Best Trails near Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

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on Sausser's Stone Pile, Sta...
2 months ago

We never got to stassers stone pile as there was no signage and it didn't appear on map, we did get to hawk watch but a rattlesnake forced us to turn around...

on Sausser's Stone Pile, Sta...
3 months ago

backpacking

Amazing views

on Sausser's Stone Pile, Sta...
5 months ago

Great views! Easy hike

on Standing Stone Trail
5 months ago

Love hiking this trail. Beautiful views, and plenty of wildlife to see

on Standing Stone Trail
10 months ago

hiking

14 March 2016
Finally got around to hiking this trail again. We did the Stone Valley Vista loop and it was incredible! The view was breathtaking (almost 180 degrees). We got to watch birds of prey soar on the currents right in front of us. So worth the hike! We started from the SST trailhead in Greenwood Furnace and made a right towards Stone Valley Vista. It feels like much more than the one mile the signs claim it is. After enjoying the view, we continued down the orange-blazed trail, eventually making a right onto the yellow-blazed Turkey Trail. We followed that down to the road and took Turkey Hill Road back into Greenwood Furnace.

10 October 2015
A friend and I hiked part of this trail yesterday and encountered a big dog/cat of some sort less than a quarter mile from Stone Valley Vista, approximately 3 miles from the trailhead in Greenwood Furnace. It growled at us twice from somewhere off the trail to our left. It sounded very much like a wolf. We did not see it but needless to say turned around and made great time back to the parking lot. Though we're bummed we didn't get to see the view from the top, we can't say we'll be returning anytime this weekend to finish our hike. The trail was beautiful and I'll gladly do this hike again, but definitely not without bear spray and a knife.

on Standing Stone Trail
2 years ago

hiking

Long, full day trails in the area. Some areas include steep incline. Generally moderate hiking, but some areas more difficult.

on Standing Stone Trail
2 years ago

hiking

There was a group of us who started out on an early saturday morning, parked some cars in allensville and some others at the bottom of the thousand steps in huntington. We all started the trail leading to the top of allensville mountain, discovering there was alot of vistas, neat little places to stop and explore, such as the great boulders we walked through and climbed on along the way, firemans tower, awesome scenery and the climb up Jacks mountain makes for a nice challenge of a cardio workout if your into that. Jacks mountain is a straight stretch from bottom to top and gets quiet steep. But what a feeling of achievement once completed. With all being said it was a super awesome hike, not easy but a great one to say you accomplished. We however accomplished it within a days time, being rushed and pushing ourselves the whole way through. I think its a hike that should be done overnight to get to enjoy every moment of the trails

on Standing Stone Trail
3 years ago

hiking

Well marked trail with many great vistas. Completed it in one day but if I had the chance to do it again I would made a weekend of it in order to explore and climb the many rock formations along the trail. Very rocky and difficult terrain on the first ten miles last half is a little more tame. Get a good sturdy pair of boots and watch out for the snakes. Bring lots of water containers or a filter, not many places to fill up. Great time!

on Standing Stone Trail
4 years ago

hiking

Nice trail for a weekend backpacking trip. I would give yourself three days so you can really enjoy the scenery and vistas. This part of the Standing Stone trail is very rocky and can be slow going at times but well worth it just for the views. BEWARE of the ticks. My dad and I had a constant battle with them. Make sure to bring your OFF. There are not any water sources for the first 8 miles when leaving Greenwood Furnace. Be sure to pack plenty of water. There are really no places to camp either in the first 8 miles. Give yourself plenty of time the first day until you get down off the ridge.

on Sausser's Stone Pile, Standing Ston...
4 years ago

hiking

Our Scout group took this hike. The trail runs along the top of Stone Mountain. We started at Stone Mountain Hawk Watch and hiked to Sausser's Stone Pile. The trail was clearly marked and well taken care of. It is very rocky and I should have worn better hiking boots. The views from the lookouts are beautiful. The boys want to hike the trail next year, from the Hawk Watch to Greenwood Furnace State Park. We also hiked the trails in Greenwood Furnace State Park, which is a great historical park.

on Greenwood Furnace State P...
5 years ago

camping

This is most likely the most educating state park in PA's system. A full schedule of educational and informative programs throughout the year, fun for all ages. A great beach and picnic area and pavillions to rent for special occasions. There are many trails to choose from, for the novice to the thru-hiker. Hikes from around the lake to spurs that connect to the Mid State Trail, (over 200 miles), or the Standing Stone Trail, (just over 70 miles). Camping is available for primitive or small campers or do as my wife and I did, Backpack to the Mid State trail, via the Fire Tower trail and camp out in Rothrock State Forest. The lake is stocked with trout throughout the year but let me give a word of advice. The feeder stream is some of the best native trout fishing in all of PA and for some reason not many people know it!