Mountain biking exists at the intersection where athleticism and fearlessness meet, requiring both conditioning and courage for a successful run. For those who can’t get enough mountain biking in the Keystone State, we’ve assembled our top picks for trails. From beginner to the most advanced around, there’s no shortage of fantastic trails in Pennsylvania!
The foremost mountain biking trail system in the eastern United States, the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake were built by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Twenty-four incredible trails, totaling roughly 30 miles, of all different levels of difficulty, and positioned to build on each other to create longer rides. Not such an experienced rider? Most trail sections can be completed by any skill level at a slower pace, making this Hesston location a rider’s dream. Great portions of flowy trail!
Set in the beautiful Rothrock State Forest, Rothrock TrailMix is an amazing collection of trails. Spend up to six hours exploring this space, which combines every type of trail imaginable, from fire roads to technical to machine built. Be advised Spring and Fall are also hunting season on this year-round system.
Conveniently located for city folk who can’t fight the draw of the outdoors, Wissahickon Valley Park is a great option in the Keystone State. Fourteen intermediate miles of single track riding, ranging from flat to hilly. Well maintained with beautiful scenery!
Five miles of intermediate single track riding trails, with all different types of trails for all levels of expertise. Whether you want to work on your technical riding, downhill, or climbing, this lovely Danville location will have something for you!
A hidden gem of the Pennsylvanian mountain biking scene, Quebec Run Trails features 20 miles of advanced riding, often without another soul in sight. Part technical, part fast and smooth, Quebec Run is a great way for a more experienced rider to prove his grit!
At just over 22 miles, Rattling Creek is a decent length ride for advanced riders. The system is a good portion rock garden, so bring a bike with a bigger wheel if you have it! Great views along the way if you need to take a much-deserved break.
An intermediate option, measuring just longer than eight miles. Rocky and exhilarating, this Lewisburg location is perfect if you want to fit an afternoon of riding into a busy schedule.
Take in majestic Lake Arthur as you conquer the 6.8 miles of Moraine State Park Bike Trail! A majority of the system is paved, making way for riders of various skill levels to get out and have some fun. A great opportunity to teach little ones who are new to biking.
Twenty-one miles of trail, doable at once or in portions as an out and back. Well marked, and workable for all skill levels at an appropriate pace.
Truly one of the most beautiful areas of Pennsylvania, Lake Nockamixon excels yet again as one of the best spots for mountain biking. Nine miles of stacked loop trails make for excellent, multi-level riding from beginner to advanced.