Bald Knob & The Laurels Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,891' 576 m
Descent: -1,889' -576 m
High: 2,414' 736 m
Low: 1,337' 408 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
Popular rides nearby
Shingletown Gap 10
9.3 mi 15.0 km • Loop • 1,096 ft Ascent 334.01 m Ascent
Penn Roosevelt Meander - 22
22.6 mi 36.4 km • Loop • 2,782 ft Ascent 848.08 m Ascent
Greenwood Furnace 13
13.3 mi 21.5 km • Loop • 1,512 ft Ascent 460.81 m Ascent
Bull Hollow Loop
16.7 mi 26.8 km • Loop • 1,628 ft Ascent 496.11 m Ascent
19.7 mi 31.7 km • Loop • 1,923 ft Ascent 586.09 m Ascent
Raystown Deer Trails and Hydro Loop
9.0 mi 14.5 km • Loop • 768 ft Ascent 233.97 m Ascent
“A great local loop that encompasses 4 of the more technical trails close to Galbraith parking area.”— Isa Clydesdale
Climb Laurel Run Rd up and over the top taking the left just over the crest onto Little Flat Fire Tower Rd. Climb this all the way up to the fire tower. Just as you reach the fire tower, the entrance to New Laurel Run Trail will be on your right. Go in here and you'll have a short flat area before you start descending along the old telephone poles. At one point, the trail will turn left and become a series of switchbacks through the rock gardens down to Laurel Run Rd.
Make a right and climb back up to Little Flat Fire Tower Rd, make a right and continue climbing as before only this time, instead of going around the gate, make a left onto Old Laurel Run Trail. Prepare for a rock garden bonanza on the fast downhill to the entrance to Three Bridges Trail. Make the right onto Three Bridges Trail and follow this to Lonberger Trail, making the hard left onto the Lonberger Path reroute and down the "yellow brick rd." Cross over Laurel Run Rd and continue down Galbraith Gap Trail to bring you back to the parking lot.
Biked this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed, History & Background
Local Club: Nittany Mountain Biking Association
May 5, 2019: Trail Love
Mar 18, 2019: Improve your Mountain Biking Skills!
Land Manager: DCNR - Rothrock District