Explore the most popular walking trails near Centre Hall with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail limited vistas few people. This is not a loop it’s out and back.

Had a wonderful hike along the ridge on a beautiful, chilly spring morning. would definitely return.

trail running
7 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!

hiking
9 months ago

Finally found time to get out and hike this trail. The fall foilage and the memorial at the summit were the motivations for doing this trip. I've read that this trail was over-blazed in the past, this is no longer the case. In places, it is under-blazed and easy to walk off the trail. Some of the newer yellow blazes really blended in with the foilage. Overall, it was a great trip that got the blood pumping. I plan to climb the ridge from the Centre Hall side at some point.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Nice out and back trail, but it kicked my butt! Traversing the loose rocks was quite the challenge, I would definitely suggest those with weak ankles skip this one. Summit had a nice memorial for Jimmy Cleveland, and just a bit further a decent vista. Descending the trail over the loose rocks was problematic... so focused on balancing and where to step I totally missed a switchback and went off trail. Discovered the mistake before too long, but it was a hard hike. Also, out and back was closer to 3 miles.

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Short and sweet with just enough climb to get the blood pumping. The trail was deserted, but there has clearly been a lot of traffic at the peak. A nice way to get my hiking season started. Stopped at Earlystown diner on the way home. A decent, friendly spot.

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

on the way back....definitely a two stick trail! my trail name...Jellyleggs ...I almost didn't follow the blue blazes to the overlook..

hiking
Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Very steep at parts but a nice hike overall. Accessed the trail off of greens valley road. Took a bit to find the trail. Follow the gravel road straight til you see a line of boulders blocking the way and to the left of that you can see some yellow blazes. That's were we started the hike. At the top, if you walk a little farther past the memorial there is a screw slope but the view is mostly obstructed by trees. Not sure if there is a way to make this hike a loop. We just turned around and headed down the way we came. Would not recommend as a winter hike as the snow makes it extremely difficult to get through the steep sections.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

a great hike

hiking
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.

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Hiked this earlier this summer from the south side, coming in off route 192. It is a fave. Did not see a soul, not much sign of humanity aside from the plane parts and the few wrappers at the top which I picked up from around an ill-advised fire risk and illegal fire pit. But otherwise only some cairns and a couple sweet stone recliner seats to look out over the valley. Gotta hunt to stumble on these, I initially walked right by, they are there though, and shaded perfectly, with a heck of a view. Great place to crack some pistachios. Maybe 45 minutes up, with some steeper sections. Blazes are blue, run along the small trickle/pond to the left of the drive if you project the line of the drive straight up the hill. Bit of barbed wire to walk around, forget if I had to climb through some old tired fencing or not. Don't recall posted signage, pretty sure there wasn't any. Don't follow the jeep trail to the cabin at the end of it, the blue blazes scattered across the hill side behind it must be for timbering, or are just real random. (that is way too far right and is not close to any real trail, but if you go straight up, you will run into some old logging trail/hunting trail depression in the ground which you can follow east until it peters out after 30 minutes, return west until you see the creek coming out of the ground and going back in, the elaborate stick teepee 10' tall, and stumble on some more blue blazes which actually go to the memorial up to the right). lol

hiking
Saturday, February 13, 2016

Pretty fun trail with a cool memorial site at the top. Can be steep as some points and the descent is tough when the sun starts going down but a fun hike!

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.

hiking
Monday, April 06, 2015

Accessed from Greens Valley Road- easy to find the trail head. Follow the yellow blazes to the top of the mountain where the memorial is located. Nice short hike, definitely a workout with steep inclines and nearly a 600ft elevation gain. Trail upkeep was excellent but don't expect a lookout on the top with the thick ground cover. Memorial is small but neat with actual airplane parts from the crash.

hiking
Sunday, August 04, 2013

Excellent hike from Green valley road. Another hiker informed us the trail can be accessed off of rte 192.

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2011

this is one of my fav trails i have done it so many times

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