23.8 miles
Distance
2,427 ft
Climb
-2,440 ft
Descent
2,287 ft
High Point

BEMBA, NMBA, FOCG'ers, RMBA day in Coopers Gap

This is the 18-24 mile loop. 18 if you cut off Chestnut Spring & Dutch Alvin and turn in on Peep right after Chicken Peter

Detailed Description
BembaNmbaFocgRmba - 18-24 is a 24 mile popular expert route located near State College Pennsylvania. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 2,427 ft with a max elevation of 2,287 ft then descends -2,440 ft.
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17 Reviews & Comments

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CPeris (May 16, 2022 at 17:40)
Fun and challenging rock gardens. Kept me on my toes! Chose your line carefully!
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CPeris (May 16, 2022 at 17:37)
Just a beautiful area of Rothrock! with a fun trail. Good flow, and had a blast riding with my friend on the dueling down hill section...
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CPeris (May 16, 2022 at 17:30)
Wow! What a fun trail both directions! It's rocky at spots but well placed rocks. Just follow the rock armor, it's intentionally laid to keep you going! Sure does beat the gravel road!
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CPeris (May 16, 2022 at 17:27)
Trail Dutch Alvin
Rode it both ways today and it's a fun, flowing trail either way. Nice reroute. Did see some bear scat and a couple turkeys!
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CodyFishel (May 24, 2021 at 22:39)
Pretty fun trail, but man is some of it STEEP
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yoimaninja (May 19, 2021 at 6:36)
Trail Sass-XX
This trail is well worth the climb up Flat Rd. Nice, fast, and flowy for the majority of it with not too many rocks or roots. Unlike many of the trails in Rothrock! Towards the end it does get a bit more "technical" but nothing too bad and gravity's on your side.
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yoimaninja (May 18, 2021 at 5:32)
Trail starts of a little slow in direction shown and seems uneventful. But it picks up speed and gets more fun with flowy descents and turns through some rock gardens and roots.
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yoimaninja (Aug 16, 2020 at 15:33)
Trail Dutch Alvin
Starting from Chestnut Spring, ride this down and pair with Brush Ridge Extension. Makes for a fun really long, flowy downhill!
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Bree33 (Aug 12, 2020 at 17:43)
I like this trail as part of a quick loop riding in the opposite direction.
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Bree33 (Aug 12, 2020 at 17:35)
I love this descent. Turn left on to brush ridge and then keep going down, cross the gravel, and go down some more on extension.
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Bree33 (Aug 12, 2020 at 17:33)
I usually ride this in the opposite direction - easier rock gardens than most of rothrock but still interesting
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Bree33 (Aug 12, 2020 at 17:31)
Fun rock gardens
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Jtb226 (Aug 18, 2019 at 10:12)
Pretty tough climb from Cooper's Gap Rd, but a fun downhill on the other side.
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Jtb226 (Aug 18, 2019 at 10:08)
Trail Dutch Alvin
Rode this as a climb from upper entrance. Not too bad of a climb, but challenging in spots. Would be pretty fun downhill.
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Jtb226 (Aug 18, 2019 at 10:06)
Pretty rocky on the eastern side. Western side is less rocky but still has a couple chunky sections. Found this trail tougher than Lingle Valley, even though Lingle Valley is rated black (probably for the one steep downhill section).
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rmchirico (Apr 29, 2019 at 18:54)
Awesome winding singletrack with Rock gardens. Super fun!
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Saclydesdale NMBA (Jun 27, 2016 at 8:05)
This took about 3.5 hrs total, 2.5 or actual riding with a large group of about 15 people to complete
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for BembaNmbaFocgRmba - 18-24 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,156 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,401 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,388 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -33.1%
  • Grade min
    57.9%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Sassafras Trail-(upper)
Sep 2, 2022 @ 4:39pm
Sep 2, 2022
Upper part (climb from kettle rd) needs a trim. The big tree on the DH is still there and there is a sagging set of branches after that that you can duck under.
Pigpile Trail
Jul 18, 2022 @ 8:55am
Jul 18, 2022
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail in 2 locations. North of gasline crossing. Both trees can be crossed after stopping.
Beautiful Trail
Jul 17, 2022 @ 6:46am
Jul 17, 2022
Sass-XX
Jul 17, 2022 @ 6:46am
Jul 17, 2022
Dutch Alvin
Jul 17, 2022 @ 6:46am
Jul 17, 2022
Running great!
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