Tussey Mountain Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Tussey Mountain Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.1 miles
728 feet

dogs on leash


mountain biking




wild flowers



trail running
2 months ago

As of the time I write this review, the map shown above is incorrect. You can reach Tussey Mountain trail via Lonberger Path, which is a beautiful little hike/run in and of itself. Lonberger *does* connect to Kettle (other reviews notwithstanding) which provides a nice, relatively short but steep and intense segment between Lonberger and the relatively flat Tussey Mountain ridge trail. I've only ever run Tussey Mountain trail as an out and back, it's beautiful, Rocky but eminently runnable, which makes it one of the more fun and interesting running trails around. Total distance from the parking area to the beer tap via Lonberger and Kettle is close to 5.5 miles, making the whole out and back close to 11 miles. There's a trailhead for the Tussey Mountain trail with parking further up Bear Meadows Road, just beyond North Meadows Road and just before Treaster Kettle Road and the parking area for Bear Meadows Natural Area. The ascent to the ridge top is reasonable and interesting. Love this trail, and you probably will too, regardless of how you get to it. Enjoy!

5 months ago

Seriously beautiful and not a difficult climb at all. Steady incline with great views.

10 months ago

We tried to access the Tussey Mountain trail from the Kettle trail, which doesn't exist... so word to the wise, try and get onto it another way, Shingle trail is open. Out and back on the Tussey Mountain ridge had incredible views and an unbelievable amount of blueberry bushes. We will be back when they're ripe to eat along the hike. It was moderately strenuous, just due to the length, once you get to the ridge it's flat, easy walking. Beer tap was cool, but sadly, no beer was flowing.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

a great hike

Friday, September 09, 2016

Tussey Mt. Trail to the Beer Tap, as shown on Purple Lizard Map (out-and-back route). Awesome hike in general - took about 3.5mi to get to the beer tap, and overall, was very lightly trafficked and well marked. Moderate seems right as the rating, mostly due to the length. Some uphill parts, but nothing strenuous. Would recommend, would do again. Bring water and hiking boots! Total; ~7.5-8mi // 2.5-3hr total.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Test of endurance for a newbie like me. Very enjoyable with all the berries: blue, black, black raspberries, and dew. The Beer Tap was cool. The return back to the parking lot on Treaster Kettle Road was long, it seemed forever.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Monday, September 05, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016