3 miles
Distance
74 ft
Climb
-672 ft
Descent
00:21:27
Avg time

Lower Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Galbraith Gap
    State College, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    All Year
  • Global Ranking
    #38178 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

Beautiful singletrack trail that gently climbs out of the heart of Shingletown along Roaring run stream. Mt laurel blooms in the spring around June.

Part of the IMBA Epic - Rothrock Trailmix

Access Info

Off Laurel Run Rd, From the Shingletown Gap trail head of midway from Maguire Trail or Charcoal Flats trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -599 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,339 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,938 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,938 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,339 ft
  • Grade
    -3.965%
  • Grade max
    -24.53%
  • Grade min
    16.061%
  • Distance climb
    1,615 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,756 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:03
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Status:
on Mar 24, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to lower-trail-21259 trailhead (40.751451, -77.773038)
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      Lower Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Mar 24, 2018 @ 10:00am
      Mar 24, 2018
      Mar 24, 2018 @ 9:45am
      Mar 24, 2018
      Cleared soon to fall snag
      Mar 24, 2018 @ 9:38am
      Mar 24, 2018
      Cleared tree
      Mar 24, 2018 @ 9:36am
      Mar 24, 2018
      Found bifocals - they are hanging in the tree at these coordinates
      Mar 17, 2018 @ 8:03am
      Mar 17, 2018
      Knee high tree down
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 137 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Mar 24, 2018 @ 9:47am
      Mar 24, 2018
      Lower Trail, Bellefonte
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      Dec 3, 2014 @ 6:28am
      Dec 3, 2014
      Lower Trail, State College
      166 |
      Dec 3, 2014 @ 6:28am
      Dec 3, 2014
      Lower Trail, State College
      185 |
      Dec 3, 2014 @ 6:28am
      Dec 3, 2014
      Lower Trail, State College

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      2 Gaps 2 Ridges
      34 miles
      Rothrock TrailMix (IMBA Epic)
      35 miles
      Bald Knob & the Laurels Loop
      13 miles
      Galbraith Gap 8
      19 miles

      Trail Products

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag phrogfella (Sep 21, 2017 at 18:48)
       Don't be deceived by the intermediate difficulty rating. The lower portion of the trail from Shingletown Gap to Bald Knob Ridge / Jaunt is "Most Difficult" with one section being a practically unrideable rock garden. One of the last trails in Rothrock to dry out after a rain and thaw out at the end of the winter, which keeps the rocks slick.
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