1 miles
Distance
22 ft
Climb
-630 ft
Descent
00:07:38
Avg time

Musser Gap Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Musser Gap
    State College, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All Year
  • Global Ranking
    #7334 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager

This starts at the parking area trailhead for Musser Gap, or you could ride there from downtown via the Musser Gap Greenway. It begins as a slow gentle climb on doubletrack before increasing in slope as the trail climbs. Once you cross the stream next to the two logs and bear left at the intersection with Frog Hollow Trail (no bikes allowed) the climbing begins in earnest. There is a very short steep section that takes you past where the old dam used to be before flattening out and you come to the intersection with Mountain Mist Trail. Bear left to follow Musser Gap Trail upto the second intersection with Mountain Mist Trail along the powerline. Musser Gap Trail does continue across Mountain Mist Trail, but at this point it is hiking only up to the Mid State Trail, also pretty much would be a hike-a-bike.

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More Stats for Musser Gap Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -608 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,146 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,753 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,753 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,146 ft
  • Grade max
    -24.148%
  • Grade min
    10.052%
  • Distance climb
    435 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    421 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:39
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Status:
on May 22, 2017
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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Directions to musser-gap-trail trailhead (40.739328, -77.846524)
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Musser Gap Trail Trail Reports

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May 22, 2017 @ 5:08am
May 22, 2017
Apr 5, 2015 @ 1:19pm
Apr 5, 2015
Apr 2, 2015 @ 6:49am
Apr 2, 2015
Ice covered past the old dam. Very muddy and wet along the powerline
Mar 27, 2015 @ 9:48am
Mar 27, 2015
Wet, soft and muddy - snow in patches
Nov 15, 2014 @ 4:41pm
Nov 15, 2014
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Oct 1, 2015 @ 12:47pm
Oct 1, 2015
Musser Gap Trail, State College
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Oct 1, 2015 @ 12:47pm
Oct 1, 2015
Musser Gap Trail, State College
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Oct 1, 2015 @ 12:27pm
Oct 1, 2015
Musser Gap Trail, State College
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Dec 17, 2014 @ 2:12pm
Dec 17, 2014
Musser Gap Trail, State College

Routes with this trail

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2 Gaps 2 Ridges
34 miles
State College Gap Loop (Musser Shingletown)
15 miles

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