Allegany State Park Trail Conditions

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1 year 10 months ago #44870 by Jon Sundquist
ASP is definitely a go to ride. XC trails have the usual random wet spots, but these are 2-track trails. The new singletrack is 100% dry.

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2 years 9 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #44723 by skidder
I rode the new singletrack today with a beginner.

Very nice, we need more easier trails like this if we want to grow our sport.
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2 years 9 months ago #44707 by Painfulldischarge
I took the ASP PDF map that is on the "Map Central" and the google map from the article Jon linked to and carefully drew the new trail onto the more detailed PDF map. It worked out pretty good for me and there was some tape at the entrance.

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2 years 9 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #44706 by Jon Sundquist
If the park doesn't have the signs up yet, there should still be lots of surveyor tape ribbons at the start.

You can also find it this way: Ridge Run runs along the ridge (duh), except it doesn't after the junction with this trail. The beginning, and parts of the middle, of the new trail use the old ridge run which truly did run along the ridge the whole way to Thunder Rocks.

Now, when you are leaving the Leonard run area, there is actually one location where the existing ridge run scoots around the right side of a knoll, so don't look at that "first scoot around". You know the "scoot around" is over because there is a relatively fast downhill with a curve to the right. The next time the trail starts to leave the top of the ridge, that is the start of the new singletrack.

There is also a wet spot just after the start, so that is another signal that you may have just missed it.
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2 years 9 months ago #44705 by Moto Mike
Anyone have a GPS location of the trail head so I can find it this weekend?

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2 years 9 months ago #44704 by Painfulldischarge

boogenman wrote: We had a very hard time finding the trail, actually rode right past the entrance on the upper part of ridge run.
We parked up top at the summit and then rode to the bottom of Bova and were picked up.


That's a bummer. I can see how that would happen though. the upper entrance on Ridge is a little less obvious. I hit it from the lower entrance on Ridge and its right at the top of a slow steep climbing left hand turn, so it was easy to see.

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