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I am coming up to PA this month for my girlfriend's family reunion. I see the downhill park (looks sick), but that might be a little over my skill set, but I will be doing some riding on the regular mountain bike trails there. Does anyone have any comments/ tips/ reviews for the trails at Seven Springs?

I just ordered a Spec Pitch Comp as an XC ride, but I might take a spin on one of the "beginner" downhill rides. I don't wear a full face helmet or any pads... will that be a must on all the downhill rides?

Thanks for any insight!
 

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I figured you would get more replies on this, but since you haven't, I'll give you my opinion...which while I do a lot of my riding within 30 mins or less of 7S, I don't make it there all that often.

The cross country loop is a really nice trail. The trailhead is at the top of the mountain near the Tahoe lodge.

Also, my guess is that you will be able to handle some of the lift served stuff...a lot of people there wear full face helmets and armor, but some of the lift served trails don't really necessitate them, IMO. Everything should be fairly well marked as far as difficulty.

Are you staying in the resort? Because there is also a lot of other great riding in a pretty close proximity to Springs if you have the time/desire to explore some.
 

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Thanks for the info... we are staying at the resort and I will probably be limited to the trails there. I'll have my Jeep there, but they have a lot of "family" stuff planned, but I intend on riding 3-4 times during my week long stay. We are also taking my girlfriend's bike so she will be riding some of the trials with me.

After watching the videos I'm pretty certain I can handle some of the downhill rides (even if I skip some stuff), but I didn't know if it was mandatory for you to wear a full face helmet... or if I would look stupid being the only one without a FF helmet.
 

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You don't need a full face helmet to ride the DH park, a regular helmet is fine. If you are riding a Spec Pitch then that bike should handle most of the trails pretty well. Most of the trails are on the easy side of the DH spectrum, but most importantly they are all lots of fun so definitely check them out.
 
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