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Alan Seeger Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near State College, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.8 mi Elevation gain 29 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Walking

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Rocky

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Adrienne Schultz Williamson
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Hiking

Great trail for kids! I have two boys, 8 and 5. We walked the trail with no problem. My oldest has Down syndrome and some balance issues, but he seemed to do well he just needed a little help over the first two bridges. I recommend this to anyone looking for something off the beaten path while visiting State College.

Ashley Molek
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Muddy

Great trail, covered in rhodedendrons which create a canopy at points. Many water crossings (with well kept bridges). Can get a little muddy depending on weather. Great for kids!

Eric Vilbs
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Hiking

Super easy/level loop trail. Pretty views with several creek crossings (there are bridges) through a rhododendron forest. Used this as a little warm-up before climbing up to the fire tower on the SST.

Allison Brown
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Hiking

that part of greenwood spur was very barren and not that beautiful. the section of Ross Trail was gorgeous. the 0.8 loop of Alan Seeger was lush and magical and we'll kempt. no Vista at the top, BUT as you go up Jackson trail in the switchbacks there is a Vista that might be worth checking out next time.

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Josh Learn
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Hiking

Cool little old growth trail. Was nice in fall.

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ML M.
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Hiking

Short path but nice for brief hike in great forest setting. Western side of loop is mostly pine forest, but the eastern side along the Greenwood Spur trail is a really neat rhododendron tunnel/jungle with several stream/bridge crossings.

Deena Rhoads
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Hiking

Beautiful well maintained trail through old growth hemlock trees and mountain laurel. Some bridges over streams. One of my favorite short hikes!

Vicki McKeon
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Hiking

This was our third time hiking this trail this year. We finally saw all of the rhododendrons in bloom. Well worth the trip.

Laura Millard
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Walking

Marvelous little loop trail for forest bathing (google it. It’s a thing). Some mud, lots of mosquitoes-be prepared. Very easy walk through some old growth forest and some rhododendron tunnels. Perfect for young kids.

Cindy DeHart
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When the rhododendrons are in bloom this trail is breathtaking! This trail has it all: woods, water, wildlife. A truly lovely short hike.

Kasi Burns
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Hiking

The actual Alan Seeger loop is only .8 miles. But it is absolutely beautiful. Beautiful old growth Hemlock, countless native rhododendrum, and stone creek , make up this hike. I would be sure to wear higher boots because you will get you feet wet. In some areas the trail was flooded up to my shins this evening. Also this trail is not blazed, so just use your eye and it's pretty easy to stay on track. Especially with the rhododendrum actually forming tunnels over the trail in some placed, makes it difficult to go to far off.

Nathan Hileman
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This is maybe two miles? All trails is letting me down the more I look at the hikes I have done in reference to what is said here.... all in all, it's a gorgeous trail that you can break off of and hop on the mid state toward detwiler run which is more wild and secluded. Be prepared to see some timber rattlers and other amphibious creatures :)

Amy Jessop
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Walking

Short walk in old growth stand with native rhododendron. While several old trees have been lost in recent years, still worth a trip- especially when rhododendron in bloom.

Emily Storm
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Hiking

Unforgettable little trail. Wish it were about four times longer, though. Still no snow on Jan 2 so my parents and I walked it.

Brandon F
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Hiking
First to Review

If you find yourself anywhere near this reserve, it is unlike any other chunk of forest in 70 miles. Bear Meadows is just north and is stunning as well. Don't pass up. Beautiful creeks and never clear cut, ancient looking forest. Too small but one of my favorite places in all of Rothrock SP.

Chris Robinson
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Scott I.
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Korrina Himes
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Gregg Feaster
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Shannon B
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Michael Manoni
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Shannon B
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ROBERT FLECK
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Dan DePaolis
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Jim Steiner
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Chris R.
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丹 小小
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Matt McHale
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Dynamic Programmer
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Jeanette Locke
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