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Mountain Biking in 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

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

  • Weigh no more than 100 pounds
  • Do not exceed 20 miles-per-hour using the motor
  • Have motors that do not exceed 750 watts
  • Have fully functional, operable pedals

For more on DCNR’s e-bike policy, please see E-Bikes in Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests.