1.6 miles
766 ft
2,069 ft
High Point


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Summer - Fall - Winter
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For mapping purposes Sassafras is split into two sections; Sassafras Trail-(lower) which is from the Kettle Rd & Rag Hollow Rd intersection down to the Spencer Trail & Rag Hollow Rd intersection and Sassafras Trail-(upper) which is from the Kettle Rd up and over to Flat Rd. This is the lower portion

This trail is a great way to start and end your ride out of Green Wood Furnace State Park. The bottom section of Sassafras is steep and eroded and could use a re-route, but after 100 yards or so it gets better and is all climbable.

Sassafras Trail-(upper) continues on after you cross Rag Hollow road and ride up Kettle road about 200 yards on your right. After the intersection of Pigpile Trail, Sassafras Trail-(upper) continues on and will connect you with Sassafras XX.

Access Info

From Greenwood Furnace State Park off Rag Hollow Rd

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More Stats for Sassafras Trail-(lower) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    766 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,304 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,304 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,069 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.6 miles
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Jul 4, 2016 @ 5:30pm
Jul 4, 2016
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Sassafras Trail-(lower)

Routes with this trail

NMBA Greenwood Furnace 01
19.3 miles

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