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blueBlack Chicken Peter

Trail

1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 112' 34 m
Descent: -118' -36 m
High: 1,636' 499 m
Low: 1,549' 472 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Frank Maguire

Proof that not taking the road is always the best option.

Frank Maguire

E-Bikes Allowed

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Description

Chicken Peter was built in 2007 as an alternative to Coopers Gap Road, connecting two very popular loops in the forest with some of the best contour trail in the forest. It works great in either direction, but the Eastern end has some of the most difficult rock features and tightest tree gaps of any place in the forest.

The trail connects several feed plots along Coopers Gap, so it's not uncommon to hear the buzz of swarms of honey bees working the apple trees in these clearings. Supposedly Rich Wertz, the trail builder, followed a bear's meanderings through the woods to come up with the layout.

Contacts

Land Manager: PA DCNR - Main Office

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May 20, 2019
Matt OBryan
Chicken Peter both ways 3.2mi — 1h 00m
May 11, 2019
Matt OBryan
Chicken Peter both ways 3.2mi — 1h 00m
Dec 24, 2017
Tony Moscatello
Oct 21, 2017
Ashley Euler
Jun 26, 2016
Neil Millar
Aug 30, 2015
Neil Millar
1.6mi
Aug 22, 2015
Neil Millar
Jun 21, 2014
Adam Wint

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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#205

in Pennsylvania

#6,516

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