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Mountain Biking in Pinchot State Forest

Mountain bikes may be used on most roads and trails in Pinchot State Forest, unless otherwise posted.

Please observe proper winter trail etiquette (PDF) when using trails in winter.

The snowmobile trail is open to mountain biking; however, Spruce Swamp Natural Area, Pinchot Trail, and Watres Loop are closed to mountain biking. The degree of riding difficulty varies considerably throughout the forest district.

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.