19 miles or 21 miles
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The Leetonia Loops ride is different from the other rides in that it begins on
the top of the plateau so its downhill first and uphill last. The ride also has
two uphill rather than one as the road drops down from the top of Cedar Mountain
before you climb back up to the top of the plateau.
The ride begins and ends in the deep woods on the west side of Pine Creek
Canyon. The ride is very scenic, especially in June when the laurel is in bloom.
There is a scenic overlook on Cedar Mountain Road.
Follow Rt. 6 west out of Wellsboro to Ansonia. Follow the signs to Colton Point
State Park. If you want a longer ride begin at the state park. Otherwise
continue down the Colton Point Road.
At the intersection with the Painter Leetonia Road turn left following
the switchback. Follow the Painter
Leetonia Road to the intersection with Big Thompson Hollow Road. Park along the
side the road at the intersection. Itís about 4.5 miles from Colton Point to the
Village of Leetonia deep in the woods of Tioga
Hollow Road at Cedar Run Road
Begin the ride by continuing along the Painter Leetonia Road following the
switchback. The road wanders back and forth as it follows the contour of the
land making a relatively flat ride. In 6.5 miles you come to the intersection
with the West Rim Road. Stay straight on the Painter Leetonia Road and begin a 4
mile downhill run to the Village of Leetonia.
You pass an old CCC camp as you enter Leetonia then cross Cedar Run on a bridge.
Turn right at the T intersection in Leetonia and follow Cedar Mountain
Road up and over Cedar Mountain. Itís about 5 miles to the top of the hill. This
is a hard uphill and one of the reasons I donít do this ride very often. There
is a complex of roads on the flat area on top of the mountain. Just continue
straight across the flat area. There is a scenic overlook near the top of Cedar
In .5 miles you come to the intersection with Mill Run Road.
At the intersection with Mill Run Road you can continue 1.5 miles on
Cedar Mountain Road to Big Thompson Hollow Road and turn right on Big Thompson
Hollow Road 1 mile to the intersection with Mill Run Road or follow Mill Run
Road 4 miles to Big Thompson Hollow Road.
The Mill Run Road goes through a dense stand of Laurel which is
spectacular in June when the Laurel is in bloom.
Continue on Big Thompson Hollow Road 2 miles back to your car to complete the