If anyone lives in or near Cranberry TWP this is a cool little known local place to ride.
<-- google maps
It is of dubious legality
and I take no responsibility for you using the area
I would never suggest taking the group to this area. I can't stress enough that it is at your own risk!
It is well used by the locals. I always see fresh dog tracks and footprints when I am back there. Also I often see or hear the ATVs and I see them parked in many of the yards in developments that i pass when using the trails. I even see a mountain biker now and again. (though rarely).
The trails through the woods here connect many of the developments. I run these trails with my dogs on a weekly basis and have mountain biked back there many times as well, never had a problem.
The trails are pretty wide ATV type stuff but can be challenging due to the massive ruts the ATV tires put in them. Also the puddles look innocent enough but sometimes are a few feet deep, so stick to the edge of ANY puddle or you might flip over your handlebars (not that I have done that
How to get there
Park behind Target on 228 and make a left on the road that runs behind target.
When you hit a stop sign make a right and proceed up a dirt road. Eventually you will enter what appears to be a dump or sorts. You shouldn't have much trouble finding all of the trails that go around this area. There are lots of jumps and cool little things everywhere. There is a trail that veers off to the left into the woods. The map above covers 4+ miles but there are many other trails I haven't been on.
On the GPS above I enter through the rear of a development. I only do this when on foot. On the bike please use the dirt road.
Its a nice place to go if you want a quick run or ride without having to drive 20+ minutes to get to a park.