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Mountain Biking at Buchanan State Forest

Mountain bikes may be used on most roads and trails in Buchanan State Forest. The degree of difficulty varies considerably.

Only the natural areas, and the Tuscarora and Mid-State Trails are closed to bicycles.

Electric Bike (E-bike) Use

Class 1 E-bikes are permitted on approved mountain bike trails and roads, provided they meet all the following standards:

  1. Electric motor less than 750 watts
  2. Fully functional pedals
  3. Weight not exceeding 75 lbs.
  4. Maximum speed less than 20 mph
  5. Does not have capacity to be completely self-propelled (must be pedaled to engage electric motor)

Class 2 and 3 E-bikes are not permitted on approved mountain bike trails and roads in state forests.