Winter Green Gorge - Trail, Erie, Pennsylvania

Winter Green Gorge - Trail, Erie, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

One big uphill, various paths around it. Just want to keep a highway from going through it, but the decision was already made. The school and the city are destroying trails by the the year. This Place was bigger, with more trails across from it. Now little reamins, but still enough to do some really hard biking. Also I uue the campus as a big path, Hey, grass grows back. Plus people will move when they see you coming.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 08, 2014]
Strunk
Cross Country Rider

Trails: http://www.strava.com/activities/91510094

Similar Products Used:

Asbury, Scott, Six Mile Creek, Headwaters, Erie Bluffs

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 03, 2009]
sasquatchhunter
Weekend Warrior

Start at the parking lot on cooper road at the bottom and ride the trail next to the creek until it brings you back to the main fire road. There are some cool trails off to the right and left but head right up the hill, and get ready for your heart to explode because this hill is gonna kick your butt. At the top there are some trails that all go in the same direction and lead to the top of the gorge. Lots of roots and tech spots in this section. When you get to the top you can cross the goat path that heads back down into the gorge or turn around (like I did) and fly back down the path and back to that big hill. You can stay on the gravel path or hang to the left and there are some cool very tech trails that will take you back to the gravel path. At the bottom there are lots of cool trails and stuff to play around on. I love this place and I will be going back soon. This place will demand a lot of your skills so be ready for some serious fun.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 04, 2007]
None
Weekend Warrior

I see no one has posted in a few years - the small group that continues to ride do a pretty good job of maintaining. The old reviews are accurate that the main trail could be classified as a fire road; however, there are plenty of side trails. Some nice obstacles, bridges etc.

Customer Service

If you are familiar with the campus I suggest starting at the Logan house ride the paved path across the ped bridge over the bayfront highway. As soon as you cross the ped bridge take a quick right and take the grassy path around Behrend fields - drop into the woods near the retention basin near the new bridge - drop into the gorge on the first downhill you see (skilled riders only)

If you are a new to the sport or want an easier way in - start at the bottom of cooper rd. cross 4mi creek do the small out and back - cross again and ride the trails along the river to the main fire road hill. Ride to the top (you'll know you are there as you can only go left or right) - if you're in a hurry go right and drop back down to the bottom. If not go left and explore until you find Jordan Rd. (paved) cross Jordan and there is a small loop that will take you to the new athletic center. You can't get lost as the trails wind around the Penn State Behrend campus - have fun!

Similar Products Used:

Asbury Woods, Overland

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 04, 2007]
None
Weekend Warrior

I see no one has posted in a few years - the small group that continues to ride do a pretty good job of maintaining. The old reviews are accurate that the main trail could be classified as a fire road; however, there are plenty of side trails. Some nice obstacles, bridges etc.

Customer Service

If you are familiar with the campus I suggest starting at the Logan house ride the paved path across the ped bridge over the bayfront highway. As soon as you cross the ped bridge take a quick right and take the grassy path around Behrend fields - drop into the woods near the retention basin near the new bridge - drop into the gorge on the first downhill you see (skilled riders only)

If you are a new to the sport or want an easier way in - start at the bottom of cooper rd. cross 4mi creek do the small out and back - cross again and ride the trails along the river to the main fire road hill. Ride to the top (you'll know you are there as you can only go left or right) - if you're in a hurry go right and drop back down to the bottom. If not go left and explore until you find Jordan Rd. (paved) cross Jordan and there is a small loop that will take you to the new athletic center. You can't get lost as the trails wind around the Penn State Behrend campus - have fun!

Similar Products Used:

Asbury Woods, Overland

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 05, 2000]
Scott Priester

VERY VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!!!! I had heard so many people mention riding down there so I first tried off of Clark rd. in Harborcreek Township; these trails are frequented by many dirt bikes and atv's so be careful. Anyway, there is a group that I know a few people from that ride there every Wednesday so I tried Clark rd first and in my opinion, unless you are an EXTREME downhiller, it is not suited at all for mountain bikes, unless like I said if you are an extreme downhiller or love tons of mud. I am an all around cross country rider, so it didn't suit me in the least. So I threw my bike on the rack and headed down on Penn States property. I have hiked down there before, but didn't realize it was a constant hill climb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It starts out on like a fire road and there are some short boring trails along the creek, then it gets REAL REAL STEEP!!!!!!!!!! I went through every gear I had and still didn't make it. I am in good shape to and am good at clilmbing hills. I own a 2000 GT XCR 30000; I stated these facts just so you didn't think I was a wimp on a Wal Mart bike. Anyhow, after that climb, you end up in a parking lot at the Penn State Campus, and then MORE HILL CLIMBING. I was just physically drained and was a totall waste of an afternoon to me. It is great scenery, but I might has well have left my bike at home. Sure it's all downhill going back, and beleive me, your rear brakes will be put to the test. Just very very disappointed. I will never take my bike there again.

