Sharpback Hollow Road

Total Miles
4.5

Elevation

636.70 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This trail has it all: Mud, water, ruts, rocks, climbs & views. To run this route as a climb (how this description is written), start at Stony Run Road. The Mountain Laurel is very tight in many sections, and the one badge of honor you're guaranteed from this trail is Pennsylvania Pinstriping--you've been warned! The trail starts out relatively flat, but quickly turns muddy, with some deep small puddles. Before long, the ruts deepen and you'll end up at a very muddy section with even deeper ruts. Beyond this section, the elevation begins to increase and you'll enjoy some rocky climbs. Around 1800 feet in elevation, you'll be able to see some beautiful views of the valley to the north. There are several more deep puddles, and the trail ends with a few hundred feet of very dense Mountain Laurel, deep ruts, and water.

Photos of Sharpback Hollow Road

Sharpback Hollow Road
Sharpback Hollow Road
Sharpback Hollow Road

Difficulty

Due to the deep ruts and mud, you'll want an aggressive tire at least 33" tall.

History

This trail was formerly named Negro Hollow Trail and may appear under this name on older maps.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Jon Tirrell
Dec 30, 2023
2001 Jeep Cherokee
Open
Muddy/Wet
Trail looked as I remember it from approximately 1 year ago. Had no trouble getting through, even the stock JK Saraha with us had no trouble.
Derek Wallace
Sep 27, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Dillon Covalt
Jul 17, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Marshall Seigle
Jul 05, 2023
2018 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal

Access Description

Approach from Stony Run Road to make this trail a climb. Approach from Buffalo Flat road to run it as a descent.

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