Lake Redman - Trail, York, Pennsylvania

Lake Redman - Trail, York, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

Mostly single path and horse trails with a few wider trails My e-mail is geomacii@aol.com if anyone has any questions

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 19, 2010]
swengo86
Cross Country Rider

We started off on trail 5 and I have to say that this may be one of my trails around. This was my first time at these trails so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. It is a very endurance oriented trail system. When I go out riding I can ride up most hills and I was walking my bike up the hills here more than I ever have before. I usually ride Rocky Ridge and Gretna. The trails weren't overly technical except the climb on trail 7. Under better conditions the riding may have been a bit easier. Depending on what side of the hill we were on there was snow or it was all melted and muddy. Traction was tough on the climbs. My tires were constantly packed with mud. One thing that I found interesting was riding under route 83 in the drainage tunnels.....twice! A light would have come in handy as the second tunnel is very low and much longer. Riding in the dark makes it hard to keep balance and I didn't want to stop and get my feet wet. Overall I'd recommend it to my other riding buddies although I'd probably try riding it in the opposite direction from today. We went 5-6-7-1-3 I think....I'd try it backwards next time and see how that goes. BE CAREFUL ON THE BRIDGES!!!! My riding partner hit some ice and took a spill....

Customer Service

I haven't ridden it enough to give a valid recommendation on a route.

Similar Products Used:

Gretna, Rocky Ridge, Camp Mack, Marsh Creek, Fair Hill

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4
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5
[Aug 18, 2008]
mikemaster
Weekend Warrior

Trail map link: http://www.yorkcountyparks.org/PDF/2008maps/2008%20kain%20web%20map.pdf

It was a few years since I last rode at Redman and I was a little disappointed in the logging and development around the lake. There is some really great cross country riding here and a *few* technical areas--mainly on trails 5 and 7. You used to be able to ride right through the drain tunnel at the bottom of 7 but now it is kind of impassable hike-a-bike area-prepare for wet feet unless the water is low.

There is quite a bit of elevation change on the trails, constantly up and down so it keeps things interesting, and there is some great singletrack as well. Not very rocky, the biggest challenges are the steep uphills with lots of roots.

Fun ride!

Customer Service

Park at the dam between the lakes (S. George St. parking lot)
Go across the dam and climb 1 up to 7, 7 under 83, pick up 6, then 5, then 3 to 4. 4 will bring you back to George St. and then you coast downhill to the parking area. This loop is 10.1 miles and a good workout.

Similar Products Used:

Gretna and Rocky Ridge

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4
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5
[Mar 16, 2008]
jamis29er
Cross Country Rider

So.. i made the trip to the park on a beutiful early spring day. i was very disapointed to see that the trails were rated as CLOSED for the day. bummer! i had driven 50 minutes from lancaster, and i wasnt about to drive home w/out any action on a day like this so i took my chances and rode anyway. i started at the boat stage area and made my way up trail 3. the trails on this side of the lakes are wide and steep. a great workout zone. there were more than a few downed trees across the trails but i was able to scramble my bike and myself threw/over them. anyway, i explored trail 3 and all its workings and did my best to not runover the loving couple who were slowly walking down the trail. nothing especially technical but lots of beutifull views and some moments of speed (nice descent on trial 3). i soon decided to keep exploring and made the trip around lake williams using trails 3,4,2 and 3 again. like most people will testify, these trails are great xc fun and offer breif moments of tight/technical stuff, spectacular views of the lake, and a leg workout worthy of the trip. on my next visit i will go around lake redman and tackle the more technical singletrack. my 2 hr ride went unabated and i was never acosted for riding while the trails were officially closed. would recomen this place to anyone at any level.

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5
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4
[Mar 16, 1999]
Mike

obviously "paul" has no idea what he is talking about. he probably rides as well as he reviews-probably rides a fully suspended rig as well. ignore his review and take it from a local. the only downfall to the york county parks system is that they tend to close the trails on rainy days. to find out before you get there call: 717-840-7440. downhillers beware, you will not like the terrain. for cross country nuts, you will love it.

