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

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snow
24 days ago

fun short hike with a good view once you reach the first vista.

Looking forward to using this app. More later.

5 Stars for the beauty and exploration status of the trail. A little rocky for running.

9 months ago

Best in State College

hiking
Monday, November 27, 2017

Begins from the parking lot and follows a small creek before turning up the mountain. The view from the lookout to the South is expansive. This could easily be turned into a loop.

Nice trail. The beginning was a tough incline but it mellowed out. Good hike for a Sunday afternoon.

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Sunday, September 03, 2017

Very nice hike with great uphill stretch to start, nice segment of mountain ridge trail and then a gradual descent trail to save your knees and close the loop. Did the whole loop on a nice Sunday afternoon and didn't see a single other hiker.

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Friday, September 01, 2017

The steps at the beginning provide great cardio. There are a few spots for good views of you peek out between the dense foliage. Perfect distance for me for an after work hike.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

took my 3 youngest kids on this trail as an overnight to give them their first taste of backpacking. Thanks was so much for them to see. Very good trip

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Very difficult at the start of the hike basically go straight up the steps. Levels off at the very top and is a fairly easy hike from there. The views are worth braving the steps

Sunday, February 05, 2017

This is far from 7 miles folks, I just did this hike and it was a beautiful one at that! Some power line walking but in order to make a nice trek I had to do musser gap, to frog hollow, then mountain mist to the mid state which I took to Roman tower, down Downer trail out to the high line vista then back through the old reservoir. That all got me 10.2 so don't be fooled, musser gap trail is a nice short hike on a nice flat gravel road unless you take side trails and add alternate trails.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

We did the entire loop, 3.9 miles. The first mile (steps) is straight up the mountain, a really steep incline, it doesn't level off any until the top. It's a long hard mile, but the views at the top are beautiful. When you get up there follow the trail to the left and it is a fairly level hike with views along the way. The best view is where Pennsylvania Furnace meets the Pump House Road! It's not an easy hike and I'd definitely recommend proper footwear.

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Monday, October 03, 2016

Nice hike for an afternoon!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Good, trail was pretty rocky at around 1 mile in. Wear solid boots.

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