21 miles
3,017 ft
-3,018 ft
2,384 ft
High Point

This is a 21 mile meander starting from Penn Roosevelt State Park. Starts of with a gradual climb out of the park up Thickhead Mtn Rd Trail to Detweiler Run Trail. Making the left onto Detweiler Run you then get to enjoy a fast 3 mile descent to Bear Meadows Rd. Climb up the 1.5 miles to through the switchbacks to the top of Bear Meadows Rd before dropping down the other side going past the monument to Tuxedo Trail. Now the fun begins. Climb Tuxedo, drop down and across Kettle and begin your jaunt across Tussey Mountain Trail to the infamous Beer Tap. From the Beer Tap drop down Tussey Mountain Extension Trail. You are looking for the second left onto Leniency Trail, not far past the first on, continue descending Leniency before taking Bailout Trail that will dump you onto Treaster Kettle Rd. Go right on Treaster Kettle for just short of a mile before going left onto Thickhead Mtn Rd. This mark the slow start to the climb that will take you up and over Thickhead Mountain, up the "wall" as the locals' know it, and back to Penn Roosevelt.

Local Trail Association
Nittany Mountain Bike Association (nittanymba.org)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!


Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Penn Roosevelt 21 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,312 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,631 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,630 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,510 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Turkey day 2016
Turkey day 2016
0:24 | 88 | comments: 0 | favs:
Nov 28, 2016
Kelly & Perry on Turkey day ride

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Tussey Mountain Trail
Sep 2, 2018 @ 9:16am
Sep 2, 2018
all clear reporter
Leniency Trail
Jun 2, 2018 @ 7:51am
Jun 2, 2018
Bailout Trail
May 12, 2018 @ 2:47pm
May 12, 2018
Detweiler Run Trail
Sep 26, 2017 @ 6:09am
Sep 26, 2017
Bear Meadows Rd
Sep 26, 2017 @ 6:09am
Sep 26, 2017
more reports »
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.