Rockton Mountain

Clearfield, Pennsylvania

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A cross-country ski trail system in winter, the Rockton Mountain trail system is a superb mountain bike trail network. Not only are riders having a blast on the many trails, but they are helping the state forest service maintain the trails by keeping them clear and the grasses down. This is one of a few places where the state is catching on to the benefits of mountain bikers. Rockton Mountain is relatively flat and broad but has its fill of rock along the trail. Highlights: technical ridge-top ride, great wildlife viewing, entire route blazed for your route-finding convenience. Tread: a rugged mix of rocky and rooted singletrack, rough old woods roads, doubletrack, and a small section of forest road.

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"A cross-country ski trail system in winter, the Rockton Mountain trail system is a superb mountain bike trail network. Not only are riders having a blast on the many trails, but they are helping the state forest service maintain the trails by keeping them clear and the grasses down. This is one of a few places where the state is catching on to the benefits of mountain bikers. Rockton Mountain is relatively flat and broad but has its fill of rock along the trail.

Highlights: technical ridge-top ride, great wildlife viewing, entire route blazed for your route-finding convenience. Tread: a rugged mix of rocky and rooted singletrack, rough old woods roads, doubletrack, and a small section of forest road."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Clearfield
Distance: 11.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 - 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 2,500 feet
Top Elevation: 2,520 feet
Local Contacts: Pennsylvania State Forest 717-783-7941
Local Maps: USGS Elliott Park; DCNR Pennsylvania State Forest: Moshannon State Forest map

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7/10/2005
There are several loops starting at the TH. I rode the perminter of all the loops.(appx 15 mi). Get a map from the mailbox at the TH. The trails are all well marked by blue blazes, 2 blazes for sharp turns. the trail between post 17 and 23 has been rerouted, plenty of blazes but no actual on the ground trail. between 23 and 33 has the best blueberries but the trail is very rough going. The Tar Kilk trail is fairly flat with a lot of rocks. The Kelly Cellar trail is just a nice ride through the forest and large ferns. The trail between post 7 and 9 is best bypassed on a bike as is too wet year round. There is still a lot of blowdowns on the tar kiln and kelly celler trails all of which can be bypassed fairly easily. These tails see very little foot or bike traffic, so can be hard to follow in places, if you've gone 100 yds and have'nt seen a blue blaze you're not on the trail. Also would avoid area during hunting season.
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