Where to Bike
Select a region from the map or from the links below, or zoom in on the map for links to the parks.
|Black Moshannon State Park||
Sleepy Hollow and Star Mill Trails offer convenient, short loops to bikers. Snowmobile Trail provides access to additional trails on state forest land for mountain bikes. State forest roads (unpaved) are also open to biking. Ski Slope Trail provides a challenge to mountain bikers. Biking is prohibited on other park trails.
|Chapman State Park||
Although most hiking trails are not open to bicycles, all roads in the park and in the adjacent state game land and Allegheny National Forest are open to bicycles.
|Cook Forest State Park||
Bikes are permitted on all one-way, dirt roads within the park. Biking on hiking trails is prohibited except on the part of the Heffern Run Trail that is part of the Bicycle Route.
The Bicycle Route is 13 miles long and follows lightly traveled roads within the park and Heffern Run Trail. The route is of moderate difficulty with long flat areas and rolling hills. Highlights are a leisurely four-mile flat ride through scenic Toms Run Valley, CCC-era red and white pine plantations along Forest Drive and a challenging descent along the Heffern Run Trail. A description of the bicycle route is available at the park office.
|Kettle Creek State Park||
5 miles of trail
The five-mile trail starts at the day use parking lot and travels onto state forest trails and roads before returning to the park. Trail maps are available at the park office.
|Ole Bull State Park||
Trails in the park and on Susquehannock State Forest are open to mountian biking.
|Blue Knob State Park||
Several of the park’s multi-use trails are designated for mountain bike use. For the beginner, Chappells Field Trail is a good challenge. For the more experienced, Three Springs Trail is an intermediate ride. Three Springs Trail is also open to horseback riding. Please be considerate of other trail users. For the more experienced and expert mountain biker, Crist Ridge Trail, Rock ‘N’ Ridge Trail and portions of Mountain View Trail are suggested.
|Canoe Creek State Park||
1 mile of trail
The Bike Trail is between US 22 and Mattern Road. The trail passes through the day use area and the historic site. The trail explores many habitats in the park, like forests, riparian areas, wetlands and fields. Bikes are prohibited on hiking and equestrian trails.
|Codorus State Park||
6.5 miles of trails
|Colonel Denning State Park||
The park is a trailhead for Cider Path in Tuscarora State Forest.
|French Creek State Park||
20 miles of trail
Mountain bike riders enjoy the over 20 miles of trails that climb hills, cross streams and pass through forests. The trails explore most parts of the park and are rated difficult riding. Mountain bikes are prohibited south of Park Road and in Hopewell Furnace NHS.
|Gifford Pinchot State Park||
The trails between the campground and the Conewago Day Use Area are for joint-use by hikers, cross-country skiers and bicycles. The Multipurpose Trail network consists of a 3.5-mile outer loop with a number of internal connectors. The trail surface is packed gravel and the terrain is mostly flat with a few gentle hills. The trail is suitable for family use and most bicycles. Please be considerate of other trail users; ride to the right and signal when passing. The trail winds through woodlands and along the lakeshore and is designed for a slow, leisurely ride. Fast and reckless riding is prohibited. Trail access for the general public is from the Conewago Day Use Area. Campers can access the trails directly from the campground. A seasonal bike rental is in the Conewago Day Use Area.
|Pine Grove Furnace State Park||
2 miles of trail
All park roads and service roads are open to bicycles unless posted otherwise. A two-mile bike trail connects the Furnace Stack Day Use Area with the Laurel Lake Day Use Area. Once the railroad bed of the South Mountain Railroad, the trail surface is crushed limestone or paved. Over half of this route is on Railroad Bed Road and shares the road with vehicles. Bicyclists are advised to use caution because all trails are shared with pedestrian traffic and some are open to motor vehicles.
|Prince Gallitzin State Park||
2.3 miles of trail
All bicyclists may use park roads open to public travel. Campers may cycle the 2.3-mile multi-use trail around the perimeter of the campground.
