Slate Run Loops

Distance: 24 miles and 25 miles                Interactive Google Map                Topo/GPS Map

Description
The Slate Run Loops begin and end in the Village of Slate Run and takes you through the Village of Cedar Run using the Pine Creek Bike Trail to connect the villages. The ride then ascends the plateau going into big and remote forest lands. The longer loop goes up Cedar Run and down Slate Run.  There are nice swimming holes on both streams. The shorter loop goes up Gamble Run and down Slate Run. The Manor Hotel has a nice deck overlooking Pine Creek for lunch or dinner. Ice cream, sodas, and deli sandwiches are available at the State Run gas station. Ice cream, sodas, and sandwiches are available at the Cedar Run store. The Cedar Run Inn is open for dinner but unfortunately not for lunch.

Getting There
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. 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. Continue through Blackwell 12 miles to Slate Run. Turn right just past the gas station and park at the Slate Run Access for the Pine Creek Bike Trail.  

Bridge over Pine Creek at Cedar Run
Village of Cedar Run along the Pine Creek Bike Path

Gamble Run Loop
Begin the ride by going upstream on the bike trail 5 miles to the Village of Cedar Run. The path is flat and the ride along Pine Creek is very scenic.  Get of the bike trail at Cedar Run, cross the bridge over Pine Creek, and go up a short hill to Rt. 414. Turn left on Rt. 414 for 1 mile to the Gamble Run Road. This is a steep hill. To eliminate the hill begin the ride here, parking one car in the Brown Township Municipal Building lot and the other at the top of the hill. Otherwise continue 2.5 miles to the top of the hill and another 1.5 miles to the Reynolds Spring Road. Turn left on Reynolds Spring Road and continue 4 miles to Bear Run Road. Turn left on Bear Run Road and continue another 2 miles on the Bear Run Road to the Francis Road. Turn left on the Francis Road and continue 4 miles to Slate Run Road. Turn left on Slate Run and continue 4 miles to the Village of Slate Run to complete the ride.

Bear Run Road Loop
Begin the ride by going upstream on the bike trail 5 miles to the Village of Cedar Run. The path is flat and the ride along Pine Creek is very scenic.  Get of the bike trail at Cedar Run, cross the bridge over Pine Creek, and go up a short hill to Rt. 414. Turn right and go .3 miles to the intersection with Cedar Run Road. Turn Left and follow the Cedar Run Road north. In 2.5 miles you pass the Mile Hole Road.  Another 2 miles brings you to the Fahneystock Road.  There is a nice swimming hole just upstream from this intersection.  Another 2 miles brings you to the Village of Leetonia. Turn left on the Francis Leetonia Road just as you approach the village. Continue 3.5 miles on this road to the intersection with the Reynolds Spring Road. Along the way the name changes to the Bear Run Road.  Continue another 2 miles on the Bear Run Road to the Francis Road. Turn left on the Francis Road and continue 4 miles to Slate Run Road. Turn left on Slate Run and continue 4 miles to the Village of Slate Run to complete the ride.


 

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