Thousand Steps

HARD 44 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

Awesome trail with breathtaking views!

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1 month 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

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2 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

It's a really nice hike, very populated. I wouldn't do it more than once though.

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9 months ago

Cool hike with a nice history. The actual steps don't take that long - maybe around 30-45min with a few breaks. Once you get to the top, there are some cool views and building ruins that are worth checking out. The steps themselves are an ascent, so moderate-mildly strenuous would be my rating. Good day hike.

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

This was a fun hour or so hike with my sister and kiddos before returning to Huntingdon to watch the 4th of July Fireworks. Temperatures were nice would not want to do this on a really hot day, view in the autumn would be beautiful.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Much harder than I expected- but almost 90 didn't help. Would definitely do it again!

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10 months ago

Awesome hike. The family really enjoyed exploring at the top of the mountain.

11 months ago

Nice afternoon there is an information station about 100 yards up the trail