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Bear Meadows to Penn Roosevelt is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near State College, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 1,414 ft Route type Point to Point
Dog friendly Kid friendly Backpacking Camping Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
Waypoints (11)
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Trailhead - Bear Meadows
Loop Trailhead
40.73981, -77.75252
2
Junction - Mead Rd & Bear Loop
40.73718, -77.76106
3
Junction - Bear Loop & Gettis Trail
40.72554, -77.76947
4
Junction - Gettis Trail & MST
40.71929, -77.76873
5
Top of Thickhead Knob
40.72115, -77.76524
6
Camp
40.72188, -77.75827
7
Junction - B.Meadows Rd & MST
Road Hike till "Stairs"
40.71607, -77.75598
8
MST "Stairs"
40.7169, -77.75297
9
Detweiler Run
40.71518, -77.75101
10
Junction - MST & Shingle Trail
40.73752, -77.7089
11
Junction - Shingle Trail & MST
40.72962, -77.70211
Weather
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Reviews (5)
Photos (107)
Recordings (5)
Completed (10)
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HikingRocky

The part of this that runs with Detweiler Run Natural Area is a rhododendron tunnel wonderland. However, the further east you go on that stretch toward Shingle Path, the more rocks you get. Much of toward the end of that is almost as if rocks were intentionally planted on the entire width of the trail so best to ensure are prepped with good/sturdy footwear. A lot of Mid-State trail is very rocky and marked with with orange blazes. Only spot where there was some overgrown areas is where it joins with Shingle Path.

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Julia Dillavou
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Dale Somers
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First to Review

took my 3 youngest kids on this trail as an overnight to give them their first taste of backpacking. Thanks was so much for them to see. Very good trip

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Scott Camazine
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Becky Clawson
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