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Fawn Kill

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

We gave this trail it's name because of hunting season in 2000. The trail starts up an easy singletrack with some easy long climbing. The trail winds through some mountain laurel section (blooms in June and July) with some technical rock sections. You can walk them, because there only about 10 to 20 yards in length. You notice you ride by the gameland markers, so your in state forest. You ride down a gully that brings you to a underground creek area that has some real technical rock garden.

You'll notice that the trail has deer stands and the hunters love this trail because it easy for them to drag there deer out. This trail leads out to split rock trail (split rock drops you down to minnich picnic area). some riders park at the picnic area and ride from that direction since its more downhill from the picnic area.
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Latitude
40.54413481369925
Longitude
-76.69941902160644
Trail Directions
This trail is in Weiser State Forest. There are about 4 different directions to come into this forest, so either look at a PA map or go to the RCST website and get some detailed directions. The trail head is on Lukes Road (dirt road). If your driving from Lykens up the hardtop road, pass the town park and water shed, it's on the first dirt road on the right side. Go down Lukes Road and about 1 mile in, you'll see a trail sign on the right
Trail Length
2.7 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Lykens
State/Territory/Province
Weiser state forest
Zip/Postal Code
17048
Country
usa
Web Address
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 8, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: mikeelikesit ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode this particular trail for the first time in May 07 with some guy from Hubbard Bike Club. We all agree... this trail rocks! It begins fast and flowing with good layout and then enters a series of short but technical rock gardens with multiple lines. Some you can blow through with speed, others you have to sit and look at for a while. Not a beginner trail and full-suspension sure won't hurt either. Great maintenance by RCST!

Recommended Route:
Recommend you ride it west to east, from Minnich Hit area. It is more downhill this way. We parked at Minnich Hit, rode the western side trails, looped back to cars and had some lunch and took Fawn Kill out to ride the eastern side trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rocks Ridge east and west, Doc Smith, etc. Join the RCST and get an invaluable map for just $20.00 a year.



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Review Date
December 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: pa rider ,  Cross Country Rider , from mechanicsburg

Summary:
Since I'm the author and maintainer of these trail I need to discribe some more detail information.

This trail is for intermidate (racer view) or advance (girlfriends view). I love this trail, but haven't cleaned it yet. Only saw one rattlesnake (as big as your arm about 4.5" long this august) on this trail, since I've been riding it for 3 years. Best direction to ride it is from minnich spring. don't leave the easy fast singletrack full you the first mile. Once you hit the rock gardens the trail gives you a great workout until the last 1/2 mile. Some sections look like a trail's bike delight, since you have 2' stepups and 3" drops with sharp corners. This is a "must ride" if you get up here

Recommended Route:
either end is good, but lukes road has more climbing.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rattle creek, doc smith, rock's ridge, wolf pond, and rugged trails. Best time to learn the trails is come to RCST mountain bike bash every September. We have some club rides, so our website is wwww.rcst1.org



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