Indian Steps to Tussey Fire Tower Ruins

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Rothrock State Forest

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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 787 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

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4 days ago

Tough at beginning if going straight up to the top, but very scenic on the way to pump station trail. Very beautiful overall for a two hours hiking

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rocky
17 days ago

Family with two little ones - 6 and 7 year olds enjoyed it! First part is difficult with it being straight uphill, but the kiddos enjoyed climbing up the rocks and had little problem getting to the top. Top of the ridge is rocky, so watch step - we gave the kids walking sticks to use in case of tripping. Beautiful views on both sides! Easy descent (small part on gravel road) on the pump station trail - mostly grassy path thru the trees, small spring on part of the trail near the bottom. Took us about 2.5 hours.

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rocky
18 days ago

This was a great hike! Quite a workout the first ascent up the “stairs” and rocky along the ridge, but beautiful views off both sides of the mountain and a couple of spots to stop and take it all in! Lovely hike down on Pump Station Trail, forrest surrounding cleared trail. Will definitely do again!

Pretty great trail. Tackled the steep part first! Wasn’t bad but had three new hikers in tow

Great family hike to do with older kids. Not crowded. Very steep in the beginning, most of it is walking the ridge with great views, and an easy gradual decline.

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rocky
1 month ago

Great trail, good blazes coming up the Hunington county side. Some great views on Mid State Trail, gentle descent on pump station trail. cool rock tower at top of Indian steps

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3 months ago

A bit tricky to find, but a nice hike for an afternoon. The first section is brutal, as it’s completely uphill, but once it evens out, the trail is a nice walk with some great views!

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rocky
3 months ago

Nice trail, first half mile is tough, especially in the snow but definitely fun. Hiking on the ridge was great too with views at a few points, but the second half of the route was 100% road so a little boring in my opinion, but a nice getaway overall. Make sure to watch your footing as it's very rocky on the ridge.

5 months ago

the directions to this trail are very poor unfortunately.

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5 months ago

Little difficult to get up and down the steps, but worth the hike. Many other trials you can turn off on if you want. Pay attention to markings/signs

Beautiful views, well marked

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7 months ago

Steep to start, great views, and a solid 2 hours.

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8 months ago

Another beautiful hike with a killer view at the top!

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over grown
rocky
scramble
9 months ago

I started off by going up the steep way and it was worth it. The MST section was great with challenging aspects and great views, but it wasn't marked very well in some spots. The best views are on the road section. I had to rush through the end of the hike due to incoming storms, but I will definitely do the hike again so I can take my time with it.

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snow
Sat Jan 26 2019

Wed Jun 20 2018

Looking forward to using this app. More later.

Sun Sep 24 2017

Nice trail. The beginning was a tough incline but it mellowed out. Good hike for a Sunday afternoon.

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Sun Sep 03 2017

Very nice hike with great uphill stretch to start, nice segment of mountain ridge trail and then a gradual descent trail to save your knees and close the loop. Did the whole loop on a nice Sunday afternoon and didn't see a single other hiker.

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Fri Sep 01 2017

The steps at the beginning provide great cardio. There are a few spots for good views of you peek out between the dense foliage. Perfect distance for me for an after work hike.

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Tue Feb 07 2017

Very difficult at the start of the hike basically go straight up the steps. Levels off at the very top and is a fairly easy hike from there. The views are worth braving the steps

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Sun Nov 13 2016

We did the entire loop, 3.9 miles. The first mile (steps) is straight up the mountain, a really steep incline, it doesn't level off any until the top. It's a long hard mile, but the views at the top are beautiful. When you get up there follow the trail to the left and it is a fairly level hike with views along the way. The best view is where Pennsylvania Furnace meets the Pump House Road! It's not an easy hike and I'd definitely recommend proper footwear.

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