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

on Star Mill Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short hike on a well marked trail that mixes lake views with a nice stroll through the woods. Tons of lily pads on the lake, some that were blooming. Only downside is automobile noise while the trail crosses and goes near the road. Other than that, a great way to spend an hour or so.

Great trail overall. The bugs were pretty bad, and I forgot spray. The trail was well maintained and marked.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail. Very grown in currently. Wear pants or a ton of bug spray. Wear waterproof shoes/boots. Saw 8 deer and no people on a Sunday in June. I would increase the rating if it weren't so densely packed with ferns and high grass.

trail running
3 months ago

Took advantage of a break in the rain to run the trail. While native to Pennsylvania, we currently live in Arizona so it was great to get a trail run in the forest instead of the desert! Easy to moderate trail. Loose rocks, muddy sections, and slick from the rain made it a little more challenging, but the weather was cool today due to the rain which made for a nice activity.

Beautiful and peaceful

walking
6 months ago

flat,scenic and kid friendly

Beautiful trail great for birding and other wildlife viewing.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy trail great to take kids on , and great for trail running..

Great Trail! Combine few others for 13 mile loop.

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Nice hike on a mostly soft trail. Saw a couple of white tails.

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

We hiked the trail into a loop (10.69 mi). might want to take waterproof shoes/boots. Plenty of wildlife to see. Little bridges at certain points (newer). Pretty easy trail. 4 hours at a 3.7 pace

hiking
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Despite being sedentary and in our early 50s, My wife and I hike the 12-mile (more or less) Moss-Hanne Trail at Black Moshannon State Park every year. The terrain is uneven and in the Spring can be very wet, but it is relatively secluded, has great scenery, and has the potential to expose you to much wildlife (yes, that rustling in the bushes may very well be a black bear sow, whose cubs are up a tree not far ahead of you!). This is a combination light woods and bog trail and despite what the official park map (or Becky Conner) might tell you is indeed a LOOP TRAIL... you just need to travel a mile or three along lightly-traveled back roads to connect the ends. One year we had the pleasure of getting caught in a torrential rainstorm, while we were still 3 miles from our vehicle (parked near the boat rental). The sky was so black we could barely see, the wind was gusting to 50 mph, the dog was thoroughly panicked, AND we all had a great time.

hiking
Sunday, November 15, 2015

DESCRIPTION DETAILS:

Trail Type: Point to Point OR Out and Back (THIS IS NOT A LOOP)
Trail Length: DCNR says 7.7miles Point to Point
Parking: You can start at either end of the trail... Parking Option 1: Boat Launch and Mooring #3 Parking Option 2: Parking Lot at Beaver Road & Shirks Road Intersection

AWESOME HIKE - Just do your research before going...Best bet: Take two cars and park one at start and one at finish

hiking
Friday, October 09, 2015

Lake Loop Trail.

hiking
Friday, October 02, 2015

get a map. there are some portions of trails missing on here to make your own loops, like the hay road trail. nice little hikes

This is an easy leisurely hike to the bog. Departing the campground from the playground to the Lake Loop. The trail is well maintained.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Easy laid back hike!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Interesting sights along moderately easy trails

hiking
Sunday, July 14, 2013

Very beautiful day here today. Beautiful park to visit with many things to do. A very enjoyable day.

hiking
Sunday, April 21, 2013

Just hiked this. Trail needs a little work, with a few trees fallen across the trail. Started at Beaver rd. looks like that area got hit micro wind blast. One spot got off trail, knew I was off. Even went back to where I was on last and still didn't find almost 180 degree turn. Almost 12 miles to get back to truck.

hiking
Thursday, October 06, 2011

This is a very relaxing, laid-back hike. It is a loop around the lake at Black Moshannon State Park. I hike this every Memorial Day weekend and mosquito around the lake are always terrible so I'd recommend bug spray! Last year on this weekend they were doing a 5K race on this trail, so I'm not sure how often the campground hosts similar events. I'd say hiking it in the Fall would be more ideal but overall it's a very rewarding experience!

walking
Friday, August 26, 2011

Great hike for families with small children. Trail passes through many micro-environments, from swamp, to evergreen forest, to lakeside meadow. Mostly flat. Visually stunning. In good weather, ideal for landscape painting or photography.

paddle sports
Friday, May 13, 2011

Interesting history and the water does look black or very very dark brown almost extremely strong tea. Which is essentially what is happening there, its sadly extremely over populated.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
6 months ago

cross country skiing
8 months ago

trail running
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

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