4.1 miles
Distance
458 ft
Climb
-306 ft
Descent
00:51:43
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Tussey Mountain Trail
  • http://nittanymba.org/
    since 1997
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith Gap
    State College, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #11358 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #32119 in E-Biking
    • #36777 in Trail Running
    • #86090 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

Tussey Mountain Trail is one of the best and well know trails in Rothrock. It offers great views and great ridge riding. A must do trail. Known to the locals as the Ridge.

You can ride it as an out and back starting from Bear Meadows Rd off Kettle Trail or from Bear Meadows Road. Ride past the Beer tap it loops back to the tap - Beer Tap Loop. Or you can continue down The Tussey Mountain Extension Trail for more singletrack bliss.

Access Info

You can ride it as an out and back starting from Bear Meadows Road off Kettle Trail or directly from Bear Meadows Road

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Tussey Mountain Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    151 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,869 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,079 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,869 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,021 ft
  • Grade
    0.7%
  • Grade max
    -32.1%
  • Grade min
    23.7%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    4,236 ft
  • Avg time
    00:51:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:50:45
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Status:
on Nov 7, 2021
Avg: 4.5 (12 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Tussey Mountain... Trail Reports

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      Nov 7, 2021 @ 7:12am
      Nov 7, 2021
      reporter
      Sep 22, 2021 @ 8:35am
      Sep 22, 2021
      Cleared branches, logs, rebuilt ramp. Tree near Beer Tap that was too big for hand saw. 4 strong guys might be able to push it off trail.
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 8:04am
      Sep 18, 2021
      Tree down not far in from Dylan’s
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 2:30pm
      Jul 23, 2021
      Tree down near kettle
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 7:06am
      Jul 15, 2021
      Ridge from kettle to the top (overlooky rock) really needs a trim, and a couple small trees are down. From Kettle to the road (Tuxedo) there are a...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 125 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 619 rides
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      Photos

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      37 |
      Dec 1, 2020 @ 9:41pm
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      Nov 29, 2020 @ 9:33am
      Nov 29, 2020
      128 |
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Apr 21, 2019
      745 |
      Apr 14, 2016 @ 8:35am
      Apr 14, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      NMBA - Tussey Ridge Loop
      10 miles
      Beer Tap - Ridge Loop
      12 miles
      Rothrock TrailMix (IMBA Epic)
      35 miles
      2 Gaps 2 Ridges
      34 miles

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      melissaalvarez (Apr 21, 2021 at 4:13)
       Technical trail due to the amount of rocks but it’s definitely doable. If you are exploring and not sure about the difficulty of the trail, no worries... you can walk the sections that you find most difficult. It has about 2 larger rock gardens that I found challenging.
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      Videos

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      Tussey Mountain Trail - Rothrock State Forest, PA
      158 | Sep 14, 2020 , State College
      Rocks and Vistas - Tussey Mountain Trail - 8/2/19
      10:44 | 388 | Aug 8, 2019 , State College
      Turkey day 2016
      0:24 | 176 | Nov 28, 2016 , State College
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