blue knob resort - Trail, Altoona, Pennsylvania

blue knob resort - Trail, Altoona, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

rotten. i asked if i could take my truck on the lift since that was what all the trails were made for.

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[Sep 21, 2009]
iuk1985
Racer

You may notice the reviews get better as time has progressed. This is because the riding at Blue Knob just keeps getting better. I'm living in Salt Lake City now, and despite having 300 miles of single track in my back yard, I still marvel at the riding at Blue Knob.
The single track on the resort side is an ever-expanding technical windy network of single track, while the state park offers amazing well established single and double track. As for the double track that had been written about previously in regards to the downhilling on the resort side... much has completely grown back in and are not longer passable, while other easements have worn back in very nicely. Resort-organized shuttles no longer take place. The original "downhill" trails are not really necessary given the wide range of riding on the plateau of the resort, and the southern face of the state park. Most of these trails do not merit a car shuttle.
If you don't mind some of the most challenging riding around, you will not be disappointed. If you are looking for smooth single track, go to the Allegrippis Trail System about an hour away at Lake Raystown. Either way, Central PA has lots to offer!

Customer Service

Race course route and the maze of intersecting trails on the resort side, trail o (upper or lower), Mountain View (must ride classic loop with epic rock garden and views).

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Allegrippis Trail System- Lake Raystown, PA

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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
[Aug 10, 2009]
jshiel165
Cross Country Rider

Wow ive never riden a place with more rock and climbs in my life. Im from the pittsburgh area and ride Apollo atleast twice a week. Blue Knob makes Roaring Run feel like a Rails and Trails. If you start at the bottom and climb to the top your heart rate will be going. Once to top you will encounter a bunch of rocks and somehow some more climbs. All and all its a great ride and the trails are very well maintained.

Customer Service

Met up with the LHOORBA and they led the way from the bottom. Definitley ride the ski resort side and what they call the Look-Out loop. Some great views.

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4
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5
[May 09, 2008]
Fleas
Cross Country Rider

The top is the second-highest point in PA - hence, lots of climbing and descending.
Even with torrential rains the night before, the trails had no puddles. Plenty of rocks all over. Great views.
Basically there are service roads/double tracks that go around the mountain while the singletracks basically go up and down. Long, fast descents with nice rock gardens combined with some tough climbs give you the full MTB experience.
The ski area also has trails - a rocky race course that I never got to - I hear it is tough, technical riding. The ski area side gets all the weather.

see here (the trails shown are accurate, but not all trails are shown):

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/blueknob/blueknob_mini.pdf

Customer Service

We were riding from the group camp, which is pretty much in the middle of everything.
Went up to the top of Lost Turkey to try some very sketchy stone steps. After that was a technical descent with switchbacks. Crossed a road and ended up at a camp and turned onto Chapell's field trail as Lost Turkey continues about 25 mi. long. Then Crist Ridge for a really long, gradual DH. Then climbed the North side of Rockin' Ridge/Pavia Run (ow.), around Three Springs up to Mountainview at the top, hit the DH (serious whoops!) back to a connector. If that's not enough, you can continue down the DH past the connector to Saw Mill, head up to the South side of Rockin' Ridge and blast that to the bottom. Then you gotta climb again.

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Laurel Mt. is on the way from Ohio.

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5
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4
[Aug 25, 2006]
cooldickens
Cross Country Rider

The state park trails are nice if you looking for a cute sunday ride, and maby some faster single track. But if that isnt for you go up the mountain and ride the track that crosses the slopes. You may have to be a little manly and look for them but they are there. Thick and fast rock gardens that can get real technical, decent drops of 3-5 ft. Quick shoots that send you flying into the next section of course. And dont be tricked thinking that there is only one downshill course, if you found one, that was probably the slow and easy one. Take a break at the section changes and look around you'll see huge shoots 50ft. long flying into rock gardens and drops. Great downhill runs if you can find them.

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4
VALUE
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3
[Aug 12, 2006]
dog3269
Cross Country Rider

Rode Blue Knob two weekends ago for the first time. Trails were wet but what a great ride. I was impressed with the single track. Unfortunately, the guy at the golf course told me the guy that use to maintain the trails had a heart attack and they don't offer shuttle rides anymore. While at the resort, I didn't see another person.

Customer Service

Lost Turkey Trail and Mountain View trail.

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5
VALUE
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5
[Apr 15, 2005]
drnich
Weekend Warrior

Beautiful singletrack. I was up last weekend with the local bike club clearing trails. The lookout trail has some awesome rock steps/gardens and views. Very dry even in the early spring.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 23, 2003]
efade
Cross Country Rider

Once a year I get to ride these trails. This is one of the best places to ride if you like getting a taste of everything. Penn State Cycling team hold a race weekend here and the course rocks...lots of rocks. There is a great climb to bust a lung on, then at the top of a very difficult climb you get to go into the woods and face rock after rock as you work your way back down the mountain. If you are in a flat section you are in a rock garden. Then pass the lodges and you get a fast single track that takes you winding though woods and keeps your heart racing as you have to pull your bike over countless logs. Everytime I have been there it has been raining which make these trail more technical...just makes for more fun. I would recommend taking a weekend here to ride everything. You will have to ride it more then once to fully appreciate. Ride it as fast as you can cause that the only way.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 02, 2003]
xcxman
Cross Country Rider

The trails in the resort are improving every year. New Singletrack is being built and maintained. Talk to Hink in the Mountain bike center and he will give you maps of the best places to ride. There is plenty of very good singletrack in the resort and it is easiest found with the maps.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 19, 1999]
don

i posted this trail, so i find it my responsability to review it. i will never return and will not encourage anybody to think of going. it is a waste of time and money. this was intendes as a where not to go trail so everyone, please avoid this place. it deserved negative marks. thanks.

Customer Service

don't go!!! i can't say it enough if you are thinking of it go find a big, ugly woman to beat you

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1
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[Aug 30, 1999]
Tucker

This place is the pits, stay clear and save yourself the 15dollar lift ticket. Unless you want to coast a jeep down the hills, a semi would fit too if you want.

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1
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