16.4 miles
Distance
1,864 ft
Climb
-1,879 ft
Descent
1,756 ft
High Point

16 mile loop from the Shale pit

Detailed Description
Coopers 16 is a 16 mile moderately popular expert 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 24 trails. This route climbs 1,864 ft with a max elevation of 1,756 ft then descends -1,879 ft.
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28 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 17:37)
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 17:37)
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 17:30)
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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richjh213 FC NEMBA (May 18, 2021 at 9:26)
Should add the viewpoint to the trail. 300 ft walk off the upper part of the trail.
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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 (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 (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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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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bee33 (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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bee33 (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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bee33 (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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bee33 (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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bee33 (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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bee33 (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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bee33 (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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bee33 (Aug 12, 2020 at 17:32)
A challenging but doable climb. I actually enjoy it.
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bee33 (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 10:12)
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 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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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Coopers 16 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,143 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,164 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,152 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -56.6%
  • Grade min
    33.4%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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