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SGL 176 (State College)

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

Rolling single and double track, not super tough but fun
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Latitude
40.77833165180664
Longitude
-77.96276092529297
Trail Directions
From town, take 322 north to Scotia road. Go left for abotu three miles and then take a left on Scotia Range road. after that, it's a matter of where to park.
Trail Length
seemingly endless
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Scotia
   


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Review Date
April 8, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Kevin ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I dare say that the Scotia Range trails are what you think of when you think of great trails. There's nothing too extreme about them, but they wind on seemingly forever and you get the full array of the beauty of Pennsylvania's forests.

I used to bike on them more frequently but have switched to running the last few years. They go very fast when biking. I would recommend them for someone who is getting in shape and wants to make the transition from the road to trails. Scotia is diverse enough that it can remain an interesting resource for you for life, but if you are in good shape Scotia is a light trail that has more to offer for its beauty than its rigor.

If you like to run Scotia has more to offer in regards to getting a good cardio workout, simple because you can pick up speed on the straighaways and can run hard up the short hills. Jumping over logs and traversing some light rocks help as well. Also, since running is generally slower it will take you longer to cover the whole area. For example, I have been running through Scotia for a few years and I am just starting to expand from the northern/northeast corner.

Have fun and be safe. It's easy to get lost in there. Scotia Range Road splits it in half, so stay aware of where that road is and you should have lots of fun.

Recommended Route:
Meeks Lane to Patton Woods entrance and back (5 miles)

You can expand this route seemingly endlessly, doubling it, adding 2, 5, 10 more miles here and there, etc. Plus, you can find your way to Circleville Park, loop it, and then return to the woods. For the very amibitious, you can start at the Meeks Lane entrance and run all the way down to the PSU campus, with some roads on the other side of the woods.



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Review Date
March 5, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: DanMTB ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Lots of fireroads (In the beginning), twisty singletrack, lots of roots, a couple logs, a few rocky areas. This is a rolling hill area and the tracks are fairly scenic and always fun. I've been riding here since I was old enough to ride (I live 5 minutes away on a bike), I've been on almost every trail in here and could probably give you a detailed map based on memory. If you come in from the scotia road way (up by meeks) ride in until you pass one or two pull-offs. On the right of the road you'll have the pond area which has some dope tight single track and a couple rocks on the trails other side of the pond. To the left of the road there's a couple twisty single track and is somewhat technical (Roots, logs/logpiles, tight singletrack) and if you do enough exploring can find a trail that parallels circleville that is half up and half down which will take you to the circleville parking lot eventually (Its decently fun more fun if you're a beginner). There's also a good trail coming from the circleville lot towards scotia range that is twisting DH. The trails run deep here, they're as long as you want basically I've found trails that will take you all day and lots of climbing but you'll have to do lots of exploring. I could go on forever there's a lot of potential here.

Recommended Route:
1. Come in off scotia rd on to scotia range rd (check out google maps).
2. Parking lot on the tight turn of circleville rd
3. Could come from W Gatesburg if you live on 550/ways fruit farm area
4. There's a small lot on the right side of sleepy hollow dr that will take you up a trail towards the parking on circleville (which is more fun to go down from P lot)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rothrock State Forest/Tussey Mountain



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Review Date
November 5, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: doubleR123 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I used to ride these trails very often but after the burn and the ban of bikes on pretty much all trails I've stayed away from this place. The ability to get lost is gone since bikes are banned on ALL singletrack, bikes are limited to doubletrack jeep crap only. I know, it sucks. The trails that I used to ride were fun and not very technical. I found that most of the fun trails were around the lake and ghost town. This is definitly a cool place to explore, but only on foot now. I would stay away from this place unless your a true beginner.



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Review Date
June 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Brad , from State College

Summary:
It's a nice maze of wide easy trails. You very much can get lost or get far away from were you started and not know how to get back real fast. Luckily there are always locals in there and they can get you pointing the right way. it is very easy riding. Also beware of other bikers, there is a lot of people in there and everyone gets going fast, makes for easy colisions.

Recommended Route:
The point Todd mentioned is the game lands, you can also take Clinton ave out to them, or pick up the bike path from the golf course which leads you to the parking area



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Review Date
June 16, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Aaron , from Scranton, PA

Summary:
This was my first time on these trails. I made the mistake of riding them by myself without a map and a limited amount of time. Very easy to get lost no very big hills or super technical stuff, but it is fun to get lost there for a day. I'll have to plan some more time to explore these trails and bring some more water with me. Lots of fun though would recommend to anyone, but especially beginners.

Recommended Route:
Scotia Road, though there are many entrances to these trails. I left from the other side of the forest.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Just started exploring this area I'll post my findings when I come across them.



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