Cowbell Hollow

Eastville, Pennsylvania

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It’s trails like these that breed hard-core riders. Located in the heart of the 200,000-acre Bald Eagle State Forest, this ride winds its way over ridge and valley, offering hundreds of feet of vertical climbing. The forest tract received its name from the famous American Indian Chief Bald Eagle, of the Munsee tribe. Woapalanne, as he was known among his people, led war parties from the “Nest” (formerly named Bald Eagles Nest but now known as Milesburg) against settlements in the West Branch of the Susquehanna Valley. Highlights: classic ridge and valley technical riding, remote woodland trails, Cooper Mill Vista, state park amenities, which include swimming and fishing in the spring-fed-lake, camping, nature trails, and an awesome environmental educational center for learning more about the flora and fauna of Pennsylvania. Tread: outstanding woodland singletrack, rocky old woods road, and a few dirt forest roads.

Cowbell Hollow Professional Review and Guide

"It’s trails like these that breed hard-core riders. Located in the heart of the 200,000-acre Bald Eagle State Forest, this ride winds its way over ridge and valley, offering hundreds of feet of vertical climbing. The forest tract received its name from the famous American Indian Chief Bald Eagle, of the Munsee tribe. Woapalanne, as he was known among his people, led war parties from the “Nest” (formerly named Bald Eagles Nest but now known as Milesburg) against settlements in the West Branch of the Susquehanna Valley.

Highlights: classic ridge and valley technical riding, remote woodland trails, Cooper Mill Vista, state park amenities, which include swimming and fishing in the spring-fed-lake, camping, nature trails, and an awesome environmental educational center for learning more about the flora and fauna of Pennsylvania. Tread: outstanding woodland singletrack, rocky old woods road, and a few dirt forest roads."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Eastville
Distance: 28.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 4 - 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,500 feet
Top Elevation: 1,950 feet
Local Contacts: Pennsylvania State Parks 888-PA-PARKS
Local Maps: USGS Williamsport SE, Mifflinburg, Hartleton, Carroll; DCNR Bureau of Forestry; Bald Eagle State Forest, Bald Eagle Mountain Bike Trail maps
Driving Directions: Directions to Cowbell Hollow

Recent Trail Reviews

4/3/2010
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Awesome! All trails were bone dry in early April. The guide was right on the money for directions. Overall wicked singletrack. The Cowbell hollow trail section starts off as nothing too fascinating, but then when you get to the last mile of it, it is definetly worth the drive and ride out there. I'm gonna send warning out to riders, bring some extra tubes, and pump up you're tires. The TOP MOUNTAIN TRAIL section is ridiculously rocky. It's a good 3 miles of brutal sharp rocks ready to take out unprepared riders. When we rode, my buddy got a flat, his rear hanger snapped off , then another flat. He ran out of tubes and had to walk the remaing couple miles. I would come back to this park to ride all the other great singletrack that sure to exist. A good couple days can be spent here.



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