11.5 miles
Distance
1,029 ft
Climb
-1,028 ft
Descent
2,071 ft
High Point

This is a staple loop of the area typically run in the direction of up Bear Meadows Rd, left up Corner Rd to Dylan's Path to the Beer Tap, across the ridge (Tussey Mountain Trail) and back down Lornberger

Detailed Description
Beer Tap - Ridge Loop is a 12 mile popular intermediate route located near State College Pennsylvania. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 1,029 ft with a max elevation of 2,071 ft then descends -1,028 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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melissaalvarez (Apr 21, 2021 at 4:13)
Technical trail due to the amount of rocks but it’s definitely doable. If you are exploring and not sure about the difficulty of the trail, no worries... you can walk the sections that you find most difficult. It has about 2 larger rock gardens that I found challenging.
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coreydickman NMBA (Jan 24, 2021 at 7:57)
Consider alternate routes during thaw conditions in spring. This trail is heavily used by drains poorly in the flat spots.
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coreydickman NMBA (May 11, 2020 at 6:22)
Open again. This trail closes for a week or 2 during freeze-thaw condition. Some sections are flat and have poor drainage, but is heavily used by beginners and most users to return to Galbraith lot.
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Jtb226 (Jun 12, 2019 at 7:20)
Start of the trail ha some rock gardens but totally rideable. Easily walkable for beginners. Pretty flowy otherwise. Switchbacks near the end are pretty tight. The “Yellow Brick Road” at the end is really fun but would be pretty intimidating for a beginner.
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kpears (Apr 14, 2019 at 21:33)
Closed indefinitely as of April 2019
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    43
More Stats for Beer Tap - Ridge Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,333 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,334 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,332 ft
  • Grade max
    -22.9%
  • Grade min
    21.1%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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