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For this ride the rider can choose from three loops. Each ride goes north
along the West Rim Road from the Village of Blackwell, takes a connecting
road over to the Cedar Run Road, then returns to Blackwell via the Cedar Run
Road and the Pine Creek Bike Trail. The highlights of the ride are the
big and deep woods of the West Rim Road, a four to five mile downhill into
Cedar Run Canyon, a couple of good swimming holes on Cedar Run and Pine
Creek, and the Villages of Cedar Run and Blackwell.
From Wellsboro go south 12 miles on Rt. 287 to the Village of Morris. Turn
right on Rt. 414 at the upper end of the village and continue 5 miles to the
Village of Blackwell. You will see the parking area for the bike trail on
the left just before you cross Pine Creek. Be careful coming into
Blackwell. There is a one lane bridge over Babbs Creek with a right
angle turn on the other side. Then the road is very narrow for a bit.
This is not a problem if everyone takes it slow.
hole on Cedar Run north of the
Cedar Run on the Pine Creek Bike Trail
Mine Hole Road Loop
Take Rt. 414 south across Pine Creek. The West Rim Road is .6 miles
from the bridge. Turn right on the West Rim Road and begin a long
uphill climb to the top of the plateau. At the top the road levels off
which is followed by a long stretch of rolling terrain. After 6
miles you come to Mine Hole Road. Turn left on the Mine Hole Road and
begin a 5.0 mile downhill run. When you come to the Cedar Run Road, turn
left and continue 2.3 miles to Rt. 414. At Rt. 414 turn right for .3
miles, then turn left to cross Pine Creek and go through the Village of
Cedar Run. You will see the Pine Creek Bike Trail next to the Cedar
Run Inn. Turn left on the bike trail and continue five miles up the
trail to the access area at Blackwell to complete the ride.
Fahneystock Road Loop
Follow the route for the Mine Hole Road Loop described above to the Mine
Hole Road. Continue on the West Rim Road another 3.0 miles past the
Mine Hole Road to the Fahneystock Road. Turn
left on the Fahneystock Road and begin a 4.0 mile downhill run to the Cedar
Run Road. There is a very nice swimming hole and picnic area just
upstream from thisintersection. To continue with the loop turn left on the
Cedar Run Road and continue 1.8 miles to the Mine Hole Road, then continue
2.3 miles to Rt. 414. At Rt. 414 follow the route described for the
Mine Hole Road Loop back to the car.
Painter Leetonia Road Loop
Follow the route for the Fahneystock Road Loop described above until you get
to the Fahneystock Road. Continue on the West
Rim Road another 2.9 miles past the Fahneystock Road
to the Painter Leetonia Road. Turn left and begin a 4.0 mile downhill
run to the Village of Leetonia. Turn left on Cedar Run Road.
In 2.2 miles you come to the Fahneystock Road. There is a very nice
swimming hole and picnic place just before you get to the Fahneystock Road.
Continue on the Cedar Run Road 1.8 miles to the Mine Hole Road, then 2.3
miles to Rt. 414. At Rt. 414 follow the route described for the Mine Hole
Road Loop back to the car.