Laurel Highlands - Trail, Laughlintown, Pennsylvania

Laurel Highlands - Trail, Laughlintown, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

These trails are the real deal. I came to Pa for business and, after reading the trail reviews, was going to do Hidden Valley. Locals at a bike shop, however, convinced me to forget Hidden Valley because the goods were at Laurel Highlands. One word - INCREDIBLE! All you North Shore "hardcores" riding man made "stunts" in Vancouver come here to be humbled by nature's best. The most technical riding I've ever done. I haven't loved an ass whipping this much since Mistress Vickie left town(but that's a whole different review). As I was leaving I could have sworn I saw Hans Rey sitting along the trail crying for his mommy.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 28, 2004]
rob412
Weekend Warrior

These trails are comfortably contained within my top ten favorite places to ride near Pittsburgh. Laurel Mountain is one of the most challenging technical trails around. Your tires will hardly touch the dirt because the tails are virtually an endless rock garden with the occasional root or stump for variety. This place has no dramatic elevation changes, so there's no fast downhills, but there are many miles of easy pace tecnical riding. If the natural terrain isn't challenging enough there are at least a dozen log piles which range from calf to chest high to work you over. The trail network is well marked, and in some cases even rated for difficulty. However, that won't help you to much if you don't have a trail map. This link is helpful: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/maps/linnrun_mini.pdf Because of the vast amount of rocks, the trails hold up much better under wet conditions than other area trails. Ride these trails once a week and watch how fast your technical skills improve. The place is awesome!

Customer Service

Start at the parking lot behind the warming hut and work your way around to Wolf Rocks and back. Get some nice air on Summit trail behind the warming hut.

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Ohiopyle Roaring Run Natural Area Bear Run Nature Center

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4
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3
[Aug 12, 2000]
Thom Raymann

Beginers to Expert to just the criminally insane should venture up here. Very easy to find! Laurel Mountain Ski Resort offers food and drink after the loong days ride...Rental shop is friendly and if you ask nice will assist you with repairs to your bike.

Customer Service

Hey, these trails are the sickest in Pennsylvania. If you love to ride singletrack XC this is the shit!! I can't even begin to tell you how many miles of trails are here and I have been riding them for 3 years. If you get bored on the XC trails scoot on down to Laurel Mountain Ski Resort and try so kick ass down hill stuff, and ride the lift back up.

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Any trail that you can get on. Bill Alberts Trail, Beam Rock Trail, Silvermine Trail, Wolf Rocks Loop all trails upe here are very cool and mostly single track with many many many rock gardens!!!!

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5
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[Oct 27, 2000]
mark

lots of unmarked trails, lots of rocks, lots of tequila, let's just say the trail really rocks. The creek crossings are very abundant, never saw so many people fall into the water still clipped in, ha ha. i was puking the whole way but still seemed to enjoy it very much, i will return without the tequila

Customer Service

laurel highlands

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3
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[May 11, 2001]
Kevin and Tom

I don't know what your idea of technical single track is but it is VERY different than us in Ohio. Wolf Rock was boring and moderately easy, and FLAT, FLAT, SRAIGTH, FLAT, BORING. No sharp switchback, no fast downhills, and no leg burning climbs. Most of it is wide trail, not my idea of single track. The above review was consistent of all the trail on the laurel Highalands trail system. Don't waste your time. Stay in Ohio and hit, GOOD, FUN, CHALLENGING, and TECHNICAL trails like Vultures Knob, Velo Z, and Mohican.

Customer Service

NONE!

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NONE, Stay Home!

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1
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[Apr 13, 2002]
Bryan

I recommend SPEEDGOAT bicycle shop in Loughlintown at the bottom of the mountain for any of your needs...the people in there are gerat and really know their stuff.

Customer Service

I Recommend Wolf Rocks if you want a fairly easy ride that comes out to a SWEET lookout point. Summit Trail is nice to warm-up on. It's got a little technical stuff to get the legs moving and okay downhills to get the adrenaline started. From this trail you can access many other trails. Most are marked, and they are all good...you can ride for hours. Bill ALberts trail has some really really really nice rock beds. I learned to ride up here and I go back all the time.

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4
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[Sep 30, 2002]
Jon & Chris

Don't understand what those two cats from Ohio were talking about, but they obviously missed the party. Awsome XC trails & plenty of them. We have been riding the trails for two years on a weekly basis and are still finding trails tucked in here and there between the major biking trails. For a technical downhill try oak grove trail, just watch out for downed trees.

Customer Service

Park at the top and go explore - you will evetually com out to the road or end up at the bottom.

Similar Products Used:

Go see the fine people at Speedgoat - they know theie stuff

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5
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[Mar 12, 2003]
josh

i love this area! the are fast sections peppered with huge log pile crossings, tough technical sections and riding around and between the rocks is just unreal, downhill at the end is trechorous on a rainy day like when i was there, just a great place to ride!

Customer Service

dont know trails real well myself, all ive ridden are great

Similar Products Used:

if u live anywhere near johnstown try Highland Park near the Armory and Driver's license center for a technical ride(see reviews on this site for directions)

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5
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