Hiking Pennsylvania Guide Book

by John L. Young (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Pennsylvania  by John L. Young


ISBN: 978-1493006823

Completely updated with full-color maps and photographs throughout, Hiking Pennsylvania offers a unique look into the history, culture, and incomparable beauty of Pennsylvania. Veteran outdoors writer John L. Young leads the way to the state’s top trails, including challenging backpack adventures in the mountains, easy family rambles through historic battlefields, and scenic hikes past canals to picturesque waterfalls.

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Trails from the "Hiking Pennsylvania" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 55.
... Preview: The hike begins as a gentle nature walk on a pine needle path that leads to some of the oldest trees in the state. You crisscross a delightful mountain stream as you wind your way through tunnels of r ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
State College, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: The highlight of this hike is a viewing platform 480 feet above the Allegheny River. The trail follows an old wagon road to the ruins of a nineteenth-century iron ore furnace and then leads you across ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Franklin, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: There are a number of highlights on this hike. The trail begins in a pristine stand of pines, continues on gently rolling grassy roads, and finally leads to a heart-stopping view into the 1,700-foot-d ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Ohiopyle, PA - Backpacking,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This easy hike provides a tour of popular Black Moshannon State Park. It starts on the bridge across Black Moshannon Lake and continues along the lakeside and past the dam spillway; it then follows Bl ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Phillipsburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.3
... Preview: There is one world-class view of Pennsylvania’s Pine Creek Gorge on this section of the West Rim Trail—and legions of hikers consider the climb out of the gorge worth it. Along the way to the top, the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Wellsboro, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: Canoe Creek State Park is a jewel in the crown of the state park system. At 958 acres it’s small, but it’s loaded with features. There are modern rental cabins, a food concession, and hot showers in t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Altoona, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: This hike provides one of the premier vistas in the state, but you do have to work for it—the climb to the summit is more than 1.0 mile.The Rock Garden is a rock climber’s delight, as you make your wa ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Laporte, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: The highlights of this hike are a visit to Big Spring Reservoir and the views of Conemaugh River Gorge. Pass through a dense understory of rhododendron and mountain laurel to get to the gorge’s edge, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Johnstown, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: This hike takes you into the Clarion River Valley and alongside the dark waters of the Clarion River. This descent is followed by a climb out of the gorge to River Valley and a heart-stopping view fro ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Clarion, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: This is a fun hike and a great place to be on a hot summer day.Wooden walkways, steps, and a series of wooden footbridges lead through the bottom of a deep hemlock ravine to two dramatic and distinctl ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Milford, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This easy hike loops the 100-acre Ferncliff Peninsula, giving hikers the best views of the Youghiogheny River rapids and Ohiopyle Falls. The trail leads you right to the river’s edge onto flat sandsto ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Ohiopyle, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: A short, rocky climb leads to a springhouse for an icy drink then continues up Blue Mountain to Flat Rock for one of the top views in the state. From this overhanging ledge—one at rock no bigger th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Carlisle, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: After you finish this 6.0-mile loop, you can visit historic Hopewell Furnace, a once- thriving industrial plantation built on the border of Berks and Chester Counties in 1771. See a restored ironworke ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Reading, PA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: When you’ve finished this hike, you’ll have a comprehensive idea of what took place July 1 through July 3, 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg, when more than 150,000 troops clashed on the rolling hills ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Gettysburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: This hike asks only one question: Would you climb a little more than a mile up the side of a gorge to take in a once-in-a-lifetime view? Begin on an improved forest road, climb to the viewing area, an ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Wellsboro, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: This is simply a great hike. It starts in a restored nineteenth-century village that was once the company town for Greenwood Furnace IronWorks. The entire village has been designated a National Histor ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
State College, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: The highlight of this hike is the spectacular and unusual Hawk Falls. The falls occur when Hawk Run, which is 40 feet above Mud Run, empties into the lower creek at a three-sided canyon. The water cas ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Wilkes-Barre, PA - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: This is an easy, pleasant hike along Loyalsock Creek to the Haystacks boulders area and Dutchman Run Falls. At the falls you can explore the site where the falls empties into the creek. With its deep, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Laporte, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: There are two highlights to this hike that make it a must-do: the view of the sparkling green waters of Chappel Bay and the crystal-clear water of Chappel Fork feeding into that bay. This hike is most ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Warren, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: This hike is designed to give hikers a chance to explore the Hickory Run Boulder Field Natural Area—a 16-acre, 12-foot-deep phenomenon created during the last ice age.The Boulder Field—the only geolog ... From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Wilkes-Barre, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7