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Purdue Mountain Loop (25.0 miles)

If you are looking for some climbing, but only have a couple of hours to spare, this is the ride for you. After heading towards the airport, you will bear north on Fillmore Road and climb Bald Eagle Mountain. After a run along the ridge, offering occasional and spectacular views of the Allegheny front, you will descend to and through picturesque Bellefonte. A second (lesser) climb up Seibert Road will get you on your way back to the University Park Campus.

 

Total

Distance

Leg

Distance

Action

Comment

0.0

0.0

R / S

Turn right out of visitor’s center onto Porter Road.  Cross Park Ave. immediately, road becomes Fox Hollow Road.

2.0

2.0

BR

Fox Hollow bends right and becomes Fox Hill Road

3.5

1.5

L

Turn left onto Fillmore Road

4.7

1.2

S

Cross 550 (Buffalo Run Road) and start climbing

6.8

2.1

R

At the stop sign, turn right onto Purdue Mountain Road.

12.5

5.7

BL

At the stop sign, bear left onto Valley View Road.  (Variation: turn right onto Valley View Road and ride back to Fillmore Road.)

12.8

0.3

BL / S

Bear left at the first intersection and then continue straight at the second on Upper Coleville Road

13.8

1.0

S

Cross Lamb Street.  A convenience store will be on your left.  The historic Gamble Mill Tavern will also be on your left.

14.0

0.1

L

Turn left on West High Street

14.0

0.0

R

Turn right on North Potter Street (just before RR tracks), which becomes Slaughterhouse Road.

15.3

1.3

S

Cross 550.

15.6

0.3

BR

Bear right onto Seibert Road and start climbing.

18.9

3.2

L

Turn left at the T onto Rock Road.

19.3

0.4

S

Pass through stop sign at Fox Hill Road and begin descent.  Note: sharp right turn at bottom.

21.9

2.6

R

At stop sign, turn right onto Houserville Road.

22.7

0.8

R

Right at Puddintown Road.

23.6

0.9

R

Right onto Orchard Road.

24.5

0.9

L

Left onto Park Ave.

24.9

0.4

L

Left onto Porter Road.

25.0

0.1

L

Left into visitor center’s parking lot!