RattleSnake Run - TRAIL

RattleSnake Run - Trail, Alleghany, York

FOR EXPERTS ONLY! Steep inclines,and drops, with extremely rugged terain. Rocky, dirt, grass, and big ruts. Don't go over 25mph,very dangerous far from civilization, and help. Take it slow and easy, you may end up having to sleep there. Bring LOTS of water, and food, bring spare parts and first aid kit. Don't mess around with Rattlesnake, 3 people have died doing, and many others have been seriously hurt trying to do so. Closest to single track, but really EXTREME.

User Reviews (5)

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Cory Van Deusen   [Jun 22, 1999]

I don't think it is extreme at all. My friend went down it on a rigid bike and he didn't crash. There is one downhill at the end that is very tricky but not extreme. I rode on it as one of my first trails and thought it was fine.

Customer Service

If you like climbing start at the bottom of Patterson for a 3 mile climb. If climbing isn't your thing have someone drop you off at the top and ride Rattlesnake.

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Jeff Benz   [Aug 20, 1999]

This trail is actually called Snowsnake, and is part of the Art Roscoe Ski Touring/Mountain Bike trail network at Allegany State Park. It is fairly steep (meaning fast) in spots, and has a few bumps/dips, but is not very technical at all. The park staff drive pickup trucks up & down it when they need to, so you know it can't be very rough.

Customer Service

same as above.

Similar Products Used: Other mtb-legal trails in the network are Christian Hollow, Sweetwater, Leonard Run, Patterson, and Ridge Run. Nothing extremely technical, but fast & enjoyable. Total network mileage is about 20 miles. Note that most other trails in the Park, especially the hiking trails, are closed to bikes.
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Ohio Guy   [Aug 27, 1999]

First, It is called SNOWSNAKE and is not what you ever can call technical, just lots of long ups and downs. You would be best off in riding down Ridge Run for speed or as someone else said Patterson. Try checking out Thunder Rocks for pure single track fun. Come on guys, get your facts straight before you write in, okay?

Similar Products Used: Head up to Holiday Valley in Ellicotville. Nice variety up on the mountain tops. Be sure to get a map in town from Blood, Sweat, and Gears but don't ask them any questions because I don't think they are very friendly. Twice now I have been cold-shouldered by them. Once in their old shop by the resort and once recently at their new place.
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osama   [Jun 07, 2002]

this trail is whimpy compared to the beast. come to dansville and ill show ya some trails.

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Josh   [Jul 09, 2002]

This is not called RattleSnake run, it is a trail called Snow Snake.

From the top trailhead, Patterson heads down to the base of Bova Hill, or, heading left, up Bova Hill where it connects back to Ridge Run.

If you branch off Patterson near the top heading righy, you will hit Snow Snake. It will connect you back to Patterson a little before you can head to the base of Bova or go to the top.

It is raced as a climb and not a downhill portion during the annual Raccoon Rally.

Similar Products Used: The rest of the trails that branch off Patterson and Ridge Run.
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