Customer Service

If you live in Erie, take 38th street as far east as you can go, cross Shannon rd and then park (if you can) at the bottom of the hill on Cooper Hill rd.

Similar Products Used:

GO TO ASBURY WOODS, IT IS THE BEST FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING!!!!!!!!!! I will review it next.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 28, 2000]
Eric Przepierski

I thnk this is a great trail for fun riding and training. Of course to me they are one in the same. The guy who gave it a 1 for a review should wuit riding. Yes, the climb is steep, but how else do you expect to get better at climbing. Depending on how I feel I go up the hill about 3 to 5 times in one ride, sometimes more. I have even done this on my Downhill bike that I set up with a triple ring crank. I mainly use my Stumpjumper hardtail. Seems to me that I am better than this wimp. Quit Complaining and keep pedaling, or maybe you should buy a big wheel if this is too hard for you. Sell your GT to someone who is a real cyclist. I mean Mud and Mountain bikes, it is not like this is unheard off. Duh, of course there is dirt. Get a road bike and see if you can handle yourself in the peloton also, it is different from mountain biking. If you can't handle this trail then dont bother racing Mountain or Road, hell even big wheels too.

Customer Service

Just Explore what is left. I Ride it when ever I can.

Similar Products Used:

Ride the climb if you want to test how strong you really are. See if you can go to the top without stopping. Riding the climg the second time is always easier. See how fast youe can do it and how many times you can go up. Explore the other little singletrack trails, they have litte to moderate, sometime steep , climbs within them. Going down will teat your bike and your technical skills. I will give it three stars since there are less trails today, but still enough to kill yourself on.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 30, 2000]
Scott Priester

Well mister way cool can't spell really portrayed me as a wimp. I definitely won't go back there again. To me a trail that is a constant hill climb one way and all downhill the other just isn't what mountain biking is about to me. I love to ride in areas where the trails can go for miles, like Asbury Woods in Erie. The comment I made about the mud at the Clark Road trails needs explained to; there are those riders who go simply to ride in mud. This to me is not enjoyable. When you go down the one trail that's all there is, quite a few mudpits along the creek bed. When I set out for a day of riding, I set out for a DAY of riding, not just climbing or downhilling, not riding back and forth through a mud puddle. I love long distance riding and riding that includes a variety of everything you encounter on a ride in the woods. Not all mountain bikers are like you and that is what this forum is about; for people to review it to their liking or not. Don't think I don't realize that mud goes along with riding fly boy, I went to Asbury woods earlier in October and got in all the mud anyone would want. Also just a hint, not being a good speller when trying to insult someone makes YOU look like the squid!!!!!!!!

Customer Service

Same as stated

Similar Products Used:

Asbury Woods, Eaton Reservoir, Chautaqua Overland Trail

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 15, 2001]
JOHN TOME

This trail has alot to offer any real mountain biker, long discipline testing climbs, fast descents,quick steep drops that require technique, skill, and guts. If you are one who likes a long rolling XC ride that takes you miles from your car this may not be for you. however if you like a good hard workout while staying within 30 min (if youve broken your bike) of your auto and civilization this is a great trail system. There are lots of trails to find that can hone any skill you are lax in. For the location this place offers alot of fun and beauty. We have a group that rides almost every wed. night after we are released from our respective jobs and it is a blast! If you dont like it you are......A) out of shape. B)just a downhiller and hate climbs. or C) you want a trail that takes you far far away from parking, people, and help.

Customer Service

THIS TRAIL CAN START FROM A FEW PLACES. DEPENDINIG ON HOW YOU WANT TO END YOUR RIDE (ie) CLIMB OR DIVE!

Similar Products Used:

OVERLAND ( a bit of a drive from erie but well worth it), ASBURY WOODS

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 22, 2001]
zebrahum

i just wanted to mention that you can expand the ride there if you pick your enterance point differently. you can enter the trails from across the bridge in the back of the reed lot at penn state. you can also jump across jordan road at the very top of the double track hill by the maitenance building and there's another trail system over there. just giving you guys some more options

Customer Service

start at the bottom, a great workout

Similar Products Used:

ride where you can have fun, even downtown is a blast

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 20, 2001]
Regan Tanner

This loop that we do is 8.5 miles and now fire road. I mean anything you can drive a car on isn't mountain biking anyway. This place is awesome.

Customer Service

Start at the bottom but go to the right out of the small parking lot. Go down to the creek and ride it untill you see some space across the creek ride there until dead end cross creek again you willsee path new trail ride to dead end. turn around and go back on same side of creek until you reach a large concrete pipe. Cross main fire road and go up. Challenging beyond imagination. At top there is a small loop that has been cut in half by new road. Go to campus and go up. There are numerous trails along the cliff and you can cross Jordan road for yet another loop. Then the downhill home. Sweet

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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