Wolf Rocks

Rector, Pennsylvania

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This is a short but “suppa-sweet” technical ride through the rugged flat, atop Laurel Hill. The topography itself is generally flat, but it’s what’s on the trail that presents the ultimate challenge. Large rocks and small boulders test your ability to negotiate through this unforgiving trail. Make sure you have plenty of tubes or a patch kit because you may flat. Tube “snakebites” aren’t the only snakebites to be wary of—Wolf Rocks is home to a number of timber rattlesnakes that occasionally glare at psychotic mountain bikers. Just respect their space and admire their awesome beauty. Rattlesnakes are a protected species in Pennsylvania and under no circumstances should they be handled or harmed. The chances of getting bit by a rattlesnake are ten times less than of getting struck by lightning, unless of course you dance the funky-chicken in front of its den. Highlights: scenic vista, unique rock formations, killer trails riding, most technical ride in the region, Laurel Summit picnic area amenities. Tread: some of the most gnarly, rideable boulders in Pennsylvania are found here. The trail surface is all boulder, with sporadic splotches of loamy singletrack.

Wolf Rocks Professional Review and Guide

"This is a short but “suppa-sweet” technical ride through the rugged flat, atop Laurel Hill. The topography itself is generally flat, but it’s what’s on the trail that presents the ultimate challenge. Large rocks and small boulders test your ability to negotiate through this unforgiving trail. Make sure you have plenty of tubes or a patch kit because you may flat. Tube “snakebites” aren’t the only snakebites to be wary of—Wolf Rocks is home to a number of timber rattlesnakes that occasionally glare at psychotic mountain bikers. Just respect their space and admire their awesome beauty.

Rattlesnakes are a protected species in Pennsylvania and under no circumstances should they be handled or harmed. The chances of getting bit by a rattlesnake are ten times less than of getting struck by lightning, unless of course you dance the funky-chicken in front of its den. Highlights: scenic vista, unique rock formations, killer trails riding, most technical ride in the region, Laurel Summit picnic area amenities. Tread: some of the most gnarly, rideable boulders in Pennsylvania are found here. The trail surface is all boulder, with sporadic splotches of loamy singletrack."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Rector
Distance: 4.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour
Trailhead Elevation: 2,700 feet
Top Elevation: 2,700 feet
Local Contacts: Laurel Summit State Park
Local Maps: USGS Ligonier; Laurel Highlands Snowmobile Trail System map; DCNR Forbes State Forest map
Driving Directions: Directions to Wolf Rocks

Recent Trail Reviews

9/6/2001
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If this trail doesn't have you talking to yourself, no other one up on that mountain will. I've ridden it a dozen times or more in the last couple of years, you just can't get enough of it when your on it, and in the same minute you can't wait to you see the trailhead. Go the straight trail in at the first crossroads, then take the loop trail back. If your feet don't hit the ground at least once, I'll buy you a beer on me! Great ride, too short though. Freebyrd


11/4/2000
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Man this trail is addicting. This trail eats me for lunch! My Quads burn but man what a rush!The Trail is almost all rock, bolders and roots. once in a great while you hit a patch of nice singletrack.The veiw at Wolf Rock is awsome! On the way back we took a two track fire road its grass covered and ripping down is very cool. This trail provides a real test of skill & endurance.


6/1/1999
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If you'd like to improve your riding over VERY rocky teraine - this is your place! The entire riding experience is awe inspiring. You'll have a great ride, but bring a few bandages!



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