Rocky Ridge

York, Pennsylvania

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Rocky Ridge is a great place to get out and tear around on some technical trail, especially if you’re in the York area. With the likes of Subway and Taco Bell almost within smelling distance, the riding here is almost too good to be true. The park’s name reflects the abundance of moderate technical riding. The trails here are well marked. The ride begins on the ridge at one of the highest points in the park and leads out to a beautiful vista looking north over the Susquehanna Valley. A gnarly, rocky, technical descent follows as the trail loses some elevation off the north face and runs the rocky valley below. A killer hill climb with burly rocks and soft soil brings you back to the top of the ridge. Take advantage of the second vista, this time looking south, out over the York Valley. Head back into the woods to a stream crossing and begin a rugged lower loop on the southwest face of the ridge. Highlights: multiple stream crossings, two incredible vistas, park amenities including restrooms, water, picnic pavilions, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, and a fitness trail, camping nearby at Otter Creek and Pequea Campgrounds.

Rocky Ridge Professional Review and Guide

"Rocky Ridge is a great place to get out and tear around on some technical trail, especially if you’re in the York area. With the likes of Subway and Taco Bell almost within smelling distance, the riding here is almost too good to be true. The park’s name reflects the abundance of moderate technical riding. The trails here are well marked. The ride begins on the ridge at one of the highest points in the park and leads out to a beautiful vista looking north over the Susquehanna Valley. A gnarly, rocky, technical descent follows as the trail loses some elevation off the north face and runs the rocky valley below. A killer hill climb with burly rocks and soft soil brings you back to the top of the ridge. Take advantage of the second vista, this time looking south, out over the York Valley. Head back into the woods to a stream crossing and begin a rugged lower loop on the southwest face of the ridge.

Highlights: multiple stream crossings, two incredible vistas, park amenities including restrooms, water, picnic pavilions, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, and a fitness trail, camping nearby at Otter Creek and Pequea Campgrounds."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: York
Distance: 7.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,000 feet
Top Elevation: 1,000 feet
Local Contacts: York County Parks 717-840-7440
Local Maps: USGS York Haven; York County Parks, Rocky Ridge County Park map
Driving Directions: Directions to Rocky Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

10/12/2012
0

I ride here a couple times a week as it is close to my house. There is a little something for every skill level. The "Rusty Chair" trail is a must ride! The trails are always well maintained, but watch out for pedestrians and horseback riders.


5/1/2012
0

Close to home and nice for the kids to take a few hours up.


9/18/2010
1

This park's intro on this site is dumb. Give me a break.. "With the likes of Subway and Taco Bell almost within smelling distance, the riding here is almost too good to be true." - What is the best thing about mountain biking the gordita you stuff your face with afterwards? Whatever. I walked this trail last week. I plan to ride it soon. I will update you on what I find.



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