Pigeon Hills

Schellsburg, Pennsylvania

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The Pigeon Hills highlight this ride, which is in beautiful Shawnee State Park. The park offers many amenities and is an awesome location for mountain biking. Swimming, food, and a spot to camp are all a rider needs to enjoy an outstanding weekend in the woods. Better yet, the park rents bikes and boats for those who do not have their own. The lake has some of the finest warm-water fishing around, and there are a few trails open to foot travel only worth exploring. The unique topography of this hilly location presents a great challenge to the novice rider. Woodlands, fields, and wetlands abound with wildlife, although I can’t recall seeing any pigeons! Highlights: classic roller-coaster style ride, state park amenities that include swimming beach, bike and boat rental, hiking trails, food concessions, camping, fishing, and great wildlife viewing opportunities. Tread: an even amount of dirt singletrack, dirt doubletrack, and grassy woods roads.

Pigeon Hills Professional Review and Guide

"The Pigeon Hills highlight this ride, which is in beautiful Shawnee State Park. The park offers many amenities and is an awesome location for mountain biking. Swimming, food, and a spot to camp are all a rider needs to enjoy an outstanding weekend in the woods. Better yet, the park rents bikes and boats for those who do not have their own. The lake has some of the finest warm-water fishing around, and there are a few trails open to foot travel only worth exploring. The unique topography of this hilly location presents a great challenge to the novice rider.

Woodlands, fields, and wetlands abound with wildlife, although I can’t recall seeing any pigeons! Highlights: classic roller-coaster style ride, state park amenities that include swimming beach, bike and boat rental, hiking trails, food concessions, camping, fishing, and great wildlife viewing opportunities. Tread: an even amount of dirt singletrack, dirt doubletrack, and grassy woods roads."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Schellsburg
Distance: 7.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,000 feet
Top Elevation: 1,400 feet
Local Contacts: Pennsylvania State Parks 888-PA-PARKS
Local Maps: USGS Bedford, Schellsburg; DCNR Pennsylvania State Parks, Shawnee State Park map
Driving Directions: Directions to Pigeon Hills

Recent Trail Reviews

6/9/2007
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This is a great ride, we had a blast! Two or three short stretches of the Pidgeon Hills section were too steep uphill for us, but we just walked them and still had fun. The trails take you through pretty woods, and after the long Pidgeon Hills descent, alongside a beautiful reservoir. The ride was only about an hour of ride time, but with walking and water stops took us about 1 1/2 hours. A great ride for bikers with really good climbing skills. A very good one for intermediate bikers like us.



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