Thousand Steps

HARD 55 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
1164 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.

5 days ago

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

hiking
12 days 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
13 days ago

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

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15 days ago

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17 days ago

18 days ago

Awesome trail! Great leg workout!

20 days 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

hiking
21 days ago

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Awesome trail with breathtaking views!

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4 months ago

A very great trail it does not take you too long to get to the thousandth step but what a lot of people don't realize is the trail goes on from there going to the left will take you to a higher elevation and a cool old structure that I got conflicting stories on what its purpose was. I took a little side trail off the beaten path and summit is the tallest peak in the area not a lot of people up there but I had to commune with some ganja and it was a great view up there and I had it all myself

hiking
4 months ago

This was the 3rd time for me on this trail. It's rather difficult, but totally worth the views and trails at the top.

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6 months ago

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8 months ago