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Lake Redman

Average Rating:    (3.88 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

Mostly single path and horse trails with a few wider trails My e-mail is geomacii@aol.com if anyone has any questions
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Latitude
39.89851011373689
Longitude
-76.71671390533447
Trail Directions
Exit 4 off of Interstate 83 go west thru 2 lights,left turn at the second light.(George St.)Go south on George St until you get to the town of Jacobus make a left turn at the flower shop(there are signs for the park at this intersection)go about 1/2 mile and the park is on the left.Stop at the boat dock area, there is a trails map posted on the bulletin board
Trail Length
15 miles marked,many unmarked trails
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
York
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Review Date
December 19, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: swengo86 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We started off on trail 5 and I have to say that this may be one of my trails around. This was my first time at these trails so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. It is a very endurance oriented trail system. When I go out riding I can ride up most hills and I was walking my bike up the hills here more than I ever have before. I usually ride Rocky Ridge and Gretna. The trails weren't overly technical except the climb on trail 7. Under better conditions the riding may have been a bit easier. Depending on what side of the hill we were on there was snow or it was all melted and muddy. Traction was tough on the climbs. My tires were constantly packed with mud. One thing that I found interesting was riding under route 83 in the drainage tunnels.....twice! A light would have come in handy as the second tunnel is very low and much longer. Riding in the dark makes it hard to keep balance and I didn't want to stop and get my feet wet. Overall I'd recommend it to my other riding buddies although I'd probably try riding it in the opposite direction from today. We went 5-6-7-1-3 I think....I'd try it backwards next time and see how that goes. BE CAREFUL ON THE BRIDGES!!!! My riding partner hit some ice and took a spill....

Recommended Route:
I haven't ridden it enough to give a valid recommendation on a route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gretna, Rocky Ridge, Camp Mack, Marsh Creek, Fair Hill



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Review Date
August 18, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: mikemaster ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail map link: http://www.yorkcountyparks.org/PDF/2008maps/2008%20kain%20web%20map.pdf

It was a few years since I last rode at Redman and I was a little disappointed in the logging and development around the lake. There is some really great cross country riding here and a *few* technical areas--mainly on trails 5 and 7. You used to be able to ride right through the drain tunnel at the bottom of 7 but now it is kind of impassable hike-a-bike area-prepare for wet feet unless the water is low.

There is quite a bit of elevation change on the trails, constantly up and down so it keeps things interesting, and there is some great singletrack as well. Not very rocky, the biggest challenges are the steep uphills with lots of roots.

Fun ride!

Recommended Route:
Park at the dam between the lakes (S. George St. parking lot)
Go across the dam and climb 1 up to 7, 7 under 83, pick up 6, then 5, then 3 to 4. 4 will bring you back to George St. and then you coast downhill to the parking area. This loop is 10.1 miles and a good workout.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gretna and Rocky Ridge



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Review Date
March 16, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jamis29er ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
So.. i made the trip to the park on a beutiful early spring day. i was very disapointed to see that the trails were rated as CLOSED for the day. bummer! i had driven 50 minutes from lancaster, and i wasnt about to drive home w/out any action on a day like this so i took my chances and rode anyway. i started at the boat stage area and made my way up trail 3. the trails on this side of the lakes are wide and steep. a great workout zone. there were more than a few downed trees across the trails but i was able to scramble my bike and myself threw/over them. anyway, i explored trail 3 and all its workings and did my best to not runover the loving couple who were slowly walking down the trail. nothing especially technical but lots of beutifull views and some moments of speed (nice descent on trial 3). i soon decided to keep exploring and made the trip around lake williams using trails 3,4,2 and 3 again. like most people will testify, these trails are great xc fun and offer breif moments of tight/technical stuff, spectacular views of the lake, and a leg workout worthy of the trip. on my next visit i will go around lake redman and tackle the more technical singletrack. my 2 hr ride went unabated and i was never acosted for riding while the trails were officially closed. would recomen this place to anyone at any level.



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Review Date
November 28, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Skip Durgin , from York, PA

Summary:
Lake Redman has some more of the challenging trails for intermdiate/advanced riders. Trail# 5 consists of tight, twisty singletrack. Trail# 7 is the most technical trail with a tunnel to pass through, a couple of steam crossings, rocky & steep climbs and some technical descents to add to the mix! On the other side of the main road, Lake Williams isn't as technical but there's some good climbing to be found. Beginner riders will find Lake Williams less technical but still challenging due to the climbs! Lake Redman/Lake Willaims or "The Lakes" as they are known offer a variety of trails for all XC riders from Beginner to Expert. Downhillers and free-riders may not find much to their liking here but I know it's at the top of my list of favorite places to ride!

Recommended Route:
Take any route you want because all the trails at Lake Redman/Lake Williams are both fun and challenging! My personal favorites are Trail# 5 (The Goat Trail) and Trail# 7 (Seventh Heaven).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
On the Lake Redman side, #5 offers some truly awesome singletrack! YAMBA recently re-routed 2 badly eroded fall-line sections on this trail and also built a bridge on the one new section. Trail# 7 is the newest trail with it being completed by YAMBA in June of 2001. On the Lake Williams side, the Log Trail and the Vietnam Trail are two favorites of many of the local riders. Anyone interested in riding at the Lakes can check out the York Area Mountain Bike Association's website at www.YAMBA.org for rides that are going on!



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Review Date
June 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Daniel Kim , from York, PA

Summary:
In all honesty, having ridden west coast (southern cali and tahoe), I find the trails at Redman/Williams to be some of the most enjoyable. There are trails that are suitable for every skill level. Those who claim there is no singletrack have obviously not explored the park to its full potential. There are many sections of highly technical steep single track littered with rocks and roots, as well as wide fireroads that you could drive a bus through. One thing to be aware of as mentioned below is that the trails are closed to mtn bikers when there is heavy rainfall. In conclusion, for a great cross country workout with enough technical downhills to fulfill your adrenaline rush, you can't go wrong with this park. Esp at this time of the year, there are wild blackberries and strawberries along the trail that you can enjoy on your breaks! Lastly, wear eye protection unless you want to be digging gnats and flies out of your eyes. Watch out for horse poop.

Recommended Route:
Don't remember all the numbers, but park your car at the parking lot across from Lake Redman. Then cross the road to the gravel path. Take the 1 trail up, veer right onto the 7 trail, through the tunnel, up the other side, and keep riding. You'll find your way eventually...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rocky Ridge (can be a real torture esp when you hit all the rock beds. stick to the upper trails if you don't like getting your brain jostled or ride on a full suspension bike)



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