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

If you’re going to do this one make sure you start early. Depending on your pace it may take up to 10 hours. You see a little of everything. Thankfully not a ton of rocks like Pa’s AT.

would not recommend in winter as trails go thru the ski slopes. also, they charge to hike trail :-(

3 months ago

MM5-11 This is a tough trail in the middle of November! And very enjoyable. There are some pretty major hill climbs on this one! My Fitbit clocked it somewhere around 200 flights of stairs. Definitely the toughest terrain so far and also the most difficult trail to follow. Wear your boots and check your map!

4 months ago

MM 0-5 today. Pretty smooth for the first 2 1/2 miles then things get rough between three and five so get ready to climb some hills! Nice trail. Follow the white arrows and you’ll be fine and as always, consult your map!

4 months ago

I am doing this trail in sections. Today I did mile marker 29 through 26 (yes, I went backwards!) This part of the trail has some fairly significant inclines. I highly suggest that you have a trail map with you. There are a few confusing points but if you have a map then even when you get lost you will know where you are!

If you’re hiking in the rainy season hiking boots and a walking stick are also helpful. The trail is narrow in places and slippery/muddy. There are also lots of exposed rocks.

However, there are a couple spots with some really super views out over the lake! All in all, a very peaceful section but definitely not a casual Sunday stroll. I started from the Stilling Basin stone lot and worked my way back to mile 26.

Not a fan, broken glass everywhere, unsafe for my dog and people in general.

8 months ago

Super long day but you hike along the lake, creeks, up and down big hills in a forest setting and through miles of farmland. Get to see a bit of everything. Pay attention at the different roads and side trails, easy to end up off trail for a bit.

Not hiking here, it cost 25 dollars to hike, bike, or disc golf. If you feel like spending 25 dollars for a mediocre day don't follow the directions AllTrails provides. Head to bear creek resort and go straight to the hotel to sign in.

8 months ago

Pretty quiet and low traffic for hiking with your dog !

8 months ago

This was a very nice little hike. HOWEVER, the map depiction of the route (assuming you go counter-clockwise off the Perkiomen Trail and up/over the summit) is very wrong when you get to the bottom of the hill and encounter the dirt road. The map indicates you should go left (sort of west/northwest) and downslope along a dirt road that will eventually bring you back onto the Perkiomen Trail. NOT SO! From where the downhill trail off the hill hits the dirt road, go right until you enter the clearing for the ski slope and then just follow the track down to the lodge and get on the paved road (going left) to get back to the bridge and rejoin the Perkiomen Trail.

Any attempt to follow the route indicated on the map leads you back up the side of the hill and would then involve serious bushwhacking to get down to the Perkiomen Trail.

Great mountain bike day adventure!

trail running
8 months ago

Ran most of the white trail starting at the kiosk going counterclockwise. Wasn't extremely difficult as far as steepness goes, at least compared to some of the Reading hills, but overall was a nice quiet run. Very rocky in parts and some was very narrow singletrack. Detoured a little to the other trails (yellow, green, etc.) and managed to get back on white for about 3.5 miles vs. I think 5 for the full white. Was a hazy day and really didn't have an amazing view at the top but overall a nice run. The map I received from the hotel (I read that you are supposed to check in so did...and got a white bracelet!) was a nice touch.

I just started using Alltrails and I found this hike on it just a few miles from my house. This was a fun hike. I parked in the Spring Mount lot near the Perkiomen Trail and proceeded up the path next to the ski lifts. Coming down on the back trail was interesting. I want to do this trail again going the other way. Either direction, I will be back!

9 months ago

Started at the visitor center (1268 Palisades Dr, Leesport, PA 19533) and hiked around Blue Marsh Lake in one day!

The main trial is well-marked and maintained with mile markers for every mile, and is for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. But there are other trails, so pay attention to prevent making a wrong turn.

The trail passes through meadows and forest and includes wooden bridges, which cross over many streams feeding into the lake. There are also small parts made of gravel road as part of the trail joins with a rail trail.

