KENNERDELL - Trail, Franklin, Pennsylvania

KENNERDELL - Trail, Franklin, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

95% SINGLETRACK 5%DOUBLETRACK/FIREROAD MODERATE/DIFFICULT ROCK SECTIONS AND STEAM CROOSSINGS MANY LOG CROSSINGS.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 28, 2012]
MichaelStewart
Racer

I am local to these trail(10miles) so I ride here every week. They are very torn up from all of the horse traffic so it's a little rocky and technical. There are still plenty of log crossings and rock bridges on the trails. My suggestion is to try the Jeep trail. It's a climb up the river hill also called pipeline trail. I ride single speed so it's a huge challenge. Gotta keep your head down and keep cranking. Overall I would say these trails are my favorite. So peaceful and quiet up here on week nights when the horses aren't out on the trails. Try them out if you haven't yet!!!

Customer Service

Windows and overlook are the most scenic but Jeep is the BIG TEST

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3
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3
[Jul 30, 2011]
ROAD WARRIOR
Cross Country Rider

First an update! Only 13 miles of trail are now open to MTB and horses. Use the parking areas off Dennison Run Rd. If first Parking area is full of horse trailers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there is another small parking area on the left just past the first.(too small for horse trailers) Map at TH and at http://www.neohbackpackingclub.com/mapLib/kennerdell_map.pdf Now for the good news, numerous and varying loops can be made, and riding everything available to MTB would take several hours and and at least 3 trips to the river. Large variety of trails from wide DT to technical ST.
Notes; Lower half of Bear Wallow should be renamed Pig Wallow (avoid); Blunder Trail is mostly a rock filled gully (rideable for the very skilled); Ridge trail down to the river is a blast; and finally the must ride trail is Window Trail (just a sweet XC cruise along the cliff.) Excellent views of the river when the leaves are down.
Even though the lot was full of horse trailers when I got back, I only meet 2 of them.

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4
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3
[Mar 12, 2011]
porter7853
Cross Country Rider

The trails are open here I dont know what people are talking about. You can ride all over the top of the allegheny plateau and then mob down the ridge trail all the way to the Allegheny river. 90% single track and 10% double track. Most trails are free from horses (in fact I havent seen a horse on any of the trails I describe below), there are alot of log crossings and some technical rock gardens.

Customer Service

Park at the second parking lot on the right off Dennison Run Rd. Take pipeline trail to rock oak trail to window trail and you will find yourself at the top of the ridge trail ready to drop down all the way to the river. Once your at the bottom go down river along the forest service road. After you pass danner campground on your left...you will see the bottom end of the pipeline trail to your right. Dig deep because this is a long climb up to the top. It is rideable all the way to the top... if your in good shape. at the top hang a right and your just back tracking from here on out. This is just one of the loops that my friends and I enjoy.

Go to http://www.neohbackpackingclub.com/mapLib/kennerdell_map.pdf

This is by far the best map you can find of the area....better than the dcnr.

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There is a new unmarked trail off of fisherman cove trail, its off to the left and is well groomed with no horse travel and a nice rock garden to test your skills. It just loops back around and has some good views of the river below.

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5
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4
[Mar 22, 2009]
scrote
Weekend Warrior

this used to be a nice ride,but it a waste of tme now.no longer allowed on the trails down to the river,all the trails are torn up by horses,they cut all the log crossings out.they are logging now and destroyed some trails.absouletly no trail maintenence lots of sticks anb branches on trail trail are mostly doubletrack,in short kennerdale sucks if you like singletrack this is not the place it was ten years ago

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1
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1
[Sep 06, 2005]
Gears
Cross Country Rider

Just an update from my review below.

Customer Service

Do not take the Yahoo trail or anyhting up river from where the ridge trail drops down unles you like to hike-a-bike. The map indicates that there is a trail along the river to return to Kennerdale, there is no trail. It is about 2 miles of brush busting over rocks.

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4
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4
[Jul 28, 2005]
Gears
Cross Country Rider

This trail system rocks! It is close enough to Pittsburgh for a day trip yet you feel like you are in the wilderness the entire ride. There are rocky technical sections and great log roll-overs with some fast sections and bomber downhills thrown in too. This is also a great XC ski area. There were about 10 horse trailers in the parking lot on a Sunday morning in July but we did not see one horse out on the trail.

Customer Service

I did Ridge Trail down to the river and back up the Bumble trail. This keeps you on single track for quite a bit of the ride. The hill climb is not that bad for how savage the downhill is. I also rode the "no horses" trails up to and down from the overlook in the natural area and they were not that great. They were steep with loose stones and not much fun. The ride up Dennison Run Trail is nice if you are willing to get a little wet or go huge off the bridges.

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Moraine, Frick, Riverview, Boyce

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5
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3
[Nov 18, 1999]
Mark Daubenspeck

main trail starts out as gravel access road but quickly turns to singletrack.there are many great desents and climbs as well as stream and log crossings.the trails are rocky in places but still rideable.i can not do it justice here,go ride it.

Customer Service

There are many variations to this trail system but a couple are mapped out on sign at parking lot.Its a great area to explore

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moraine state park,alameda park,boyers(p.a.)area

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4
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[Jan 04, 2000]
Maui

This is the best trail within a 2 hour drive of Cleveland (probably only an hour drive from Pittsburgh.

The trail begins with a little bit of double track (nice for warming up), but then drops down into some fantastic singletrack. There are lush fern carpeted rolling areas, one big downhill, a root filled cliff edge, some stream crossings, some very rocky but easily ridable sections, lung hurting climbs and a whole lot of fun.

I've never encountered more than 1 other rider on this trail ever, partly why it's always been in execellent condition.

Customer Service

The best route is described in a book Mountain Bike Adventures in Northwestern PA. Most bike shops have the book, take a quick peak. The map at the trailhead isn't very good. You'll miss the good stuff.

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5
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[Aug 20, 2000]
Pete

This is a trial for every skill level. If you are a new to the sport their may be a few spots you have to walk. If you are a vet you will love the climbs. I have road most of the trails and there is a climb that will hurt some of the best riders you have to look forit but if you are a die hard rider you will love this hill. Isolated spots of rocky hills both up and down that range from easy to moderate. All and all this is a fun trail for everyone.

Customer Service

308 off rt 8 to denision rd. you can not miss int as you go down the dirt road about 2 miles.

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4
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[Jun 15, 2001]
strong dog

i rode this trail once with some guy's from scholl's schwinn in the summer of 96 on a completely rigid trek with platform pedals and on an empty stomach. great ride, but i bonked on the last climb. lots of rocky sections, great downhills, BIG uphills. go through the train tunnel just for the hell of it. not very technical, but scenic and long.

Customer Service

can't recall directions

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sorry

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4
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