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Mid-State Trail to Indian Steps Trail

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Rothrock State Forest

Mid-State Trail to Indian Steps Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Petersburg, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.5 mi Elevation gain 1,089 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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Getting There

A short distance past the trail head marker is a small parking area on the left.

From State College: PA 26S - Right on Harry's Valley Road From Huntingdon: PA 26N - Left on Harry's Valley Road Proceed for a few miles. Trail Head marker is on the right side of the road.

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Michael Swanson
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Christina Zimmerman Combs
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Svend Pedersen
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Modified the route and did an out and back along the mid-state trail from Jo Hay vista to Indian Steps with an excursion down and up the steps. About 7.8 miles. Great Vistas along the way. Wildflowers beginning to bloom. Plenty of birdlife. A moderate and enjoyable spring hike.

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Luke Rarig
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Kerry Boske
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Cool afternoon perfect for a day hike.

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Aleece Churney
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Had my first encounter with a rattlesnake on this trail, but otherwise a great view by the power lines and a relatively easy hike

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Diman Tootaghaj
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Nice and beautiful trail There are some rattlesnakes behind the rocks! But fortunately we didn't see them!

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Robert Ream
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Rocky. Didn't bring my snake boots. So, I didn't finish going south. Ran into a rattlesnake. Maybe finish it in the future when I'm more prepared.

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Eric Valentino
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Heather Fellman
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Doug Hamill
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Olivia Sipler
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Bing Pan
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Mary Lou McPhail
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Christina Roman
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Kim Banta
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Michelle Faith
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Trevor Kuhlengel
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Scott Camazine
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Samidha Shetty
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Marcie McDonald
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Kim Marchi
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Lexie Keim
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Amy Jessop
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Chelsea Eyer
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Brandon Kline
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Brandon Kline
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Kisha Flawd
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