Musser Gap Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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.

Length7.6 miElevation gain1,893 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Bernie Rodgers
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Constanza Ehrenhaus
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Nice hike with a good climbing ridge to reach a lovely vista of State College. The ascent is a good work out, and if you enjoy the burn in your calves this is the hike for you. The whole loop is very doable in about one hour, with time to look at the vista. Fall is a great season to go, and if you want wild flowers you can see several species spring through summer. My favourite thing to see are the sassafras and spice bushes along the first part of the trail, before reaching the creek.

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Paul Hall
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Caroline Apps
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It was a good trail for a quick workout. Very pretty The trail is somewhat challenging to see especially at the top. Going counter clockwise makes a difference to ensure strong footing.

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Ali Chiavetta
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Fun afternoon hike! The Musser Gap trail is mostly gravel- gets challenging and more fun when veering off into Frog Hollow & going up to the Hubler Gap vista, where you get more woodsy trails and rocks. Very well marked- definitely recommend taking a photo of the map at the trailhead, though!

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Michael Swanson
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There were a few downed trees on Frog Hollow, but other than that the trail was well maintained. Beautiful vistas and fun terrain.

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Chris McKelvey
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Nice trail. Good elevation. Must tie in side trails to get 7 miles in

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Eric Vilbs
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Beautiful trail... but no reason at all to start on Whitehall Rd. (construction, no parking) unless you want to add 3 easy/nondescript miles to the route walking through suburbia/farmland and cornfields. Much better to start at the nice parking lot off of Rt. 45... and you can add on more mileage by doing some of the side trails if you're so inclined (Frog Hollow, Mountain Mist, MST, etc.). Gorgeous views though. Fun trail to hike.

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Ron Saluga
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Nice trail but all up hill and then down. Frog hollow is a bit challenging with steep rocky climb to top. Huckleberry is just a loop. Trails given on app off loop do not exist and will get of course. Otherwise, a nice casual hike .

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Ian Ian Sitarik
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fun short hike with a good view once you reach the first vista.

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Wolf Jackson
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Best in State College

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Nathan Hileman
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This is far from 7 miles folks, I just did this hike and it was a beautiful one at that! Some power line walking but in order to make a nice trek I had to do musser gap, to frog hollow, then mountain mist to the mid state which I took to Roman tower, down Downer trail out to the high line vista then back through the old reservoir. That all got me 10.2 so don't be fooled, musser gap trail is a nice short hike on a nice flat gravel road unless you take side trails and add alternate trails.

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Nicholas Carrier
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Nice hike for an afternoon!

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@TriStateHiker Jeannine Campbell
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Sid A
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Zade Piller
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Bing Pan
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Sid A
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Gaurav Prasad
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Michael Swanson
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Theresa Kucinski
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Maik Katko
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Sheena Sheena Kirkwood
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Colleen Andreychik
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Michael Swanson
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Benjamin Palfey
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Brian Siroka
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Iman Said
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