20 Apr 2010 Mountain Biking in Ohiopyle
Mountain biking in Ohiopyle can be a blast! Some areas around us may have more miles of single trek, but there are still plenty of fun trails to ride. One of the local favorites and most beautiful is Sugar Run. Right now it’s ideal. With spring Trillium blooming and good water in both Jonathan Run and Sugar Run, this trail is spectacular. The ride starts from Ohiopyle with 15 minutes or so down the bike trail, before turning on to Jonathan Run Trail. There is a fun little climb immediately off the bike trail, bringing you to the creek. Cross Jonathan Run (or stop for a picnic since it’s a spectacular spot) and in just a few feet, Sugar Run Trail comes in on the right. The fun single trek climb has begun! This trail ultimately leads to the take out parking lot, but it makes for a great out and back ride. There is a good climb along Sugar Run (the creek…not the trail. It gets a little confusing). Once you get to the road – turn around and enjoy a great downhill. You’ve earned it!
Crossing a creek on Sugar Run Trail
Wilderness Voyageurs rents mountain bikes and has a repair shop. If you have a bike that needs a little attention, bring it in! One of our skilled mechanics will fine tune it for you.