2 miles
766 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Greenwood Furnace State Park
    State College, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Summer - Fall - Winter
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

For mapping purposes Sassafras is split into two sections; Sassafras Trail-(lower) which is from the Kettle Rd & Rag Hollow Rd intersection down to the Spencer Trail & Rag Hollow Rd intersection and Sassafras Trail-(upper) which is from the Kettle Rd up and over to Flat Rd. This is the lower portion

This trail is a great way to start and end your ride out of Green Wood Furnace State Park. The bottom section of Sassafras is steep and eroded and could use a re-route, but after 100 yards or so it gets better and is all climbable.

Sassafras Trail-(upper) continues on after you cross Rag Hollow road and ride up Kettle road about 200 yards on your right. After the intersection of Pigpile Trail, Sassafras Trail-(upper) continues on and will connect you with Sassafras XX.

Access Info

From Greenwood Furnace State Park off Rag Hollow Rd

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sassafras Trail-(lower) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    766 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,304 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,069 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,304 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,069 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 4, 2016
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sassafras-trail-lower-21253 trailhead (40.662480, -77.726270)
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Sassafras... Trail Reports

Jul 4, 2016 @ 5:30pm
Jul 4, 2016
Two trees down that require a dismount.
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Dec 3, 2014 @ 6:36am
Dec 3, 2014
Sassafras Trail-(lower)

Routes with this trail

NMBA Greenwood Furnace 01
19 miles
Grvl - Greenwood 25
26 miles

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