Looking for a great trail in Greenwood Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, views trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Greenwood Furnace State Park ranging from 2.3 to 5.3 miles and from 977 to 2,103 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Huntingdon County, historic Greenwood Furnace State Park offers a unique recreational experience. The park is on the western edge of an area of Central Pennsylvania known as the Seven Mountains. It is an area of rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, breathtaking vistas and peaceful solitude. The park covers 423 acres, including a six-acre lake, and is surrounded by an 80,000-acre block of Rothrock State Forest. The park office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday year-round, and daily during the summer season. A walk through historic Greenwood Furnace evokes images of the community that flourished here from 1834 to 1904. Greenwood Furnace was a busy industrial complex, with all the noise and dirt of a 19th century ironmaking community. The village throbbed with life: the roaring of furnace stacks, the shouts of the workmen, the hissing of the steam engine, the creaking of wagons loaded with charcoal, and the cast house whistle signaling another pour of molten iron. The furnaces were hot (3,000 degrees Fahrenheit) and cast clouds of smoke and cinders into the air, which rained down on grass, people, livestock and buildings, rendering everything sooty and gray. At night, the fires red glow lit the sky, probably allowing residents to walk about without lanterns. Greenwood Furnace was a village built around an inferno.

Awesome furnace, nice scenery, totally recommend. Take a detour to visit the “beach,” haha

Nice trail with full tree coverage. We didn’t make it all the way to the top at greenwood tower due to incoming rain. This is 1000+ ft of elevation change, so be ready. Would hike again.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

This is only a section of the 84 mile long trail showing between Greenwood Furnace State Park and Rt. 655. For complete maps, visit the SST Club's website at https://www.standingstonetrail.org/.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Standing Stone Trail is actually an 80 mile setion of the Great Eastern Trail, connecting the Tuscarora Trail at Cowens Gap with the Mid-state Trail at Detweiler Run, north of Alan Seeger.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Nice Climb with beautiful scenery in a mild sunny February afternoon.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Starting at Turkey Hill Road South of Greenwood Furnace State Park & Pole Trail. We hiked up the Pole Trail to the SST. We walked along the ridge passing a couple of small vistas untill we came to Little Vista. This part of the trail was quite rocky and uneven. Nothing that good hiking shoes can't handle. From Little Vista the trail improve a lot. Still rocky but the rocks, and let me say boulder, were placed and fitted together for easy walking along with stairs where needed. After Little Vista we passed, and stopped at, Willies Window, The Wall, Saussers Stone Pile Vista, & Stone Mountain Hawk Watch. These last two can be easily accessed from Allensville Rd Parking Area. Just a 1/4 mile from the Hawk Watch. We ended the hike a mile and a half down the trail at Frew Road. See my post and photos on my profile

Sunday, March 06, 2016

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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

Sunday, May 26, 2013

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!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

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.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

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!

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