LHHT-Turnpike Shelters to Rt. 30

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LHHT-Turnpike Shelters to Rt. 30 is a 20.9 mile point-to-point trail located near St Clair Twp, Pennsylvania and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

20.9 miles
4255 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly



Rhodendron, ferns and plenty of cross trails. (7 miles) The yellow-blazed Laurel Highland Hiking Trail covers 70 miles from Ohiopyle State Park north to Seward. This review covers the 7 mile section between the PA Turnpike Shelter Area and US Route 30. This section has plenty of cross trails so be careful as the LHHT might make a sudden turn while going straight will take you onto a branch trail. The number of branch trails mean you can park almost anywhere along Laurel Summit Road and build a day hike. Just south of Rt. 30, there is a short rock maze with thin bedded limestone piled quite high but the real impressive stone is Beam Rocks near Mile 41. Be sure to take the side trail around to the back side and the "easy" way up to the overlook.

2 months ago

Awesome trail! Started in Seward and stopped at the turnpike shelters. One thing to note is that the hand pump at Rt. 31 shelter area needs to be pumped quite a few times to draw water. We walked out to Rt. 31 and got water at Wallops before realizing this.