Explore the most popular trail running trails in Rothrock State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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1 month ago

Very rocky! Great views.

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1 month ago

Awesome hike, trail markers change from blue to yellow. We decided to make a loop with the Mid State Trail and that made for a much more challenging hike! Best hike I’ve done in PA so far!

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2 months ago

Trail should be rated moderate. Generally flat. If you like climbing amongst the rocks this trail has them. Returned on the MST back to Pine Grove.

Great elevation gain. have to really pay attention to white blazes.

You might breath very minty air near and around the strip for electrical power lines and tower.

No blazes ... relatively easy to follow trail ... cool little loop that takes you along some rock scrambles on the spine of the ridge ...

11 months ago

I hiked this trail out to where it hit the mid state trail, hiked it back on the mid state trail , beautiful views!

on Jackson Trail

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Extremely rocky trail but really nice views on both sides of the trail. Pretty flat and easy.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Good, trail was pretty rocky at around 1 mile in. Wear solid boots.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lower terminus starts at Bailey Gap Road just inside the state forest boundary. White blazes are used until the trail intersects the Stone Mountain Trail. After that red blazes are used. Without the blazes, the trail up the mountain side is difficult to follow. There is little in the way of a footpath. It is frequently rocky and steep. Once on the summit of Stone Mountain, the footpath is very evident. The trail continues to its upper terminus on Rag Hollow Road. The trail on the summit is relatively flat and easy going.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Trailhead: N 40 41.86', W 77 42.79'. Loop trail. Head SW past several hunting camps. Lingle Valley Trail really starts in the "backyard" of the second camp. You cross several small streams, but in rainy weather expect to get wet feet. The Lingle Valley part of the trail could use better marking, but reasonable terrain-reading skills will get you to Chestnut Spring Trail. About 1.5 miles from the trailhead. Follow that a few hundred feet west to where another trail intersects. I don't remember a marker, but the trail itself was easy to spot (heads north over a slight knob). This trail leads to Brush Ridge Trail, heading northeast around Otter Gap. After about 2 miles you reach the intersection of three trails - Brush Ridge, New Otter Gap, and Indian. Take Indian Trail southwest to the trailhead.

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