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Shingletown Loop

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7.0 Miles 11.3 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

799' 244 m

Ascent

-799' -243 m

Descent

2,154' 656 m

High

1,381' 421 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Unknown

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A rocky route, running along a small stream. This loop uses beautiful trails two miles from State College, PA.

Jared Yarnall-Schane

Overview

This hike starts at the Shingletown parking area and can be accessed from Mountain Road off of 45. Expect a sustained climb with some switchbacks, followed by an equally long descent through the forest.
Features: River/Creek — Views
Family Friendly: Stay on the Lower Trail with your kids, or those that may not be able to make it uphill.
Dogs: Off-leash

Need to Know

There is a small stream crossing, and sections of the trail can be very rocky.

Description

This is a relatively easy loop. Start on the Lower Trail and travel alongside a small stream, with tunnels of rhododendron. Eventually, turn left onto Maguire Trail and switchback uphill to the Bald Knob Ridge Trail. Turn right on that trail enjoying the varying landscapes before topping out just under four miles from the start.

Then turn right onto the Green Shoot trail connector. You'll exit that trail and turn right onto Lower Trail to go back to the access point.

Make sure you take a moment to listen to the babbling water, and soak in the scent of the hemlock and pine trees that surround you. You'll even pass the ruins of an old stone house or mill!

Flora & Fauna

Mountain laurel is abundant when first entering at Shingletown.

Contacts

Land Manager: DCNR - Rothrock District

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