3 miles
Distance
291 ft
Climb
-909 ft
Descent
00:38:23
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Coopers Gap
    State College, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Global Ranking
    #23551 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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) 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
    -44.988%
  • Grade min
    16.189%
  • Distance climb
    4,052 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:38:23
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Status:
on Apr 10, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 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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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • 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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  • 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
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      Sassafras... Trail Reports

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      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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