Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Best trails in Rothrock State Forest

1149 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Rothrock State Forest, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 67 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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. Ready for some activity? There are 32 moderate trails in Rothrock State Forest ranging from 1.2 to 12 miles and from 1,003 to 2,414 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Show more
Map of trails in Rothrock State Forest
Park information
Helpful links
Top trails (67)
#1 - Little Flat Fire Tower
Rothrock State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(121)
Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Little Flat Fire Tower is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boalsburg, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#2 - Old Lauren Run to Charcoal Flats to Spruce Gap Loop
Rothrock State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(30)
Length: 15.1 mi • Est. 8 h 40 m
Old Lauren Run to Charcoal Flats to Spruce Gap Loop is a 15.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficShow more
#3 - The Throne Room, Standing Stone Trail
Rothrock State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(54)
Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
The Throne Room, Standing Stone Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mapleton Depot, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. ThShow more
#4 - Colyer Lake Loop
Rothrock State Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(113)
Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Colyer Lake Loop is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#5 - Indian Steps to Tussey Fire Tower Ruins
Rothrock State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(76)
Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Indian Steps to Tussey Fire Tower Ruins is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near State College, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail ofShow more
#6 - Jackson Trail
Rothrock State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(51)
Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
Trailhead is a parking area just off PA 26, 2 miles south of Pine Grove Mills. The trail starts on the east side of the paved road. Blue blazes. Follows the ridgeline of Tussey Mountain northeast. Show more
#7 - Lonberger Path to Tussey Mountain Trail to Old Laurel Run Loop
Rothrock State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(39)
Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
Lonberger Path to Tussey Mountain Trail to Old Laurel Run Loop is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boalsburg, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated aShow more
#8 - Tussey Mountain Trail
Rothrock State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(47)
Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
Tussey Mountain Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hikShow more
#9 - Standing Stone Trail: Butler Knob to Throne Room
Rothrock State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(21)
Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
4 of the most stunning Vistas along the Standing Stone Trail, are in the two mile segment on Jacks Mountain from Butler Knob to the Throne Room. This makes for a moderate hike along the ridge without Show more
#10 - Downer, Red-White, and Lower Trail
Rothrock State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(42)
Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Downer, Red-White, and Lower Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near State College, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail iShow more
Showing results 1 - 10 of 67