2 miles
Distance
766 ft
Climb
00:21:58
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Greenwood Furnace State Park
    State College, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer - Fall - Winter
  • Global Ranking
    #26607 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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) 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
    9.003%
  • Grade max
    0.403%
  • Grade min
    26.545%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:21:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:51
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Status:
on Jul 4, 2016
Dry
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
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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  • Sight Sight
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Sassafras... Trail Reports

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

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