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Mountain Biking in Tiadaghton State Forest

Tiadaghton State Forest has nearly 400 miles of trails that are open to mountain biking. These trails are classified as local district (shared use) trails and local district (specific use) trails.

Shared use trails are blazed with red 2-inch by 6-inch painted blazes. Otherwise, these trails might not have painted blazes.

Local district trails (specific use) that also may be used for mountain biking include:

  • Cross-country ski trails (blue-blazed trails)
  • The Pine Creek Rail Trail
  • Haneyville ATV Trail system

Mountain bikers also may utilize the Coudersport Pike Snowmobile Trail, which is designated as shared use.

Trails range in difficulty from the nearly flat Pine Creek Rail Trail to technical downhill ascents.

Many mountain bikers prefer to use forest district roads to ascend to the top of a trail and then descend more technical trails to reach lower elevations. Popular routes incorporate the:

  • Gamble Run Trail
  • Bonnell Run Road
  • Middle Hill Trail
  • Callahan Run Road
  • Naval Run Trail

Mountain bikers may not travel on any trails posted as closed. Riding is also prohibited on local district hiking trails (yellow-blazed trails), State Forest Hiking Trails (orange blazed trails), and any trails located within State Forest Natural Areas.

Trails where mountain biking is prohibited include, but are not limited to:

  • Black Forest Trail
  • Golden Eagle Trail
  • Mid State Trail
  • T-Squared Trail
  • Quarry Mountain/Dragon’s Back Trail
  • Bob Webber Trail
  • Tiadaghton Trail
  • Eiger and Log Slide Trails
  • Torbert Trail
  • Many trails connecting to State Forest Hiking Trails

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.

Electric Bike (E-bike) Use on the Pine Creek Rail Trail

E-bikes are permitted on the Pine Creek Rail Trail, provided they meet the specifications above.

The Pine Creek Rail Trail is classified as a non-motorized trail.

DCNR’s e-bike policy prohibits using the electric motor (throttle) exclusively to move an e-bike without pedaling.

For more information, factsheets, and saftey tips, please see E-Bikes in Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests.