Bear Meadows/Mid State Trail Loop
ElevationAscent: 847' 258 m
Descent: -846' -258 m
High: 2,418' 737 m
Low: 1,816' 554 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)
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“Scenic overlooks, rocky ridges, peaceful marshes, and windswept pines.”— Jared Yarnall-Schane
The first section of the trail is usually very wet (wear waterproof boots!), as you start circling the marsh.
You'll then turn left onto Gettis Trail, which marks the beginning of a steep ascent. You'll eventually meet up with the Mid-State Trail. Make sure you turn right onto the trail. You'll stay on the Mid-State for a while, crossing a road and passing numerous offshoot trails. Eventually you'll end up on rocky ridge called Indian Wells. Stop and take in the view!
Continue on the Mid-State until you reach Kettle Trail on your right. Take the steep downhill trail (very steep, you might want trekking poles). At the bottom you'll come upon Lonberger Path. Turn right onto the trail, and this will eventually reach an access road. You are now back at one of the parking lots! Continue on the Jean Aron Path if you parked in the other lot.
Land Manager: PA DCNR - Rothrock State Forest