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Highland Park

Average Rating:    (3.56 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

lots of technical stuff, loads of fun, it takes my friend and i about an hour and a half to complete it, not really steep grades, mostly flat
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Latitude
40.30715265823352
Longitude
-78.87496948242188
Trail Directions
Go down the road to highland park and when u see the fences around the tennis courts make a left, look along the tree line to the left of the lot and ull find the head
Trail Length
maybe 3 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Johnstown
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Review Date
November 4, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Woodshed ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is my "home" trail and I am grateful to the local biking group (LHORBA.org for trail maps) for developing these trails. I ride these trails 3-5 times per week and I can tell you the other reviews don't necessarily do this trail system justice. It's a suburban park with very little space, but the trails are well defined and maintained. No trail is more than four miles in length, but they essentially all run together and you can easily spend an hour or two riding them all.

This was a great place for me to learn to ride. It has everything from a relatively smooth beginner loop to some rather technical advanced trails. There's not much in the way of hills to climb, but you can ride anything from double-wide tracks to some sweet single track that swerves between trees just far enough apart to fit your handlebars. Rock gardens, log piles and other obstacles provide plenty of play areas.

The only downside might be that, because this is a suburban park, it can get kind of busy. Watch your speed and be respectful of other bikers and hikers. If you live in the area or are passing through town and looking for a ride, I highly recommend these trails for quick, day-to-day riding.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Blue Knob, Laurel Mountain, Saddle Club, Yellow Creek



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Review Date
October 14, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Vargas ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is extremely close to my house so this is sort of my default area to ride on. I've just taken up biking so I've ridden this a few times but still don't think I've seen it all because it doesn't take me an hour and a half to do. There are trails on both sides of the access rode and I think I've hit most of them. I love this trail. Good for an early morning weekend ride if you don't have a ton of time.



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Review Date
November 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: vack ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice Trail, Reminds me of Home (Jim Thorpe) without the long sustained Climbs that you get back east. Decently technical, very good training run, or you can turn it into epic if you do all the loops. I've ridden this quite a few times, in the 1.5 years I've lived here, well basically because I can't find anything else. But its good I like it.

Hey all you other J-towners, I'm lookin for a riding partner...I hate to ride alone and my friend that rides with me most of the time lives in Greensburg, which is about an hour away. I'd like to hook up with someone a lil more local, and ride a whole hell of alot more. Maybe even find some new stuff, or whatever. Drop me an email vack@charter.net

Recommended Route:
Take all the Routes each one offers something a bit different, and I seen alot of people didnt think it was too techy, well there is an expert loop on the left side of the road going in (From the Lincoln Highway) Its Pretty Technical in my opinion.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Well Stackhouse is ok, but short, that one up by the armory is nice but very tight more northshore type stuff if your into that. 7 Springs I like 7 springs alot but not the hour to get there, Moorelville (Spelling) has a great Place to ride Boyce Park maybe is the name?? Rode it 4 times and I forget the name all the time =). But any way its very nice there, but the 1.5 hours to get there suck. Well actually Route 22 Sucks.



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Review Date
July 25, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: josh ,  Weekend Warrior , from johnstown

Summary:
u idiots dont know what ur talkin about, u only rode half of it, the east half, follow the directions in the description above

Recommended Route:
the bottom trails will kick ur ass, follow the directions in the description to find them



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Review Date
June 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Keith , from Johnstown

Summary:
this is not a good trail. the tightness is nice, but other than that all the flatness gets annoying, and the obstacles are quite easy, to short to. More fun on the Bmx trail, only beginners should ride this, it might give them a challenge, but thats about it

Recommended Route:
none

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Stackhouse



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