10.6 miles
1,367 ft
-1,366 ft
1,783 ft
High Point

A moderate to advanced 11ish mile loop in Galbraith Gap/Rothrock State forest. Gives a taste of some of the best trails in the area, particular in the southern half of Rothrock. These trails are significantly less "technical" and more flowy than those near Tussey. There are still plenty of tech sections though too so don't be completely fooled Most climbs are easy, utilizing the roads while saving the downhills for the fun and scenic singletrack.

Detailed Description
Cooper's Quick Loop is a 11 mile popular intermediate route located near State College Pennsylvania. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 1,367 ft with a max elevation of 1,783 ft then descends -1,366 ft.
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11 Reviews & Comments

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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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CPeris (May 16, 2022 at 17:24)
I've done both directions, but prefer the DH version. I can confirm it's very wet in spring!
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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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yoimaninja (Aug 16, 2020 at 15:29)
I dont think this would be very fun to go up, but sure was fun to go down!
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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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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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Jtb226 (Aug 18, 2019 at 9:59)
Loose, steep downhill followed by fast and flowy sections with a couple rock armored stream crossings. Really fun downhill. Climbing it would not be fun.


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More Stats for Cooper's Quick Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,142 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,153 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,152 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Brush Ridge Trail
Aug 9, 2022 @ 5:53am
Aug 9, 2022
brush cut with FOCGs
Dutch Alvin
Jul 17, 2022 @ 6:46am
Jul 17, 2022
Running great!
Chestnut Spring
Jun 29, 2022 @ 4:10am
Jun 29, 2022
Chicken Peter
Jun 29, 2022 @ 4:09am
Jun 29, 2022
Some infringing brush but not as much as other trails at the moment.
Lingle Valley Trail
Jan 3, 2022 @ 6:11am
Jan 3, 2022
A tree or two to get over and some BIG creek crossings due to all the rain. Road at end of trail out to conklin is in appalling shape.
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