Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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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20 days ago

Dont come early may if you like seeing leaves on trees. I hiked the blue trail. The views are alright, but mostly shrouded by trees. The trailhead is moderately steep, like your grandma couldnt do it, but your mom probably could. Relative to the Appalacian, this was kinda boring, but to a infrequent hiker, i’d give them a go ahead on this trail.

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26 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great outlooks! Not too long or difficult, but some nice hills too!

Not 6 miles!! I didn’t track it but it was between 1 and 2 miles. But it was a nice hike. It was beautiful.

Well maintained and marked. Numerous outlooks.

1st time I've hiked in yrs. Coming off the flu bug so started on the Blue trail. not as steep as the White trail. its a good beginners hike with decent outlooks

hiking
2 months ago

The actual Alan Seeger loop is only .8 miles. But it is absolutely beautiful. Beautiful old growth Hemlock, countless native rhododendrum, and stone creek , make up this hike. I would be sure to wear higher boots because you will get you feet wet. In some areas the trail was flooded up to my shins this evening. Also this trail is not blazed, so just use your eye and it's pretty easy to stay on track. Especially with the rhododendrum actually forming tunnels over the trail in some placed, makes it difficult to go to far off.

hiking
3 months ago

I love this trail! Beautiful views and gives you an awesome workout! ❤

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

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.

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.

Rocky at first, very busy, nice and level at the top.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike the long way around.

hiking
11 months ago

Great loop trail if you do both the Blue and White trail. Mt. Nittany has awesome top mountain views from different angles/ directions of the trails. This is one of my favorite trails as it is lengthy and provides different gradations of trail paths and challenges. It was super fun to take on with our two little girls (6 and 10 yrs. old). They were definitely, "Bawses!" Remember to pack protein power snacks and water for your little Bawses as both trails can take about 3 hours to complete.

hiking
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 maybe two miles? All trails is letting me down the more I look at the hikes I have done in reference to what is said here.... all in all, it's a gorgeous trail that you can break off of and hop on the mid state toward detwiler run which is more wild and secluded. Be prepared to see some timber rattlers and other amphibious creatures :)

hiking
Saturday, January 07, 2017

Okay quick day trip. But there are better trails in the surrounding area with more nature views.

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Tough trail.....good workout

hiking
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.

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

Views are okay for the little elevation gain. Rocky but not too bad. Not difficult, but is fairly busy.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Fit this into a drive to DC in late August. Very well marked trails, challenging incline for first half mile then easy loop, can adjust route for available time, I'd park further away to build in a little warm-up/down if squeezing into a long drive again.

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Very steep, entire view of state college at the top.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Nice hike - takes about 1.5-2hr to complete the full loop. The initial ascent is steep and rocky, especially if you keep left on the blue trail at the initial fork. Views are good though - during the summer, many of them are hard to appreciate because of the vegetation. But worth it.

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Beautiful Views

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Views were really great but you have to earn them in the beginning.

on Mount Nittany Loop

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Very steep. Too crowded for my taste. Amazing views, though.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Initially hard and rocky with the majority of the uphill being rocky. Once you get to the top / near top, it really mellows out.

Marked nicely, some really cool views.. I will be doing this trail again for sure!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Good trail, rocky at times, difficult initial ascent, but pleasant, relatively stable inclines after that. Buggy at the beginning but not bad near the top. Well marked signs

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Nice hike with a good mix of trails and rocks to make it interesting.

Monday, November 23, 2015

view from the top is very lackluster...just of football stadium and housing developments/warehouses

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