fun.



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