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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 Pinchot State Forest 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

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.