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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +821/ -282 ft
Total: 32 riders

Mountain Biking Cowbell Hollow

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#31 of 294 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#1,501 in the world

Head back out White Deer Creek Road toward McCall Dam State Park. Make a right onto Cooper Mill Road and climb the hill. You will come to the opposite end of Cowbell Hollow from which you parked. Head right on Cowbell Hollow. It will dump you out behind the cabin that you parked in front of.

The down hill on the side of the cabin is very rocky but this trail is pretty awsome even if you don't like the rocky stuff.

First added by jlpXC on Nov 13, 2005. Last updated May 3, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From R.B. Winter State Park take McCall Dam Road out to McCall Dam State Park and make a right onto White Deer Creek Road. While heading this way notice Cooper Mill Road you will be heading back this way to go up Cooper Mill. When you get to a Y go left and park near the Cabin driveway at the Cowbell Hollow Trail sign.
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  • Scott_Primrose

    Actually, if you park at the coordinates at Nittany MT RD, you can take Top Mountain Trail to Coopers Mill RD. Top Mountain is very challenging with it's many rock gardens which will cause some hike-a-bike. There is a great scenic vista though! Take Cooper's Mill to Cowbell Hollow trailhead. After reaching the cabin, you can ride back to your car. Great Ride!!

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  • ChipMarr

    Did a loop a few weeks ago. Cowbell along w Duncan Trail. Good ride but not great. Cowbell was cut wider for horses. More fun when it's tight.

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  • ChipMarr

    Always a fun ride. Park @ intersection of white deer & cooper mill roads. Ride .8 miles up the hill / gravel road turn right. Good single track. Nothing to hard. Careful on the 2 bridges toward the end of trail. Be sure to take the proper angle. Back up the gravel road to car. 6 mile trip.

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  • Scott_Primrose

    The only thing that would make this trail better would be if it was longer! Don't park where the GPS coordinates bring you on Nittany Mountain. Park near where Running Gap and White Deer Creek Roads intersect. There is a cabin at the trail head off White Deer. If you start there and go back along the gravel road to Cooper Mill to the other end of the trail, it may give you an overall better ride. It starts uphill then it is mostly downhill back to the cabin. Great secluded ride through the forest. Some rocks, but not impassible like some of the other local trails. Enjoy! I sure did.

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  • Hdpearson13

    Fun for a short afternoon of riding. Fun short downhills.

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  • gcorn94

    We parked of White Deer Creek Road just east of Cooper Mill road. Climbed the hill up Cooper Mill and headed right (east) on Cowbell Hollow. When we got to cabin at the end of the trail we decided to go back (west) on Cowbell Hollow again. A lot more challenging going west, but still had a good ride. Really fun trail with a fast down hills going east.

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