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Recommended Routes in South Central PA - 34

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Favorite Exiting the tunnel
Easy/Intermediate

Pennsylvania Turnpike Abandoned Tunnels

17.6 mi 28.4 km 2,132' Up 649.82 m Up 2,131' Down 649.65 m Down

McConne…, PA
Favorite Indian Wells Vista
Difficult

Bear Meadows/Mid State Trail Loop

7.4 mi 11.8 km 847' Up 258.23 m Up 846' Down 257.98 m Down

Boalsburg, PA
Favorite The Flat Rock Trail delivers a bird's eye view of the cumberland valley that's worth the climb.
Intermediate/Difficult

Flat Rock Trail

4.2 mi 6.8 km 1,313' Up 400.26 m Up 1,313' Down 400.16 m Down

Newville, PA
Favorite Stone steps leading up mountain.
Difficult

Thousand Steps to Ledge Quarry

2.6 mi 4.1 km 968' Up 295.19 m Up 968' Down 294.91 m Down

Mount U…, PA
Favorite An ascent along the Big Mountain Trail is not without its share of leaf-covered rocks.
Difficult

Dark Woods / Big Mountain Loop

4.0 mi 6.5 km 310' Up 94.45 m Up 310' Down 94.51 m Down

Ashland, PA
Favorite Indian Wells Vista
Difficult

Mid State Trail (MST)

325.1 mi 523.2 km 45,161' Up 13765 m Up 44,599' Down 13593.7 m Down

Bedford, PA
Favorite A short bamboo tunnel.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mason Dixon Trail: Lock 12 Shuttle

5.1 mi 8.2 km 993' Up 302.63 m Up 446' Down 136.09 m Down

Airville, PA
Favorite Foggy day along trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sand Spring Loop

5.1 mi 8.2 km 877' Up 267.16 m Up 892' Down 271.98 m Down

Lake Wy…, PA
Favorite Egret in Wildwood Lake.
Easy/Intermediate

Towpath Trail

2.2 mi 3.6 km 10' Up 3.01 m Up 10' Down 3.02 m Down

Marysville, PA

South Central PA Hiking

  • 1,470 Miles 2,366 Kilometers of Trail
  • 36 Recommended Routes
  • 166 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 256 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 72 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in South Central PA - 458

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4.2 mi 6.8 km #1Tussey Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Boalsburg, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Boalsburg, PA
17.8 mi 28.7 km #2AT: Cumberland Valley A.T. Club (PA)
Easy/Intermediate
Boiling Springs, PA
Easy/Intermediate
Boiling Springs, PA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #3Thousand Steps Trail
Difficult
Mount Union, PA
Difficult
Mount Union, PA
3.3 mi 5.4 km #4Lonberger Path
Intermediate/Difficult
Boalsburg, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Boalsburg, PA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #5Alan Seeger Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Boalsburg, PA
Easy/Intermediate
Boalsburg, PA
15.1 mi 24.2 km #6MST - Section 8
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Grove Mills, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Grove Mills, PA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #7Ram Hill Trail
Intermediate
Scotland, PA
Intermediate
Scotland, PA
2.5 mi 4.1 km #8Bear Meadows Loop
Intermediate
Boalsburg, PA
Intermediate
Boalsburg, PA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #9Little Mountain Trail
Difficult
Middleburg, PA
Difficult
Middleburg, PA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #10Detweiler Run Rd.
Easy
Boalsburg, PA
Easy
Boalsburg, PA

Photos of South Central PA - 244

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David's Vista on Jackson Trail, photo credit Tim Hackett
Dec 19, 2017 near Pine Gr…, PA
Hiking Sunset Rocks and the Appalachian Trail - Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux State Forest
Nov 25, 2019 near Shippen…, PA
Bog boardwalk on the Moss-Hanne Trail
Nov 24, 2015 near Philips…, PA
Indian Wells Vista
Nov 5, 2018 near Boalsburg, PA
Stone steps leading up mountain.
Jan 21, 2018 near Mount U…, PA
Late summer wildflowers grace the Chestnut Grove Natural Area.
Jan 2, 2017 near Conestoga, PA
Egret in Wildwood Lake.
Sep 4, 2015 near Harrisburg, PA
Foggy day along trail.
Apr 7, 2019 near Lake Wy…, PA