boyce - Trail, monroville, Pennsylvania

boyce - Trail, monroville, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

single track/double track lots of ups and downs w/ lots of confusing turns

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 06, 2010]
mccartney7499
Cross Country Rider

A real maze of trails. Nothing too technical, but there are a few man made sections that are fun, and lots of log crossings. The trails are all tight, twisty singletrack. A fun place to ride and a great place to get in some off road miles. There is a deceptive amount of climbing. No big climbs or descents, but a bunch of rollers.

Customer Service

Start by the soccer fields and explore.

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Frick Park, Roaring Run in Apollo

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 26, 2009]
tmcq
Cross Country Rider

Confusing!!!
Does anyone here know what a sign is? No signs to show the trailhead, and a completely mind boggling network of intersecting segments (without any blazing or signage at all) made this ride an afternoon of stopping every 90 seconds to decide which way to turn. The trail itself is fair - could use some serious maintenance to remove the multitude of roots and logs at a bias to the trail which cause tires to glance sharply off the trail.
Trail has no flow at all - could not get up to any respectable speed to make the ride a workout. Unless you are very adventurous - don't ride here without someone local to guide you.

Customer Service

No idea...would never be able to duplicate the same route twice through this labyrinth.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 28, 2006]
bsweh071
Cross Country Rider

I am visiting PGH and loved this trail. It's fast with good hard pack and a minimal amount of roots and rocks. Nice hills to go up and come down. There are many trail intersections and all sorts of loop combinations that can be ridden.

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Frick Park, Bavington, Hartwood acres

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 21, 2004]
rob412
Cross Country Rider

The trails of Boyce Park rank comfortably in the top five best singletrack destinations in the Pittsburgh area. Pearson Road divides Boyce into two main sections; the ski area and the soccer field sections. Park near the soccer fields at the northern end of park map. http://www.monroevillesoccer.org/directions/BoyceParkSoccerFields.html Check out the few miles of singletrack between the soccer fields and the ski area on the west side of Pearson Road. One trail loops around the top of the ski area but most trails are between the model airplane field and the soccer field. Don't spend too much time in this area because these trails stink in comparison to the ones on the other side of Pearson Road. Choose from a few trailheads all starting from the dirt road within a couple hundred yards of the entrance to the soccer field parking lot. Beside the archery range there is a fireroad that forms a three mile loop off of which much of Boyce's singletrack can be found. The fireroad is mostly flat, but the many miles of fast hardpack trails are a rollercoaster of short climbs and steep bank stream crossings. The trails are considerably more technical under wet conditions, but usually can easily be ridden by any intermediate rider.

Customer Service

Start at the archery range, follow the trail which hugs Pearson Road down to the log cabin. Follow fireroad behind cabin to second trail on right. Lots to explore in this area. Cross over fireroad and find a trail that follows the edge of the woods behind the tennis courts. This will eventually end on the dirt road that leads to the soccer field. Follow dirt road to trailhead on left located under the powerlines at the top of the hill. This would be my favorite trail in the park. This super-fast trail loops around from the power lines to the archery range which is next to the soccer field parking lot. This trail will keep you coming back.

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 06, 2004]
Rob-Bob
Cross Country Rider

I have been riding this park for years and still having fun. I ride these trails at least 2 times during the week in the evening and on the weekends when I cant get away. It will take new riders a couple of rides before you find all of the trails because they are everywhere. Most of the trails are in good shape but a couple of them are wearing out because of the heavy rain this year. Overall this is a great place to ride.

Customer Service

Park near soccer fields, ride up paved road, enter trails at right side of road, Have fun.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 16, 2003]
nmc
Weekend Warrior

I miss Boyce Park since I moved out of Shadyside, but it is still a great place to meet friends still in the 'burgh. Super single track with lots of fun twists and turns. Smaller logs and crossings than Hartwood or Laurel Mtn, but tons of fun and easy to pedal. Go with someone who knows it well, or face getting lost and missing some of the best trails.

Customer Service

Start at the Cabin parking lot. Go up paved/gravel path past barn on right, continue up dirt path a 100-200 yds, make right to lots of single track that will lead to more.

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Hartwood Acres and Laurel Mtn are unbeatable for experienced riders. Hartwood is smallish and concentrates a lot of technical riding. Laurel Mtn offers same level, just more spread out and everythings

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 24, 2000]
yucatec

This park will surprise you - plenty of good trails to keep you riding for hours.
Not overly technical but just enough to keep your interest up.

Customer Service

Start by the soccer fields - couple of entrances on the right hand side up the gravel road.

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OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 14, 2000]
Mcilduff

The basic trails are a good starting point for beginner to intermediate riders. There is a lot of good singletrack for more experienced riders if you take different forks off of the carpenters trail. Good local track for riding when you can't get away.

Customer Service

Ride the Outer Trail from the log cabin to the archery field. Take the Carpenter Trail back from there to the log cabin. This route gives you the basic trails.

Similar Products Used:

South Park, Frick Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 16, 2000]
Richard

Boyce Park can become very sloppy and muddy after a rainstorm, which I do not like. I got my most of my mountain biking experience in New Mexico, where it never rains. Carpenter trail seems to be the worst, as it has quite a few stream crossings. Most of the terrain is not very technical, although I have come across a few very steep climbs. If you like twisty, turny, sometimes fast, and sometimes muddy trails, give Boyce Park a try.

Customer Service

same as above

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 19, 2000]
HOSS

Most of all the trails are single track made by mtbkers. When it hasn't rained trails are hard packed like pavement. Very fast and fun. If it rains, then they are slick.The trails difficulty is 50/50 between beginner/intermediate.No big climbs. Mostly flat with some short climbs.To find trails just ask someone and explore.There are alot of trails that wind around the hills at the park. Its like a mtbers play ground. Best way to find all the trails is to hook up with a local. That way you will learn how they all connect. New trails being made all the time. To be honest you can't get lost all trails stay in the park.

Customer Service

Park at soccer feilds in park

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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