3 miles
291 ft
-909 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Coopers Gap
    State College, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All Year
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

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 upper portion

From Kettle this is a slow climb through the odd small rock garden past the turn off to Pigpile Trail before a fast descent to Flat Rd. Watch the right hand turn that is 90 degrees. At the bottom the trail takes another sharp right just before Flat Rd and parallels the road to end and comes out on the turnaround at the gate to Flat Road Trail and the entrance to Sass-XX

This is normally only done in this direction, the climb is to steep up from Flat Rd.

Access Info

Off Kettle Rd

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sassafras Trail-(upper) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -618 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,480 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,327 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,132 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,514 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,052 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
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on Apr 10, 2017
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sassafras-trail-upper-22184 trailhead (40.678255, -77.698660)
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Sassafras... Trail Reports

Apr 10, 2017 @ 5:20am
Apr 10, 2017
Trees down and one branch mess
Sep 28, 2016 @ 9:29am
Sep 28, 2016
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