Rothrock Trailmix Short Course. This can be done in reverse.
This is about a 2 hr loop for most intermediate riders and in the 90 minutes range for advanced riders.
It starts with a 2 mile climb up Laurel Run Rd, or you could climb Lonberger trail up the beautiful rock armored section taking a right at the top take a right onto three bridges trail, before reconnecting with Laurel Run Rd. Turn right onto Bald Knob Ridge Trail for a short distance, and then turn left onto Greenshoot Trail.
Initially you'll encounter rocks, rocks, and rocks, but the trail will smooth out as you climb. At the top of Greenshoot Trail, you'll make a left to rejoin Bald Knob trail – a rocky ridge trail with many tombstone style rocks. Your hard work will be rewarded as you begin your descent down Maguire Trail.
Turn left onto Lower Trail - the heart of Shingletown – and weave along Roaring Run stream. If you visit in the spring, the mountain laurel will take your breath away. Turn right onto Laurel Run Road and then take a left on the dirt road that lead to Little Flat Tower.
New Laurel Run Trail, an exhilarating technical descent, will be on your right. Turn left onto Laurel Run Road, descending for a mile, then take a left and head up, up, up Bear Gap Road where you can stop for water and enjoy the view! Turn left on to Gettis Ridge Rd and just over a mile later left again to fly down North Meadows Rd. Or you can pause to take in the view at the Bear Meadows vista
At the bottom of North Meadows Rd you make the left onto Upper Lonberger trail. Upper Lonberger is your rocky and technical, but Lower Lonberger is fast and fun.
You'll be back to where you started your initial climb, enjoy your descent down to the parking lot.
Local Trail AssociationNittany Mountain Bike Association (nittanymba.org)
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More Stats for Trail Mix Short Course mountain bike route
Altitude min1,319 ft
Altitude start1,340 ft
Altitude end1,340 ft
Distance climb9.3 miles
Distance down8.6 miles
Distance flat4,913 ft
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