Lower Trail is the main access point to all trails in the Shingletown Gap area. It begins at the parking area and follows Roaring Run for most of its length.
Not far from the trailhead, there is a mandatory hike-a-bike section. Rumor has it that someone once rode it cleanly, but mere mortals need not attempt. If the water is low enough or there is a rock bridge, it's sometimes possible to bypass the hike-a-bike section on the south side of the stream by riding (or hiking) across the stream and following a parallel trail.
About a mile in, the rocks become more sparce and the trail becomes less technical. At about 2 miles from the parking lot, the trail meets up with Sand Spring Trail and the Sand Spring campsite.
Parking Lot of Mountain Rd, or from Lower or Maguire trails
Local Trail AssociationNittany Mountain Bike Association (nittanymba.org)
More Stats for Lower Trail Connector mountain bike trail
Altitude change-347 ft
Altitude min1,343 ft
Altitude max1,690 ft
Altitude start1,690 ft
Altitude end1,343 ft
Distance climb969 ft
Distance down1.2 miles
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Lower Trail... Trail Reports
Mar 19, 2016 @ 11:58amMar 19, 2016
Apr 2, 2015 @ 6:49amApr 2, 2015
|Very thick ice pack - walked about 75%|
Mar 27, 2015 @ 9:46amMar 27, 2015
|Wet, soft & muddy - some snow patches|
Mar 27, 2015 @ 9:37amMar 27, 2015
|Ice covered and or muddy|
Nov 27, 2014 @ 1:06pmNov 27, 2014
Routes with this trail
|State College Gap Loop (Musser Shingletown)||15.0 miles|
|2 Gaps 2 Ridges||33.8 miles|
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