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Mountain Biking in Tioga State Forest

Mountain bikes may be used on most roads and trails on Tioga State Forest. Only the natural areas and state forest hiking trails, including the Midstate and West Rim Trails, are closed to this activity.

The degree of difficulty varies considerably throughout the district.

Electric Bike (E-bike) Use

E-bikes are permitted on approved mountain bike trails and roads, provided they meet all of 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.