In the northern part of the park, the 20-mile snowmobile trail network is open for mountain biking and hiking. Bikers should follow the rules of the road and common courtesies.
|Shawnee State Park||
7.5 miles of trails
|Shikellamy State Park||
A one-mile, paved hiking and biking path encircles Shikellamy Marina.
|Swatara State Park||
Accessible from the State Park Lane trailhead, six trails are designed as mountain bike trails. These single track natural surface trails are a maximum 24” wide with log obstacles and stream crossings. They are considered “most difficult” by DCNR trail standards, but “easy” by International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) standards. Each trail loop is about 1.5 miles in length and twist through the woods and up and down hills.
|Trough Creek State Park||
3.5 miles of trails
|Beltzville State Park||
2.5 miles of trail
The Christman Trail permits mountain biking.
|Big Pocono State Park||
Bicycles are permitted on all hard surface roads shared by vehicles.
Mountain biking is permitted on South Trail and North Trail Lower Loop. Bikes are prohibited on the connecting trails from the parking lots and on Indian and North trails.
|Delaware Canal State Park||
60 miles of trail
The Delaware Canal towpath runs from Easton to Bristol and is a National Historic Trail. Once trod by mule teams pulling cargo-laden boats along the canal, the towpath is used today by walkers, joggers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers and bird watchers. For 30 miles, the Delaware Canal towpath parallels New Jersey's D&R Canal towpath, separated only by the Delaware River. Six bridges link the two trails. Together, the Delaware Canal State Park and the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park have formed a series of looping trails connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey, using five bridges. By simply parking in one of several areas located along the loop trail, visitors have easy access to the canal towpaths in both states, and can ride, walk of jog a complete loop back to their car. Loop trail connection bridges are in the Pennsylvania towns of Uhlerstown, Lumberville, Center Bridge, Washington Crossing and Morrisville
|Evansburg State Park||
5 miles of trail
The mountain bike trail at the southern end of the park can be accessed at the trailhead on Fern Avenue. Bicycles are prohibited on all hiking and equestrian trails within the park. Bicycles are permitted on paved roads that are open to vehicle traffic. Remember that the rules of the road also apply to bicycles.
|Fort Washington State Park||
2.5 miles of trail
The Green Ribbon Trail provides opportunities for biking, hiking and cross-country skiing along Wissahickon Creek. It connects the Militia Hill and Flourtown Day Use areas via Montgomery County Park land. The trail also extends through local communities to the south and connects with Fairmount Park’s Forbidden drive in Chestnut Hill.
|Frances Slocum State Park||
4 miles of trails
Over four miles of trails are available in the western part of the park. Trails range in difficulty from easiest to more difficult. Bikers should respect other riders and hikers when using designated trails. All mountain biking trails are designated with red blazes.
|Gouldsboro State Park||
Old 611 and Prospect Rock trails begin in the day use area.
|Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center||
18.5 miles of trails
The network of trails makes the center’s fields, woodlands and streams accessible to both students and the casual visitor. These facilities are for use by hikers, all-terrain bicyclists, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. We suggest that non-hunters wear blaze orange during hunting seasons.
|Lackawanna State Park||
15 miles of trails
The multi-use trails wind through the park, traversing hills, lakeshore, forests and fields. Trailheads are at the States Creek Mooring Area and on Rowlands, Wallsville and Austin roads. Most trails near the campground are foot traffic only, except North Woods Trail, which is open to biking and horseback riding.
|Lehigh Gorge State Park||
The Lehigh Gorge Trail is open for biking. Wide tires are recommended. Bicycle rentals and shuttle service are available throughout the area.
|Locust Lake State Park||
A paved, 1.3-mile long bike trail circles the lake and gives an excellent view of the lake.
|Nockamixon State Park||
2 miles of trailThe popular paved bicycle trail winds through the Day Use Area and is ideal for bicycles, strollers, wheelchairs and walkers. The eastern end of the trail begins at the Marina, which offers parking and great views of the lake. At the western end of the trail are a waterfall and the Old Mill Pond. A spur off the main trail passes two workout stations on the way to the swimming pool and playground.
10 miles of trailA 10-mile trail system for mountain bikes is on the east side of Haycock Cove. Trailheads are located off of Tower and South Park roads, and PA 563. Parking is available at the Tower Road and the Haycock Boat Launch parking lots. Horses are prohibited on these trails.
|Norristown Farm Park||
8 miles of trails
There are eight miles of trails throughout the park. Most trails are paved and used for walking, rollerblading and bicycling.
|Promised Land State Park||
Riders share the road on the 6.5-mile paved road around Promised Land Lake. Bicycles are not permitted on hiking trails.
