Thousand Steps

HARD 86 reviews

Thousand Steps is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Union, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and rock climbing and is best used from March until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1003 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

forest

river

rocky

scramble

Great views along the way and at the end of this hike. Great work out also. This is a very strenuous hike. It is equivelant to a 1 hour stair master workout. There are plenty of places to rest though and look at the great views that this hike has to offer. This is also a geocacher friendly hike.

hiking
6 days ago

Omg! I’ve let myself go the last couple years so when a friend invited me along, I thought I was going to die! There were many places to step aside or sit for a little break. Once at the top, the views were amazing and it was worth the achy muscles to get there.

8 days ago

Strenuous ascent...all of which is on rock. Footwear choice is very important. The payoff is wonderful views above the talus slope. Well worth the effort.

16 days ago

Good workout, with a beautiful view. Would go again!

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout, beautiful views throughout the hike. Heavily used on what was a beautiful day in December. Kids (9 and 5) had a blast as well.

2 months ago

Great trail and area. Really enjoyed the sunset and view at the top. Was about 3.5 miles total up and back and walking around at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Good workout. Great views!

hiking
2 months ago

A beautiful hike. challenging take your time rest when you need to bring lots of water.

hiking
4 months ago

Very challenging, but worth the effort! Wonderful views, especially if you continue on to the "Standing Stone Trail".

hiking
4 months ago

Great workout. We did the 9 mile out and back; last 2 vistas not necessarily worth the extra 2.4 miles but otherwise a great outdoors way to spend the day.

hiking
5 months ago

Very fun experience! First lookout point is better than the final lookout point.

5 months ago

moderately difficult, views are defiantly worth the climb!!

5 months ago

really nice trail

5 months ago

Super fun! Beautiful views, great workout!

5 months ago

Stumbled upon this hike but it was great! Good workout so make sure you're in appropriate attire and walking/climbing shoes. Views are awesome at the top!

6 months ago

Great day trip! You are fully exposed to the elements, go on a cooler day if the heat/sun bothers you.

hiking
6 months ago

This is NOT a trail for starters. When you get to the top be sure to check out all the views- makes the hike worth all the hard work! Great geocaching along the way as well!

hiking
6 months ago

Just hiked this recently and had a blast! I loved the abandon building and the view at the top!

6 months ago

Awesome trail! Great leg workout!

6 months ago

Great views and interesting history. Tis site mentions that you can bring dogs, but I would strongly recommend against it. No one had one the day we were there and I don't see how one could manage on the trail

8 months ago

love this difficult trail. hell of a workout with great views on multiple locations on this trail.

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