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Biking at Presque Isle State Park

13.5 miles of trails

Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose National Recreation Trail

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

The Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose Trail and extension makes a 13.5-mile circuit in the park.

It is designated as a National Recreation Trail.

The paved trail is an ADA-accessible trail that is popular with bicyclists, in-line skaters, and joggers.

The trail was renamed in 2003 for the late State Representative Karl Boyes. Without his vision and tireless efforts, the trail would not exist.

Biking Rules and Regulations

Pennsylvania state law requires all bicyclists under the age of 12 to wear an approved helmet.

All traditional bicycles (bikes) and electric bicycles (e-bikes) are permitted on state park roads and any trails designated for biking or mountain biking.

Biking is prohibited on designated hiking-only trails and any roads or trails marked as prohibited for bikes.

All riders are required to maintain safe speeds at all times and comply with recommended and/or posted speed limits.

E-bikes must follow all e-bike guidelines.

Yellow Bike Rentals

In the Waterworks Pumphouse area (near the Cookhouse Pavilion) a bike rental offers:

  • Bicycles
  • Four-wheeled surreys
  • Tricycles
  • Roller blades
  • Paddle boats

The bike rental is open from 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. daily (from Memorial Day through Labor Day), and 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. on weekends during May and September -- weather permitting.

Contact the bike rental at 814-835-8900.

Pennsylvania Seaway Trail

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail, which follows the Lake Erie Shoreline through Erie County from New York to Ohio and includes the Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose Trail, is designated as a Pennsylvania Scenic Byway.