Gifford Pinchot State Park - Trail, Dover or Rossville, Pennsylvania

Gifford Pinchot State Park - Trail, Dover or Rossville, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

The trail is mainly singletrack. One side is fairly hard pack and rocky, the other is more roots and loose soil.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 24, 2016]
rick
Cross Country Rider

ride here 3-4 times a week . Lakeside trail best id say but entire place poorly maintained . Always trees down across trails that take park crew weeks to clear . Id say 80 % of trails marked no bikes . Everyone ignores the markers but I have had more than 1 run in with the park rangers over it . gets pretty busy on weekends with knuckleheads that are pretty rude .

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[Jul 10, 2012]
Michael
Weekend Warrior

I ride this park 2-4 times a week. I love it. I'm not quite an intermediate, but certainly no novice. the trails are wide and well maintained. Lots to see along the trail. If you take the west side, there are several stops for eco info and such. East side is a little tighter, and rockier. They never close the trails, and it can get wet, especialy on the west side by the lake. there is a small section that connects the camp area to the day-use area that sometimes has campers on it. I have never seen loose dogs.

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I also really like Codorus park. Which has even wider trails, with really nice stops by the lake and at the old cemetary with headstones from the 1600's.

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5
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3
[Oct 01, 2006]
Folmar97
Weekend Warrior

Okay, I live right across the road from these trails and I almost never ride them. I only ride them to tune my bike. Most of the park is closed to bikes. There is a small network of trails that is open to bikes but is also the most popular for people walking dogs without leashes. So overall,.. if you could do the whole loop it might be worth it. What is open is too well manicured. There aren't any serious hills. If you're going to the park for the day, maybe take your bike and check things out.

Customer Service

Doesn't matter,..its a small network. More advanced riders,...leave and go some place else...nothing technical here.

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Rocky Ridge, Lake Redman, and if you feel like a bit of a drive..French Creek (it's worth it).

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[Sep 22, 2006]
Folmar97
Weekend Warrior

Agreed. I live right across the road from this place. I almost never ride there unless Im just tuning the bike. Nearly all trails are closed to mtn bikes,..the ones that arent are really not even singletrack. I heard that they dont want bikers to disturb hikers,..but the hikers only walk in the mtn bike section ??? Otherwise, it would have potential.

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[Apr 26, 2001]
Vance

Me and some of my riding budddies headed out here for a quick afternoon ride. We rode about half the loop...which was extreamly muddy with no technical sections...and then stopped at a ranger station for a map, only to find out that this area has been closed to Mt. Bikes on all but a 2 mile paved stretch...can you say SUCK?

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[Jul 02, 2001]
JodEYE

Yea, they tend to close trails when it's muddy, but when it's open it has a lot to offer: a mix of easy to difficult trails. It's not too hilly and not too flat. Most trails are single track--some rocky, some not. make sure to get a map which will tell ya what's out there. Get directions: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/giff.htm

Customer Service

Lakeside Trail--scenic 8.5 mile trail around Pinchot Lake...can connect you to others if you don't want to commit to going around the lake.

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Pinchot Trail has some awesome challenges, especially if you loop up to Straight Hill--break a sweat for me ;)

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4
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