Trough Creek State Park

Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16654

Trough Creek State Park

Trough Creek State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Bring your camera on this hike and get a picture of the famous Balanced Rock—a rock hanging on the edge of the cliff and looking like it could topple into the valley at any moment .Along the way you’ll cross a bridge at Rainbow Falls for another great photo opportunity. The trail then descends into the valley for an exploration of a cave-like hole in the ground known as the Ice Mine.

Hiking the trails of Trough Creek State Park gives you firsthand knowledge of the ridge and valley system of Pennsylvania’s mountains. One early Pennsylvania traveler
wrote in his journal: “Pennsylvania’s mountains are old and ornery, and equally inaccessible in all directions.” When you begin the steep ascent up the Boulder Trail, you learn right off that what makes the mountains so ornery is that they’re steep and, in many places, rocky."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours
Spring, summer, fall
Trough Creek State Park, 16362 Little Valley Rd., James Creek 16657; (814) 658-3847;
Local Contacts
USGS Cassville, PA; Entriken, PA
Local Maps

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Jul 2018