Roadkill Hill

Bernville, Pennsylvania

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This is a great ride when you’re looking to blow off some steam but don’t have a lot of time. The lake offers a swimming beach, and if you have a boat of any kind, Blue Marsh is the place to bring it. From power-boat waterskiing to still-water canoeing, this is a boater’s paradise. Weekends, though, can be a boaters nightmare—bring a canoe or kayak and paddle the quiet upper reaches of the lake. The ride leaves the lot and works its way along the east edge of the lake on flat, fast singletrack. The Robi-Bern Road bridge is about the midway mark, and by then you should be warmed up to take on the killer hill climb ahead. Highlights: killer hill climb, sharp, sketchy, switchback descent, Roadkill Hill; Blue Marsh Lake with swimming area; fishing and powerboating; major bonus! Tread: most of the ride follows beautiful, lakeside, hardpacked clay singletrack. Short areas of grassy doubletrack, gravel road, and paved road are interspersed throughout. Typical small areas of loose stones and a slick wooden bridge round out the terrain.
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by Rob Ginieczki (Falcon Guides)

This is a great ride when you’re looking to blow off some steam but don’t have a lot of time. The lake offers a swimming beach, and if you have a boat of any kind, Blue Marsh is the place to bring it. From power-boat waterskiing to still-water canoeing, this is a boater’s paradise. Weekends, though, can be a boaters nightmare—bring a canoe or kayak and paddle the quiet upper reaches of the lake. The ride leaves the lot and works its way along the east edge of the lake on flat, fast singletrack. The Robi-Bern Road bridge is about the midway mark, and by then you should be warmed up to take on the killer hill climb ahead.

Highlights: killer hill climb, sharp, sketchy, switchback descent, Roadkill Hill; Blue Marsh Lake with swimming area; fishing and powerboating; major bonus! Tread: most of the ride follows beautiful, lakeside, hardpacked clay singletrack. Short areas of grassy doubletrack, gravel road, and paved road are interspersed throughout. Typical small areas of loose stones and a slick wooden bridge round out the terrain.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Bernville
Distance: 7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 30 minutes - 1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 300 feet
Top Elevation: 500 feet
Local Contacts: US Army Corps of Engineers Blue Marsh Lake 215-656-2809
Local Maps: USGS Bernville; US Army Corps of Engineers: Blue Marsh Lake Multi Purpose Trail map
Driving Directions: Directions to Roadkill Hill

Recent Trail Reviews

6/1/2011
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Hell of a climb to a fun switchback decent. Good luck not walking at all up the hill. I enjoy this section more than most of Blue Marsh. A little more technical than the rest!


8/14/2008
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