Potato City Singletrack

Coudersport, Pennsylvania

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Located in the Allegheny Highland Plateau, this route flows through rugged singletrack, rubbly ATV trail, and fast forest roads. The trail utilizes parts of the 35-mile Susquehannock All Terrain Vehicle Trail and a fresh-cut cross-country ski trail. The first few miles are the most challenging and offer a diverse array of surfaces including loam, rock, and grass. Unfortunately this stretch of singletrack takes many obscure turns and is very poorly marked. A watchful eye and good woods sense will help keep you in the forest and on the right path. If your route-finding skills are a bit rusty and you become frustrated with this poorly marked trail, have no worries. Highlights: five long, hard miles of singletrack; mountaintop views; Pennsylvania Lumber Museum; trout fishing on Splash Dam Branch of Lyman Run; nearby Lyman Run State Park. Tread: rocky singletrack, old woods roads, forest roads, and ATV trail. The surfaces vary from loam, rock, grass, and sand to hardpacked dirt.
Mountain Biking Pennsylvania

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Mountain Biking Pennsylvania

by Rob Ginieczki (Falcon Guides)

Located in the Allegheny Highland Plateau, this route flows through rugged singletrack, rubbly ATV trail, and fast forest roads. The trail utilizes parts of the 35-mile Susquehannock All Terrain Vehicle Trail and a fresh-cut cross-country ski trail. The first few miles are the most challenging and offer a diverse array of surfaces including loam, rock, and grass. Unfortunately this stretch of singletrack takes many obscure turns and is very poorly marked.

A watchful eye and good woods sense will help keep you in the forest and on the right path. If your route-finding skills are a bit rusty and you become frustrated with this poorly marked trail, have no worries. Highlights: five long, hard miles of singletrack; mountaintop views; Pennsylvania Lumber Museum; trout fishing on Splash Dam Branch of Lyman Run; nearby Lyman Run State Park. Tread: rocky singletrack, old woods roads, forest roads, and ATV trail. The surfaces vary from loam, rock, grass, and sand to hardpacked dirt.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Coudersport
Distance: 14.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2.5 - 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 2,500 feet
Top Elevation: 2,550 feet
Local Contacts: Pennsylvania State Forest 717-783-7941
Local Maps: USGS Ayers Hill, Brookland, Cherry Springs, Sweden Valley; DCNR Bureau of Forestry; Susquehannock State Forest map, Susquehannock ATV trail map
Driving Directions: Directions to Potato City Singletrack

Recent Trail Reviews

7/5/2007
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This would probably be a great trail in the winter or late fall, maybe early spring. Too much ground cover in the summer, ferns, grasses, briars and so on really slow down your speed and limit visibility. We kept thinking that the trees would become thicker and shade out some of the growth, but after several miles we bailed out and turned around. Beautiful scenery though.



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