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Rockton Mountain Cross Country Ski Trails

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

The trails were originally set for cross-country skiing, but are open for mountain bikers. The four trails radiate out around from the parking area in a cloverleaf pattern. Get a trail map from the mail box at the parking area. The trails are well marked with blue blazes. The trails run through some pristine upland forest, untouched by man for a long time. All the land is State Forest land. Enjoy! :)
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Latitude
41.07365737372555
Longitude
-78.57851028442383
Trail Directions
Exit I-80 at Exit 18. Go South on SR 153 towards Clearfield approximately three miles to SR 322 West toward Rockton. Go Approximately three more mile to Greenwood Road on the left. The Rockton Mountain Trails Parfing area is immediatley on the right.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Clearfield
   


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Review Date
October 11, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: woodsguy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I arrived at the parking lot and checked the box for a map. The many spider webs in the empty box told me that it hasn’t been filled in a long time. I studied the kiosk map and headed down the jeep trail from the parking lot. I then took the first trail on the right. This trail was very overgrown. The low brush completely covered the trail for the first quarter mile. Then it cleared up and was somewhat fun. This mostly down hill trail flowed pretty nicely but I had to keep an eye out for the blue blazes since the trail was very faint in places. After crossing 322 the trail went down some jeep trails where you could get a bunch of speed. I had to keep my speed in check in order to keep an eye out for the blue blazes. My gps was a nice reassurance that I wasn’t going off track. After leaving the jeep trail I was on some pretty technical single track. It really tested me in places. The trail seemed to be all up hill (which makes sense since I came down pretty far on the jeep trail). At the pipe line I turned right up the hill and found the blue blazes again on the left. I made it back up to the car somewhat spent since I kept a good pace with no stops and did the whole loop in just under an hour (I think it was only about 8 miles).

I wasn’t expecting much so I was pleasantly surprised at quality of the biking. Even though it is more of a hiking trail than a biking trail it was definitely worth bringing my bike for. Being as technical as it is I probably won’t bring my wife there. She is spoiled rotten by the Kingdom Trails in VT.

Recommended Route:
Next time I think I will head back up to the parking lot instead of crossing 322 to cross it there. Then head back down the loop in the other direction. In other words a figure 8. This way I would have all down hills on single track and the uphills would be 322 and the jeep trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mongomery Run Area.

For the area these trails are a 5. Compared to what I am used to these trails are a 2.5.



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Review Date
July 31, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ROAD WARRIOR ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode Tr on July 10th and the wild blueberries were ripe. Rode the outer edge of all the loops, appx. 15 miles. get map at trail head to make sense of this review. poat 17 to 23 has been rerouted and there is no actual on the ground trail just plenty of blue blazes. post 25 to 34 is very rough. Tar Kiln tr. has a lot of rocks. Kelly Celler loop is just a nice cruise through the forest. avoid area between pot 7 and 9 as is too wet year round. these trais are not ridden much. only saw one berry picker the whole day.

Recommended Route:
get map at TH and remper to follow the blue blazes and that 2 blazes means a sharp turn



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Review Date
July 26, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: moonraker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I ride these trails a few times a year. I visit friends in Clearfield and it's the only place I know nearby there.

There is mostly well marked singletrack. Not very technical, but a good aerobic workout. There are several loops and you can pretty much do any or all of the 3 to 5 mile loops and end up back at the parking area off 322. The trail markers really help, otherwise the trails would have been lost because they are not used often.

Recommended Route:
any that aren't muddy.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
looking for others myself....know of any?



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Review Date
July 25, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: R.White , from Clearfield, Pa

Summary:
While these trail were once in pristine condition,
ATV's have all but destroyed them around Mitch's
(now Over The Mountain). Mountain Extreme ATV sales
located a shop across from Mitch's and now the ATV's run amok on some sections of the trail causing severe damage. Otherwise, the undamaged sections are super
for getting away from the 9 to 5 grind. Trails range from narrow doubletrack to sweeping singletrack. Terrain varies from thick forest to meadow sections.
Late June through mid July offers large numbers of wild blueberries on certain sections especially those located north of Rt. 322 and on the double track near the parking lot.

Recommended Route:
Located just off Rt.322 at the Greenville Pike intersection, about midway between Rockton and Clearfield. Parking in a gravel lot that can be seen from the main road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are many good trails in this area. Great for



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Review Date
July 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Shane Gouldthread , from Weedville PA USA

Summary:
its very sweet. hard tec. ridin. nice landscape. theres alot of single track n hills. it takes an experienced rider to ride all of them in one day..

Other recommended trails in the same area:
dubois resivoir, brockway resivoir, fawnskin,clawndite(IN BROCKWAY)...



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