The entire loop is 29.7 miles. My hike was 32.4 miles because of making a wrong turn. Determined to officially complete the whole trail, I looped around back to where I made the wrong turn.

Features of the trail:
- Multiple places to park around the lake.
- Good trail map: http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Portals/39/docs/Civil/Blue_Marsh/trail%20map.pdf.
- Many things to do at Blue Marsh Lake.
- Wildflowers were in bloom during my hike.
- Variety of scenery and difficulty.
- Awesome vista at State Hill Boat Launch entrance.

This was a nice hike. There is a paved path along the water for a leisurely walk or you can go on the dirt path that will take you up the mountain to reach the old ski lifts. The dirt path is pretty well traveled and easy to follow but is very rocky and relatively steep at some small portions so hiking boots are recommended. Also there is an impressive course for bikes sets up near the old ski lifts through the rocks, but only for experienced bikers.

Love spring mountain

Monday, March 13, 2017

Pre-strom hike today. Had to get it in before the storm hits because I don't thijnk we'll be out for a few weeks until the snow melts. No one else on the trail today. Alone is nice sometimes. You get to hear the birds song and scurrying of the chipmunk and squirrels. I saw a cardinal, woodpecker, and I think I saw an eagle. The wing span was to big to be a hawk.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

I have to give the place my best. Right in my back yard. My kids and I have spent most or winters on the mountain.

Friday, February 24, 2017

great hike, a little hilly but a well maintained trail. good starting place to get your hiking legs back after a winter off.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Great for skiing or hiking. In the summer if you want a good workout, hike up the Susquehanna. It is not a rugged trail but the incline and the 1,000 vertical foot view is great.

trail running
Sunday, February 05, 2017

rough but ❤'d it..

Saturday, January 28, 2017

This is a hidden gem!!!! For the people who have hiked this, please hike again, and EXPLORE!!!! There are so many side trails, we walked up on at least a 200 ft drop into the earth. One of the coolest things I have ever seen. It was just another trail till we found that. There are also old buildings in the middle of the woods. Super cool, and can't wait to go back and explore again!

Friday, October 07, 2016

It's a long trail, moderate difficulty. The trails are well-marked. We only did 6.5 mi. of it today.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Im ganna have to go back because the main trail is long. My friends and i only had a couple hours since it was well over 90 degrees out. We chose a short loop trail that ended up being an atv tail. The lake seems awesome and very busy. Lots of water activity. My only issue was that the tails were not marked well. I just kind of guessed where i was and used the gps from the map to see where i may be. Other than that, im looking forward to going back :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This trail was AWESOME!!! So many cool things to look at. The lower half of the trail is Spring Mts Halloween attraction so walking through all of the displays off season is a little creepy but cool. Looks like it would be crazy hard/fun for a mountain biker as there's tons of bridges and jumps set up. You can also see all of the treetop canopy zip line obstacle course.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Long trail around the lake with some slightly challenging ascents. Mostly covered wooded trails, so there's good stretches of trail with shade. Difficult level is hard mostly due to length. As the trail is a big loop be sure to set a manageable place to turn back around or be prepared to trek all 23+ miles. Trail offers a good challenge for mountain biking.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Trail was nice and some parts are fairly hard on the way up. The view at the top is definitely worth it. The app said it was a loop trail but when I got to the top and over to the other side the trail markers got so confusing and I wound up doubling back up and taking the same trail back. I don't know how it could be a loop unless you have to go through the main parking lot on the way back? I didn't see anyone else there except two mountain bikers toward the end. I would do it again. As long as you have somewhat of a sense of direction you're fine without the trail markers. Oh and the "trailhead check-in" with maps and all is over by the disc golf parking lot - nowhere near the actual trailhead. Don't follow the "directions" on this app, they aren't right. Just go in the main Bear Creek entrance

mountain biking
Monday, May 30, 2016

This is a fairly difficult ride. Plenty of hills and plenty of challenges!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Ok trail. Not marked well, so you may double back quite a bit. Scenery is fair enough but there are areas where it looks like a dumping ground. Light to moderate hike, worth a visit if you're local but I wouldn't travel far for the experience.

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