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Chicken Peter

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 4.4 (8)

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


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Singletrack

1,636' 499 m

High

1,549' 472 m

Low

100' 30 m

Up

104' 32 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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

Shared By:

Frank Maguire

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  4.4 from 8 votes

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  4.4 from 8 votes
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#165

in Pennsylvania

#6,254

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Beautiful Trail comes by its name honestly.
May 6, 2013 near Milroy, PA
A nice blend of rock gardens and singletrack make this trail a great start.
Oct 13, 2020 near Church…, PA

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Oct 10, 2020
Jeff Howard
dry and beautiful from the fall 1.6mi — 0h 30m
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
Isa Clydesdale
Aug 30, 2015
Isa Clydesdale
1.6mi
Aug 22, 2015
Isa Clydesdale