Hillsville - Trail, poland ohio, Ohio

Hillsville - Trail, poland ohio, Ohio

DESCRIPTION

everything you ever wanted to ride!! Do not go here on the weekends!! You will be run over by a psyco on a dirtbike. It is however safe on the weekdays. But I would still keep your ears open for motorcycles!!!

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[Aug 05, 2015]
stys
Cross Country Rider

Coming form califonia mountains, there are no significant climbs here. But you can ride for several miles of double and single track with low to intermediate technicality. You will find a few spots where you need to
crank up a 30yrd section and then a similar downhill to follow. This is 20 min from my house and the closest training ride where I can do more than a 20 mtn bk ride.

Customer Service

I've only ridden twice in the June mud... If you are new to this, set land marks where you take trails... you can get momentarily lost in some sections that have various cut through and crossing trails. Expect mud
this year.

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the only trail with in an hour south of boardman that I know of that has any significant climbing time is Brady's Run near Beaver Falls.

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2
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2
[Jul 16, 2009]
Joe Oi
Cross Country Rider

I live about 10 miles from Hillsville proper and had never ridden these trails until the other day. Not bad overall. Quad trails for the most part, miles and miles of them (did ten miles of trails with out hardly trying, plus ten down and ten back made for a good ride). Trail surface is gravelly for the most parts with some dirt sections in the woods.
As far as what type of riding you are going to get, it's really a mixed bag. Rhythm sections, rollers, steep climbs, sketchy downhill sections, some with large amounts of loose rock and gravel, just all kinds of stuff. Sometimes scenic, but you never really forget you're in a quarry. There are places in here that are so bleak you could film a Doctor Who episode in them.
I went on a weekday morning/afternoon and didn't come across anyone until the sand dunes, but I can definitely recommend being cautious around here. If you think about it though, probably less chance of a collision if you're on a mountain bike than any kind of ORV; at least non-motorized you can here them coming.

Customer Service

I used the satellite maps discussed above and though I relied on some rough reckoning a couple of times I had no real problems. I entered off of Hoffmaster and came out at the old coal company on 224.

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Poland Woods, Brady's Run

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4
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3
[Aug 04, 2006]
fourtyounce
Cross Country Rider

Great place to ride. Haven't ridden there in the past 4 years, but went back this spring and all is gravy. Weekdays are best for less chance of getting run over, but weekends are good too because there aren't as many people riding motorcycles/quads here anymore, but they're still there. I guess you need permission, but if you're on a MTB don't worry.

Customer Service

from ohio- 224, veer right at the V or go to the fireworks store and turn right.

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5
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5
[Apr 18, 2006]
cds00bsmg
Cross Country Rider

Despite what others have posted, the quarry is NOT CLOSED, READ IS NOT CLOSED! There are a number of people who claim to "own" the quarry, and a lot of people will tell you BS. I live here, you can ride there, I was there just a few days ago. I have detailed where to park so you won't have any issues, just be smart, and be safe. Enjoy! Now, on to the review....

The Hillsville Quarry is limestone strip mine, which in recent years is being stripped again. Near Hoffmaster road, toward Bessemer PA, all of this area is what I would call un-ridable, and unsafe because it is being stripped once again.

The quarry covers Bessemer PA, Hillsville PA, Edinburg, and some of North Beaver PA. It is near Poland OH, but is NOT in it, however the BFI dump is, which has some good trails, and then there are also quarry areas in Poland.

Anywho, there is something for everyone here. Downhill, XC, you name it. You will find something to suit your skill level here. The area is frequented by many ORVs, so a weekday ride, or Sat. ride would be your best bet over Sunday. As far as total mileage or acerage, I am unaware, it would all depend on the routes you chose.

Nearby there are other trails that will take you along the Mahoning river towars Loweville OH (not the Lawrence county bike trail), and also other trails that will lead you to Ouaker town/Ouaker Falls.

I have made a detailed satellite image map showing points of interest, and safe areas to park your vehicle. If anyone is interested, I am more than willing to be a free trail guide.

