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Mountain Biking in Michaux State Forest

A 37-mile marked shared-use trail is open to mountain biking. It features 18 miles of “easy” trails, 11 miles of “more difficult” trails, and 8 miles of “most difficult” trails.

Mountain bikes may be used on most roads and trails on Michaux State Forest, and the degree of difficulty varies considerably.

The natural areas, Appalachian Trail Corridor, Rocky Knob Trail, Beaver Trail, and Buck Ridge Trails are closed to mountain biking.

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.