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

hiking
bugs
11 days ago

Love hiking this trail. The view is beautiful at the top and feels like such an accomplishment!! I did find a tick on me when I got home so check yourselves people!

hiking
19 days ago

Nice afternoon hike if you're not looking to get too serious but need some outdoor time. Nice overlook of State College!

hiking
25 days ago

Maybe our favorite in the area. Once you get up the initial steep incline to the top, there are two main options to walk around the mountain, both offering access to great views. Scenic though more traffic than other trails in the area.

Great views, took my four kids, youngest 6. little climb at the beginning, the rest was a nice hike along the peak.

Nice hike. Suggest you start by going to the end of the parking lot and up the hill. That lets you return on the creekside part of the trail. There are a few trail intersections that show on the map, but I didn't see at all. When you get to the top of the hill, follow the gravel road to the right toward the water tower. That open part of the trail seems to be on the flight path for SCE, but with only a handful of flights each day, it's no big deal. Actually kind of cool to see a jet fly by.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Nice casual stroll down a wide gravel road next to a wide river. This spot is particularly convenient for a short outing in inclement weather.

great hike. nice loop for novices. there is one section that would be a little steep for some people, but the gravel trail is wide at that point and easy to navigate.

beware. we've seen porcupines on 2 separate occasions (much to the dismay of my friend's unleashed dog). they won't go after hikers, but will use their quills when cornered.

hiking
6 months ago

Ok hike I took the white trail up (the only hard part of the hike) then walked along the trail to station 10 where I switched to the blue trail and walked around the rim coming back again to the white trail by station 3. The hike after summiting at Station 2 was relatively easy and not very scenic. Only a couple of the overlooks gave good unobstructed views.

mountain biking
6 months ago

My son and I did six miles in this area and it is beautiful! The trails is easy and fun for the whole family, bring plenty of water.

This was a really nice stroll that began along the river and led us back to the parking lot. There were just a few areas where the trail could have been marked better, causing three wrong turns that were fixed by referencing this map. There was slight elevation gain almost half way where the trail moved away from the stream. This area was very buggy and I wish we had worn mosquito repellant! We were lucky to witness two descending planes fly directly above us while in the open field near a water-vessel-like tower. The last .5 miles was all downhill.

trail running
9 months ago

Lots of rocks and roots to navigate around. Would have been a great hike due to all the overlooks, but not ideal for trail running. Quite a few down trees, as well. Watch your step!

Hiking right next to river. Love it

hiking
11 months ago

Dont come early may if you like seeing leaves on trees. I hiked the blue trail. The views are alright, but mostly shrouded by trees. The trailhead is moderately steep, like your grandma couldnt do it, but your mom probably could. Relative to the Appalacian, this was kinda boring, but to a infrequent hiker, i’d give them a go ahead on this trail.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, March 12, 2018

Great outlooks! Not too long or difficult, but some nice hills too!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Well maintained and marked. Numerous outlooks.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

1st time I've hiked in yrs. Coming off the flu bug so started on the Blue trail. not as steep as the White trail. its a good beginners hike with decent outlooks

hiking
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I love this trail! Beautiful views and gives you an awesome workout! ❤

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rocky at first, very busy, nice and level at the top.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Great hike the long way around.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Great loop trail if you do both the Blue and White trail. Mt. Nittany has awesome top mountain views from different angles/ directions of the trails. This is one of my favorite trails as it is lengthy and provides different gradations of trail paths and challenges. It was super fun to take on with our two little girls (6 and 10 yrs. old). They were definitely, "Bawses!" Remember to pack protein power snacks and water for your little Bawses as both trails can take about 3 hours to complete.

hiking
Saturday, January 07, 2017

Okay quick day trip. But there are better trails in the surrounding area with more nature views.

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Tough trail.....good workout

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

Views are okay for the little elevation gain. Rocky but not too bad. Not difficult, but is fairly busy.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Fit this into a drive to DC in late August. Very well marked trails, challenging incline for first half mile then easy loop, can adjust route for available time, I'd park further away to build in a little warm-up/down if squeezing into a long drive again.

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Very steep, entire view of state college at the top.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Nice hike - takes about 1.5-2hr to complete the full loop. The initial ascent is steep and rocky, especially if you keep left on the blue trail at the initial fork. Views are good though - during the summer, many of them are hard to appreciate because of the vegetation. But worth it.

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Beautiful Views

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Views were really great but you have to earn them in the beginning.

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