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Camp Hill Pool

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Short single track off shoots. Some real tech sections. Good for an after work ride. Go to the back of the park past the pool and football field. Explore. Some good winding downhill sections. Go to the area behind the log cabin ranger station. Take trail at back right corner and then look for singletrack off shoot on the right. Then look for the bridge and other small tech areas.
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Latitude
40.2512288
Longitude
-76.9275744
Trail Length
2
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Camp Hill
State/Territory/Province
PA
Country
US
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Review Date
February 27, 2012

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: macen ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Singletrack, tight switchbacks



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Review Date
February 11, 2012

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: scsabol ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Nothing spectacular or long. But very good to incorporate into an urban after work ride. All trails have been cleared since storms and some new features built. Tech section near bridge that crosses creek. Some nice log crossings and a drop or two. I ride a +7" travel bike but this could all be ridden on a decent hardtail. Some offshoots require actual riding skill and you will destroy yourself if you just wing it.

Recommended Route:
You need to go past the pool and the football field all the way to the back right corner of the park. You will see a log cabin type ranger station. There is a pavilion behind that. Go behind the log cabin to the right edge of the woods. You will see a heavily traveled trail. Take this trail. This is a fun one to rip down, watch for walkers and hikers. About 150 yards down this trail on the right is a singletrack trailhead. Take this for some good tight turns, logs, and faster sections. Lots of off camber on this section. This will drop you on a dirt path, hang a left. You'll get to a pump station, hang a left again and pedal back up the dirt path/fireroad. You'll pass a bridge that crosses a creek. Pedal all the way back to the log cabin. Take the same trail, but stay on it until you get to a second right turn. This is a quicker downhill section. Take the offshoot to the right for a tech section around a downed tree. Hit the steep rutted hill down to the bridge. Hang a left again. There is another hidden trail that runs on the ridge behind the football field.

Again, this is not long or spectacular. But if you live in camp hill you will appreciate it. Do not travel to ride this.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All the new singletrack around the greenbelt. Specifically the section between market st and derry st. Worth a short drive if in the Harrisburg area. 4-5 miles of northshore type riding with drops, bridges, and logs. Also a nice singletrack off the Paxton st section of the belt. Trails on both sides and long loops near the powerline.

Swatara singletracks for a workout.

Lambs and millers gap? Sgl.



Comments
macen (02/27/2012)
I checked out the pool trail you were mentioning. I have to say I am very impressed with the quality of the trail. Allthough a fairly short ride as mentioned, it was still a ton of fun. You can tell the trail was created by riders, as the singletrack is tight, technical and bicycle friendly, as the felled trees in the trail are built up with rocks or tree limbs to allow riders to roll over them and keep a consistant flow. The off camber riding and the tight switchbacks are challenging. It definately adds a fun twist to the routine urban assault riding I'm used to. I hope the locals take advantage of this trail that a mysterious bunch of riders have built. I also hope that riders who do use the newly built trails excersise good common sense and judment and are conscious of hikers. I would hate for a good thing like this to be ruined because of carelessness, as this is a fun and rare feature to ride in the camp hill.
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