Thousand Steps

HARD 68 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.

hiking
10 days ago

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

hiking
11 days ago

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12 days ago

hiking
15 days 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

moderately difficult, views are defiantly worth the climb!!

1 month ago

1 month ago

really nice trail

1 month ago

1 month ago

Super fun! Beautiful views, great workout!

1 month 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!

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Awesome trail! Great leg workout!

2 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