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Alan Seeger Loop

Rothrock State Forest, Pennsylvania
Distance0.7mi
Elevation Gain116ft
Trailhead Elevation990ft
Top1,022ft
Elevation Min/Max988/1022ft
Elevation Start/End990/990ft

Alan Seeger Loop

Alan Seeger Loop is a hiking trail in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. It is within Alan Seeger Natural Area and Rothrock State Forest. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 990 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 116 feet. Near the trailhead there are an information guidepost, parkings, picnic sites, and an information map. This trail connects with the following: Seeger Road and Greenwood Spur (Mid State Trail).
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"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 rhododendrons, some as high as 20 feet with a 4-inch diameter. You make a major climb as you ascend to the mountaintop and a fire tower, which provides a panoramic view. Like unsolved mysteries, on this hike there are two. The first concerns the area’s namesake, Alan Seeger. Seeger was an American who moved to Paris to become a poet. When World War I broke out, he joined the French Foreign Legion and received a number of medals for his courage. His claim to fame came about as a result of his poem, “I Have a Rendezvous with Death,” which eerily came true when he was killed in battle on July 4, 1916. Today, no one knows why his name was attached to this natural area. There are no available records to show if or when Seeger ever visited this part of the state." Read more

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Rothrock State Forest
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Rothrock State Forest
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Rothrock State Forest, 181 Rothrock Ln., Huntingdon 16652; (814) 643- 2340; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/rothrock/index.htm
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USGS McAlevys Fort, PA; Barrville, PA
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