Commissioner Run

Coudersport, Pennsylvania

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Not too easy but not real tough, the Commissioner Run is a great ride for most mountain bikers. It’s in an ideal setting, surrounded by the Susquehannock State Forest, which offers more than 260,000 acres of woods to explore. Nearby is Lyman Run State Park, with a beautiful lake and campground. There is a sandy swimming beach, food concession, boating, fishing, and outstanding hiking in and around the park. The ride begins just west of the Denton Hill State Park ski area and the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. The trail passes the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, which is a must-see stop. The museum exhibits help explain the composition and condition of the forest from past to present. Many of the trails in these northern regions follow the old logging roads, paths, railroads, and slides, so the exhibits help you to better see and understand how they got there. Highlights: beautiful and remote mountain drainage, great wildlife viewing, the impressive Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. Tread: most of the ride follows incredible old woods roads that are hardpacked doubletrack. The rest of the ride is sweet singletrack.

Commissioner Run Professional Review and Guide

"Not too easy but not real tough, the Commissioner Run is a great ride for most mountain bikers. It’s in an ideal setting, surrounded by the Susquehannock State Forest, which offers more than 260,000 acres of woods to explore. Nearby is Lyman Run State Park, with a beautiful lake and campground. There is a sandy swimming beach, food concession, boating, fishing, and outstanding hiking in and around the park. The ride begins just west of the Denton Hill State Park ski area and the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum.

The trail passes the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, which is a must-see stop. The museum exhibits help explain the composition and condition of the forest from past to present. Many of the trails in these northern regions follow the old logging roads, paths, railroads, and slides, so the exhibits help you to better see and understand how they got there. Highlights: beautiful and remote mountain drainage, great wildlife viewing, the impressive Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. Tread: most of the ride follows incredible old woods roads that are hardpacked doubletrack. The rest of the ride is sweet singletrack."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Coudersport
Distance: 12.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 2,500 feet
Top Elevation: 2,500 feet
Local Contacts: Pennsylvania State Forest 717-783-7941
Local Maps: USGS Brookland; DCNR Susquehannock State Forest map
Driving Directions: Directions to Commissioner Run

Recent Trail Reviews

7/31/2010
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The Good: the single track downhill to the rest stop was awesome! The BAD: ok.. so i downloaded the trail details from this site and was totally disapointed. from the beginning... turn off 6 to get to the trail head.. turn your first left onto the paved road there.. go straight and park above the office there. just past the office is the maintenence buildings.. and the entrance to the trail. the trail is really not marked too well.. sometimes its blue diamdonds.. sometimes just blue paint.. you start out riding on an old logging road.. nice ride really.. then it turns into a grassy road. the downloaded stuff is right about the blue diamond with the 5 on it.. but its pretty easy to miss.. so keep a look out.. i NEVER saw any wooden posts.. or even a single bicycle sign.. the turn left onto the single track comes up faster then you think per the directions.. but you know its right b/c of the blue markings. from here to the bottom is sweet riding. i would not discribe this as easy b/c it would be very easy to wreck.. you get going fast.. and theres alot of dips.. and stuff pay attention. also some down limbs accross the trail.. so heads up. this will take you all the way down to the ski lift and route 6.. enjoy! **NOW FOR THE MUST READ** after the 5.7 miles to the rest area.. the trail is NOT RIDABLE.. the trail is soo overgrown and full of logs.. rocks.. mud.. water.. you name it.. and you can't even see it.. i tried to walk my bike past this stuff thinking it would improve.. wrong.. i ended up with a ton of cuts on my legs esp since i ended up having to walk back down to the rest stop and WALK MY BIKE 2.5 MILES UP DENTON HILL. that sucked.. if your a monster hill climber maybe you could ride up it.. idk i sure can't.. the ideal ride is drop 1 car at the rest stop by the lumber museam.. and then drive up the hill to the trail head and enjoy. i am giving this 5 stars but only for the first half!!



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