Customer Service

start with trail 5. cruise up the road about a click and enter trail 5 on left. finish the rest of 5 and head across to the boat launch area. jump on trail 3 and head to the dam. ride across dam to trail 1 and and head up to your right. at the top of the trail there is an obscure trail to your right that goes down the steep hill. for fun, follow this trail down to the streambed below. there you will find a 50 yd long concrete tunnel that empties to the stream on the other side. this is great for the hot summer days. from there head back up to trail one. continue to finish the trail hitting some great techinical singletrack. cruise the road or double back the trail. other routes are available for less experienced or leisurely rides.

Similar Products Used:

Lake Williams, Rocky Ridge, Spring Valley, Numerous Fireroads throughout area

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4
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[Jun 30, 1999]
Adam

I like this trail alot. It varies. I wouldnt recommend it to any hardcore downhillers but i would to any hard-tailers like me. Basically this is a cross country trail. There are some big hills but you cant go down them w/o going up them so someone with a bad climbing bike is out of luck. I got lost here once but eventually found my way back. There is a cool part if you go on 5 where you go under a bridge through a stream. Theres a wood walkway if you dont feel like getting wet but on summer days it feels good. My only complaint is that last time I found a nail in my tire after finishing 5 but i did steer off course a little so i cant deduct points for that.

Customer Service

start at boat area and cross st. to trail 5. follow that and youll end up at the boat launch area again. Just go down the st. and turn right at the 1st road. Youll find an open fishing area and to the left a trail. follow this and youll come out by the damn. Cross the st. and go down this trail. I ended up getting lost right here so I wont tell anybody wht to do from now on.

Similar Products Used:

Rocky Ridge is better in my opinion

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4
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[Jul 18, 1999]
mr.jddd

mile hill is just that a mile up hill but the down hill part will jar you @@ abit. The death trail #5 is a real workout, SAVE that for a winter run.

Customer Service

I sugest takeing a short ride at first. Most trails are marked BUT there are a few nice sigle tracks!!!! i call it The Log Trail.

Similar Products Used:

Rocky Ridge,,,Spring Valley,,,Lake Williams

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4
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[Jul 28, 1999]
bob

its good

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1
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[May 08, 2000]
Charlene

Just rode at Lake Redman for the first time. Having no information as to the trails, we started on loop 1, going to the right along the north shore. This loop is all uphill (single and double track) and pretty gentle for 1 to 1.25 miles. Then it starts downhill through a series of tight, narrow switchbacks. There are roots and rocks, it's narrow, steep singletrack all the way with a couple of super tight hairpin turns. Definitely for the better riders!

We next tried loop 3 along the south shore of the lake. This is all singletrack with several short ups-and-downs. Mostly hard pack with an occasional root. We rode it in both directions. All in all, a fun ride!

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4
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RATING
[Aug 26, 2000]
Rich

Whoever says that there is a good bit of single track does not understand what single track is. If there is a path wide enough to drive a tank through, but only one tire path is worn down to bare dirt, it's still a road. Overall there were one or two challenging climbs (all on loop 5), but the rest of it was out in the open on fire and access roads, with the sun beating down on us the entire ride. Loop 5 is the only loop that had any substantial riding in wooded areas. I would most likely reserve this trail for new riders. If you like technically difficult riding, this is not the place to go.

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2
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[Nov 05, 2000]
Ryan

Trail 5 is a technical ride which you can get on at the boat docks by heading to the trail by the road. It is a singletrack with many roots and to get to the other side of 83 you must take a stream that goes through a tunnel riding the sweet way(in the water) or the cheap way (on a small wooden platform) The stream is long and dark in the tunnel and is scattered with small-large rocks. All the trails here are sweet.

Customer Service

Trail 5, Trail 4, Trail 3

Similar Products Used:

Lake Williams(in connection with Redman), Rocky Ridge

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4
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