Adjacent Delaware State Forest land has trails for mountain biking.
|Prompton State Park||
26 miles of trail
All hiking trails are open to mountain biking.
|Ridley Creek State Park||
The five-mile, paved Multi-use Trail along Sycamore Mills and Forge roads is designated for bicycles, joggers, walkers and cross-country skiers. Park in lots #7, #11, #15 and # 17. Bikes are prohibited on unpaved hiking trails.
|Tobyhanna State Park||
In Tobyhanna State Park, Lakeside Trail is an improved surface trail that circles the lake and borders the Black Bear and Bender Swamps Natural Area.
|Tyler State Park||
10.5 miles of trails
There are 10.5 miles of paved bicycle trails. The bicycle trails are named at each intersection. Most of the bicycle trails are over eight feet wide, paved and designed for easy two-way travel. The asphalt trails are multiple-use trails. Be a courteous and safe bicycle rider. Picnic tables are along the bicycle trails for rest stops.
|White Clay Creek Preserve||
Bicyclists may use portions of Edwin Leid Trail. Bicyclists also use the roads in and along the borders of the Preserve.
|Keystone State Park||
2 miles of trail
Lakeside Trail is excellent for bikes of all types. This two-mile, level trail loops around the lake on park roads and walkways. Mountain bikes must stay on park roads or gravel walkways. All other trails are foot-traffic only.
|Laurel Summit State Park||
The park is a trailhead for mountain biking on Beam and Laurel Summit Roads in Forbes State Forest.
|Linn Run State Park||
The park is a trailhead for mountain biking trails in Forbes State Forest.
|Maurice K. Goddard State Park||
12 miles of trails
A twelve-mile paved bicycle trail follows the shoreline. It can be accessed from Launch 4, Marina, Launch 2, Launch 1, Dam and Dugan’s Run. The trail is open to two-way bicycle traffic, hiking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Stay to the right while bike riding. Please park bicycles off of the trail to avoid obstructing traffic.
|Moraine State Park||
7 milesof trails
A paved, seven-mile bicycle trail winds near the shoreline between Davis Hollow and the Bike Rental Building in the northwest corner of the park. The trail can be accessed at many places in the Lakeview Beach and Watts Bay Marina areas.
There is a six-mile loop trail for mountain bikes on the North Shore. Trailheads are located off of Mt. Union Road and Alexander Ridge Road.
Explore Moraine for more information.
|Ohiopyle State Park||
27 miles of trail
The Youghiogheny River Trail has 27 miles of trail in the park and is part of the Great Allegheny Passage.
25 miles of trails
The mountain biking trails are in the Sugarloaf Snowmobile and Mountain Bike Area.
Explore Ohiopyle for more information.
|Oil Creek State Park||
9.7 miles of trails
A paved bicycle trail through scenic Oil Creek Gorge is a major park attraction. Trailheads are at Petroleum Centre in the south and Drake Well Museum in the north. Trail users may rent bicycles at the park office. Picnic tables, benches, rain shelters and restrooms are at key points along the trail. Historical markers detail special events of the 1860s oil boom era.
|Point State Park||
Bicyclists can ride along the paved pathways through the park to reach various bike routes throughout the city that connect to the North Shore Trail, the South Side Trail and the Eliza Furnace Trail. The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) rail trail offers 141 miles of hiking and biking between Cumberland, MD and Point State Park, in Pittsburgh. In Cumberland, the GAP joins the C&O Canal Towpath, creating a continuous trail experience, 325 miles long, to Washington, DC. The ten-foot wide multipurpose trail is built on railroad corridors of gentle grades, sweeping curves, large bridges and tunnels that pass through mountains, not over them. The terminus of the GAP is at the Forks of the Ohio marker near the fountain in Point State Park.
|Presque Isle State Park||
13.5 miles of trails
The Karl Boyes Multi-purpose National Recreation Trail makes a 13.5-mile circuit of the park. This paved trail is designated as a National Recreation Trail. This ADA accessible trail is popular with bicyclists, in-line skaters and joggers. A seasonal bike rental is in the Waterworks Pumphouse area, near the Cookhouse Pavilion.
|Raccoon Creek State Park||
17 miles of trails
|Yellow Creek State Park||
18 miles of trails