Quantcast

Rothrock Area Riding?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by canadmos, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. canadmos

    canadmos Cake Tease

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 4,780
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    9,237
    Location:
    Canaderp
    Anyone have a good route of notable trails through Rothrock, where to park, any tips etc? Is TrailForks complete and accurate?

    Have had to modify plans for the week of DirtFest --> https://ridemonkey.bikemag.com/threads/dirtfest-2019-may-17-19th.281185/

    Also open to any other suggestions for riding in the area. We'll be camping out of Raystown on Tuesday. Probably have Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday and Thursday to ride in the area.
     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    391 / 3,878
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    53,933
    Location:
    media blackout
    i've been there before. @johnbryanpeters was too, but he couldn't be bothered to introduce himself, and i'm too introverted.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. canadmos

    canadmos Cake Tease

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 4,780
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    9,237
    Location:
    Canaderp
  4. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    391 / 3,878
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    53,933
    Location:
    media blackout
    i don't believe there's any riding worth noting in allegheny national, however its an awesome place to hike and camp. i spent a ton of time there as a kid. glacial deposited boulders the size of houses.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    391 / 3,878
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    53,933
    Location:
    media blackout
    • Useful Useful x 1
  6. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

    Rep/Likes:
    256 / 2,755
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Messages:
    15,498
    Location:
    Nowhere Man!
    Merli Sarnoski in Carbondale is much more accessible and way more fun then Rothrock. Its a few miles out of the way however... Ontario County Park in Naples NY is kind on the way home for you also.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  7. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

    Rep/Likes:
    256 / 2,755
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Messages:
    15,498
    Location:
    Nowhere Man!
    Allegheny has dirt roadie trails. ANF has atv trails you can ride. Since the forest is being fracked you will be confronted by their service trucks 24/7.
     
  8. 6thElement

    6thElement Schrodinger's Immigrant

    Rep/Likes:
    87 / 1,697
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    3,846
    Depends what you're looking for on riding, lots of singletrack around there linked by dirt roads for the endurance races.

    Wilderness 101 goes through there and one of the hardest races I did years ago was the Stoopid 50 which was a tonne of singletrack in that area.

    It's also one of my favorite places I've camped.

    This should keep you busy:
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/3965780/coopers-gap-epic
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. cecil

    cecil Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    53 / 1,157
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,787
    Location:
    with the voices in my head
    Along with Tryon, west Bay, whiting road, dryer, stid hill, and hitor
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  10. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

    Rep/Likes:
    256 / 2,755
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Messages:
    15,498
    Location:
    Nowhere Man!
    Trails are in awesome shape. Garbage plates then make your way home....
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. johnbryanpeters

    Rep/Likes:
    247 / 2,767
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2001
    Messages:
    25,039
    Location:
    Making moss sad in New Haven, Vermont
    I have ridden Coopers Gap twice, would do so again. It's about 1:15 northeast of your campground.
     
    #11 -   Apr 24, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
    • Like Like x 1
  12. canadmos

    canadmos Cake Tease

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 4,780
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    9,237
    Location:
    Canaderp
    Sweet, thanks. Looks like a good day there....
     
  13. JustMtnB44

    JustMtnB44 Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 36
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    764
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Jake's Rocks trail system in Allegheny NF is awesome and a must ride. A modern trail system with a good mix of flow, features, and tech.

    Ellicottville NY has great trails too, with more of a classic XC vibe but fairly technical.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  14. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    391 / 3,878
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    53,933
    Location:
    media blackout
    i haven't heard that name in YEARS.
     
  15. canadmos

    canadmos Cake Tease

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 4,780
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    9,237
    Location:
    Canaderp
    Thanks. Jake's Rocks looks interesting and could split up the drive on the way down nicely...

    We were thinking somewhere in Ellicotville too, as its pretty much on the road on the way down/up. From driving by in the past, could probably camp out somewhere for free if needed too...
     
  16. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

    Rep/Likes:
    256 / 2,755
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Messages:
    15,498
    Location:
    Nowhere Man!
    So you have been riding in the rain with thousands of other folks at Raytown. After all that on the way home you're going to stop and ride Coopers Gap? I remember that climb up Tussey to get into the valley and then climb back out to get to your car, of which you will have to get into and drive back to Canada. Garbage Plates are not available in PA for the most part.
     
  17. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

    Rep/Likes:
    256 / 2,755
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Messages:
    15,498
    Location:
    Nowhere Man!
    Ellicotville has Ellicotville Brewing for great food and beer. Bills Bar in East Aurora is also on the way home.
     
  18. canadmos

    canadmos Cake Tease

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 4,780
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    9,237
    Location:
    Canaderp
    Yeah I think we're leaning towards riding Ellicotville one day and the Coopers Gap route that @6thElement posted the next.

    Ellicotville being literally on the way with food and beer helps a lot with the decision.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. johnbryanpeters

    Rep/Likes:
    247 / 2,767
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2001
    Messages:
    25,039
    Location:
    Making moss sad in New Haven, Vermont
    Did it rain again at dirt fest this year? That place seems to be hexed.
     
  20. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

    Rep/Likes:
    256 / 2,755
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Messages:
    15,498
    Location:
    Nowhere Man!
    RothRock.jpg
    Actual Rock from Rothrock. In my collection.
     

    Attached Files:

  21. canadmos

    canadmos Cake Tease

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 4,780
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    9,237
    Location:
    Canaderp
    Last year it poured rain, but trails weren't too bad.

    Year before was beauty, but the temps were 40c the first two days. Made swimming very nice.
     
  22. Jozz

    Jozz Joe Dalton

    Rep/Likes:
    31 / 457
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    1,441
    Location:
    SADL
    Suggested loop seems to make you climb Tussey Ridge Trail... was so awesome riding down. Some good stuff in Rothrock but some less flowy rocky stuff, think hiking trails open to bikes. I have been only once and I lacked local knowledge.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  23. canadmos

    canadmos Cake Tease

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 4,780
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    9,237
    Location:
    Canaderp
    Which trail is the Tussey Ridge Trail on TrailForks?

    https://www.trailforks.com/route/imba-coopers-gap-epic/
     
  24. Jozz

    Jozz Joe Dalton

    Rep/Likes:
    31 / 457
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    1,441
    Location:
    SADL
    • Like Like x 1
  25. canadmos

    canadmos Cake Tease

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 4,780
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    9,237
    Location:
    Canaderp
    Going to do this on Wednesday. Got a camp spot nearby too.

    What are the roads like going through the forest? They allow trailer camping on certain sites, so cant be too gnarly?
     
  26. amishmatt

    amishmatt Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    20 / 285
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,166
    Location:
    Lancaster, PA
    They're good condition gravel roads passable in a car.
     
  27. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    391 / 3,878
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    53,933
    Location:
    media blackout
    its been raining like hell since yesterday, at least down where i am.
     
  28. Jozz

    Jozz Joe Dalton

    Rep/Likes:
    31 / 457
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    1,441
    Location:
    SADL
    @canadmos what he says ^ ^ ^
     
    • Like Like x 1
  29. canadmos

    canadmos Cake Tease

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 4,780
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    9,237
    Location:
    Canaderp
  30. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    391 / 3,878
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    53,933
    Location:
    media blackout
    just a reality check. rain *should* be wrapping up tonight
     
  31. canadmos

    canadmos Cake Tease

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 4,780
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    9,237
    Location:
    Canaderp
    @Jozz thanks for mentioning Tussey Ridge.

    I went up and back down it this afternoon. What an absolute blast of slow tech, fast rocks and even some flowing meadows. Would 10/10 bang again.



     
    • Like Like x 6