Moraine State Park Bike Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Worth Township, Pennsylvania. It is within Moraine State Park. It is 7.3 miles long and begins at 1,210 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,204 feet. The Five Points camp site and the Barber Point and Worth Point capes can be seen along the trail. There are also a picnic site and a viewpoint along the trail.
Moraine State Park Bike Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This ride is the product of an incredible effort by local riders who volunteered to design, build and maintain a mountain bike trail within the state park. From the trailhead lot, you can visibly see the huge deposits of smooth glacial stone. The ride begins in these rounded boulders and follows the powerline cut for a short way. A steep and switchbacked descent will test your agility and technical prowess as you work your way out to the Davis Hollow Marina. An old woods road climb and more singletrack wind you back up to Alexander Ridge Road, where intensely tight and rolling singletrack brings you again into the moraine field, and back to the trailhead. It’s quite a strenuous little loop, with some sweet carved berms and fast, scary singletrack. Moraine State Park offers more that just a cool mountain biking loop. After hitting the loop a few times, cool off in the lake at the swimming beach or rent a sailboat. Campsites are available, and I hear that the fishing is great."
--Rob Ginieczki, Mountain Biking Pennsylvania (Falcon Guides).
"This hike travels the Glacier Ridge Trail, which is also a part of the North Country Scenic Trail. It offers solitude with easy hiking and plenty of chances to see wildflowers. You can loop back via the 7-mile Bicycle Trail (access at lower marina parking lot) for views of the lake on the return. The 16,725-acre Moraine State Park, like many of our treasured state parks, has a legacy in early resource extraction. Today, enjoying the greenery and lake, one would be pressed to imagine that this land was once leveled and pitted with both deep and strip mining for bituminous coal and wells for extracting oil and gas. The Western Allegheny Railroad was built to haul these minerals along with mined sand and gravel deposited by earlier glaciers (giving both park and trail names), and clay, limestone, and shale mined for ceramics and bricks."
--Donna L. Ruff, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh (Menasha Ridge Press).
"This hike provides a good workout as you climb and descend four deep ravines. The trail also makes its way along a glacial lake, into its coves covered with lily pads, and past marshes stuffed full of cattails and wild grapes. At the halfway point you can rest, use the restrooms, and take on water at a full-service marina.There is even a restaurant on the water’s edge.If you’ve ever wondered if you’re ready for a major hike or backpacking trip, this hike could be the test. In fact, most of this hike is part of the ambitious North Country National Scenic Trail, which, when completed, will span 4,600 miles from the central plains of North Dakota to the Adirondacks in New York. The 25-mile section that runs through McConnells Mill and Moraine State Parks is a challenging hike. There are a seemingly endless number of climbs and descents along the ridges of this trail."
--John L. Young, Hiking Pennsylvania (Falcon Guides).
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