hiking
muddy
over grown
20 hours ago

Nice hike green and lush. Not a very exciting turn back point, but was short and simple overall

hiking
7 days ago

Very similar to Wallace Trail which I had also done as a loop. Easy, mostly gradual ascent throughout forest only. The trail begins as wide grassy forest road then eventually gets thinner and thinner the higher up you go until you encounter some parts that may be close to overgrown (but still not as bad as some of the intersecting trails). Nothing of interest to see on the trail, but is nice for solitude being that it travels away from the state park area. Probably more used as mountain biking trail (noticed large flat rocks propped up on logs as a ramp in several spots). There is wooden sign post at the bottom where it intersects with Spencer Trail, but there is no sign at the entrance from Seeger Rd. Also, I don't recall a trail sign/post at the bottom from Broad Mt, but you basically walk up road for a short bit which splits off to private residences and the Spence Trail splits off to the right where yellow gate is.

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

Done as part of a loop from Alan Seeger (up the Ross trail and back down the Johnson Trail/Greenwood Spur). Brutally steep climb up... no switchbacks. No major vistas, and the day we went (early May) was absolutely miserable. Mucky trail, crazy gnats. One to try again under better conditions perhaps. Not the best marked, but red blazes at least on the upper 2/3.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail! We parked at Greenwood Furnace, by the church and from there it was 2.5 miles up to Stone Valley Vista! Quite a few people out yesterday as it was quite warm for December. It’s almost all uphill going but then almost all downhill on the way back! Super rocky section midway but that’s to be expected! Gorgeous ;although chilly) view of the valley from the Vista!

hiking
blowdown
icy
muddy
snow
5 months ago

Incredible views as always. They don’t call it Rocksylvania for nothing!

hiking
blowdown
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

A nice option for a loop hike to/from Greenwood Tower—slightly steeper than the SS/Greenwood Spur trail from Greenwood Furnace. One of the steeper trails In Rothrock SF (though short at around a mile)

hiking
over grown
rocky
7 months ago

Did this as end of a large loop back to Greenwood Furnace SP. There is a sign post on Stone Creek Rd for the trail (right by a house), but immediately after turning on the trail I had trouble locating it around the creek area (don't recall any blazing). Eventually found it and although I knew from the map that it would be difficult ascent it was pretty darn rough being the end of my hike. It seemed to go on FOREVER, but yes, great for the fitness and good if you hate switchbacks. There is one particular spot on the initial ascent where is extremely steep (with rocks). After that, it levels off a little...no, actually it doesn't...the fun has only begun. Some overgrowth in parts, but for the most part was easy enough to find despite the limited blazing.

hiking
8 months ago

Parked at the Frew turnaround, hiked out on standing stone trail came back down on the dogwood trail. Nice loop recording is probably .5 -.75 mile longer with the scrambling with the kids

hiking
over grown
rocky
9 months ago

Pole Trail, South on Standing Stone Trail to Little Vista, back North to Hidden Vista, return on Pole Trail 6.5 miles. Tilting Rocks Fun adventure along the ridge.

hiking
Thu Jun 22 2017

This is only a section of the 84 mile long trail showing between Greenwood Furnace State Park and Rt. 655. For complete maps, visit the SST Club's website at https://www.standingstonetrail.org/.

backpacking
Sun Feb 26 2017

The Standing Stone Trail is actually an 80 mile setion of the Great Eastern Trail, connecting the Tuscarora Trail at Cowens Gap with the Mid-state Trail at Detweiler Run, north of Alan Seeger.

hiking
Sun Sep 11 2016

Starting at Turkey Hill Road South of Greenwood Furnace State Park & Pole Trail. We hiked up the Pole Trail to the SST. We walked along the ridge passing a couple of small vistas untill we came to Little Vista. This part of the trail was quite rocky and uneven. Nothing that good hiking shoes can't handle. From Little Vista the trail improve a lot. Still rocky but the rocks, and let me say boulder, were placed and fitted together for easy walking along with stairs where needed. After Little Vista we passed, and stopped at, Willies Window, The Wall, Saussers Stone Pile Vista, & Stone Mountain Hawk Watch. These last two can be easily accessed from Allensville Rd Parking Area. Just a 1/4 mile from the Hawk Watch. We ended the hike a mile and a half down the trail at Frew Road. See my post and photos on my profile

I love this trail however it is inaccurately marked as easy. For mountain biking I would rate this as moderate to hard due to the amount of rock gardens and obstacles.

Sun Mar 06 2016

Love hiking this trail. Beautiful views, and plenty of wildlife to see

hiking
Sun Oct 11 2015

14 March 2016 Finally got around to hiking this trail again. We did the Stone Valley Vista loop and it was incredible! The view was breathtaking (almost 180 degrees). We got to watch birds of prey soar on the currents right in front of us. So worth the hike! We started from the SST trailhead in Greenwood Furnace and made a right towards Stone Valley Vista. It feels like much more than the one mile the signs claim it is. After enjoying the view, we continued down the orange-blazed trail, eventually making a right onto the yellow-blazed Turkey Trail. We followed that down to the road and took Turkey Hill Road back into Greenwood Furnace. 10 October 2015 A friend and I hiked part of this trail yesterday and encountered a big dog/cat of some sort less than a quarter mile from Stone Valley Vista, approximately 3 miles from the trailhead in Greenwood Furnace. It growled at us twice from somewhere off the trail to our left. It sounded very much like a wolf. We did not see it but needless to say turned around and made great time back to the parking lot. Though we're bummed we didn't get to see the view from the top, we can't say we'll be returning anytime this weekend to finish our hike. The trail was beautiful and I'll gladly do this hike again, but definitely not without bear spray and a knife.

hiking
Thu Jun 26 2014

Long, full day trails in the area. Some areas include steep incline. Generally moderate hiking, but some areas more difficult.

hiking
Wed Aug 28 2013

There was a group of us who started out on an early saturday morning, parked some cars in allensville and some others at the bottom of the thousand steps in huntington. We all started the trail leading to the top of allensville mountain, discovering there was alot of vistas, neat little places to stop and explore, such as the great boulders we walked through and climbed on along the way, firemans tower, awesome scenery and the climb up Jacks mountain makes for a nice challenge of a cardio workout if your into that. Jacks mountain is a straight stretch from bottom to top and gets quiet steep. But what a feeling of achievement once completed. With all being said it was a super awesome hike, not easy but a great one to say you accomplished. We however accomplished it within a days time, being rushed and pushing ourselves the whole way through. I think its a hike that should be done overnight to get to enjoy every moment of the trails

hiking
Sun May 26 2013

Well marked trail with many great vistas. Completed it in one day but if I had the chance to do it again I would made a weekend of it in order to explore and climb the many rock formations along the trail. Very rocky and difficult terrain on the first ten miles last half is a little more tame. Get a good sturdy pair of boots and watch out for the snakes. Bring lots of water containers or a filter, not many places to fill up. Great time!

hiking
Sat Feb 25 2012

Nice trail for a weekend backpacking trip. I would give yourself three days so you can really enjoy the scenery and vistas. This part of the Standing Stone trail is very rocky and can be slow going at times but well worth it just for the views. BEWARE of the ticks. My dad and I had a constant battle with them. Make sure to bring your OFF. There are not any water sources for the first 8 miles when leaving Greenwood Furnace. Be sure to pack plenty of water. There are really no places to camp either in the first 8 miles. Give yourself plenty of time the first day until you get down off the ridge.

hiking
15 days ago

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