Asaph Classic Professional Review and Guide
"This is a must-do adventure for the hard core rider looking to log some serious mileage on fat singletrack. Surrounded by the geologic and industrial history of the area, the ride begins just north of Pine Creek at the USGS Fish Research Lab. This federal facility is open to the public. There are all kinds of aquatic experiments taking place for your viewing pleasure and tanks of some of the biggest fish I’ve ever seen, including trout that could bite your hand off and piles of prehistoric sturgeon. Old logging grades, countless miles of singletrack, and the site of the Hessel Gessel mill stone quarry are a few of the features along this outstanding ride. Most of the ride follows a racecourse set up by the fellas from Country Ski and Sports in Wellsboro, appropriately named the Asaph Mountain Bike Classic. It’s a classic indeed, and to be here and not ride this trail is like jetting to Moab and forgetting your bike; it’s a definite crime.
Highlights: rugged mountain riding with endless miles of classic singletrack and screamer downhills; historic Hessel Gessel mill stone quarry; USGS Fish Research Lab; close to the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and Colton and Leonard Harrison State Parks. Tread: hard core singletrack, forest roads, old logging roads, grassy pipelines, and old woods roads."