If anyone has ANY questions, feel free to PM me at cds00bsmg or AIM me at cdsporscheturbo

Customer Service

On Rt 224 in PA, head towars Christine lane in Edinburg PA, zip code 16116. There is a plaza called Hilltop Centre at the entrance of Christine lane. You can park your vehicle here safely and without any issues, plus there is a snack place there to get some grub. This is the safest place to park your vehicle. You can also park your vehicle at the Mahoning township building with no issue.

To access the quarry, ride across 224 into the housing development, and follow the main road stright back into the wooded area. You are now in the quarry, and the path is yours to choose.

To access the trails that run along the mahoning river and rail road tracks follow Christine lane back into the housing development. (This is Gregg Circle.) Follow Christine lane down the hill towards the beige/gray house at the end, and you will see the trail entrance. Follwo the trails to the railroad tracks, and head LEFT to go towards Loweville. One you get to the bridge crossing, continue to follow the tracks until you see a trail entrance on your LEFT. Follow these trails to get to Ouaker Falls/Quaker Town, and then onto Loweville OH.


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To access the trails that run along the mahoning river and rail road tracks follow Christine lane back into the housing development. (This is Gregg Circle.) Follow Christine lane down the hill towards the beige/gray house at the end, and you will see the trail entrance. Follwo the trails to the railroad tracks, and head LEFT to go towards Loweville. One you get to the bridge crossing, continue to follow the tracks until you see a trail entrance on your LEFT. Follow these trails to get to Ouaker Falls/Quaker Town, and then onto Loweville OH.

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5
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5
[Oct 15, 2000]
Chris

The park is mainly recommended for advanced riders but there are many easy trails for all skill levels. Trails are mainly wide (due to many dune buggy's that ride at the park). There seems to be endless hills which many are only passable on a dirtbike. I would say its the best place to ride in all northern ohio/pa area. Also areas of sand that contains small tracks, hills, etc.
Be careful on weekends because there can be quite a few people there, but due to the immense area this park occupies, there isn't much worry about running into other riders.

Customer Service

Take 224 into Pa. Make a right a mile or so after a motorcross store that is on the right. The trails should be visible from there.

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4
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[Jan 28, 2001]
Mike

These trails are recomended for the advanced riders. The trails consiste of mainly hills there is not to many open trails if you love hill climbing this is the place to be but be carefull many of these hills are blind when you crest the top from trails crossing with other riders flying by or drops of 500 feet so be ready to turn quick dump your bike or get run over by others or worsetake a 500 foot drop to your death.

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2
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[May 06, 2001]
Bill

Well if any one who rides there regular should already know but for those that dont Hillsville is closed to all public riding as of april 2001 anyone caught will be given tickets. Just goes to show you how a few bad eggs can ruin it for all. You know who you are beer bottels and trash was one of the bigest complaints.So THANX once again for ruining another riding spot.......

Customer Service

Closed so dont go

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3
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[Jul 24, 2001]
Edward

I am hearing conflicting reports about Hillsville. I have met some locals and I hear that this latest "initiative" is a phase that happens every year. I was there this year in April and yeah. The Game Warden and the State Police were there but from what I hear is that they do this every year to get the AMOUNT of riders down because this area is awesome to ride. Very similar to this area is a place about 1/2 south of here called Wellsville.. Look up the info on that place.. I am on top of the Hillsville issue though.. Unbelieveable how areas get closed like this...

Customer Service

Yeah you got the routes right 224 right in.. Easy as pie.

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Wellsville Pits in Ohio

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5
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[Oct 20, 2001]

Well I keep hearing that hillsville is closed then its open I was given the boot back in the spring from the sheriff if any one has any new info on the status of wether it is open or not please post or e-mail me thanx

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4
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[Dec 17, 2001]
Tim

Well i have heard alot about it been closed down. I was their December 16 2001. I road all day never had on person ask come up to me and kick me out. I parked in the parking lot that they try to close with rocks and dirt. If you want to ride the track you have to be hardcore to get in. It is not a joy ride. This is by far one of the best place to train. the track at the sand dunes are awsome. It has masive woops and real teck jumps. I go their as much as i can. Lot of pro's practies here. I am not sure if it is closed so if you here anything let me know. But they are not going to keep me out. I will be riding here untill i am done riding thats all i know it is worth the risk of getting in trouble.

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5
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