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The author photographing a late winter sunrise at Baughman Rock Overlook.

10 of the Best Hiking Trails at Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County is home to nearly 80 miles of "official" hiking trails. From rugged mountain ridges to smooth riverside rail trails, there's an exciting trail for hikers of any skill level...
An autumn view of Youghioghney River from the Ferncliff Trail at Ohiopyle State Park.

Hiking the Ferncliff Trail at Ohiopyle State Park

The Ferncliff Trail is one of the most scenic hiking trails at Ohiopyle State Park! This 1.8 mile loop takes hikers on a journey around the perimeter of the Ferncliff Peninsula, an ecological wonder and...
Exploring Bilger's Rocks in Clearfield County in the winter.

Exploring Bilger’s Rocks in Clearfield County

Bilger's Rocks is part of a 170-acre community park, open to the public and located just minutes from Curwensville in central Clearfield County. Billed by the Bilger's Rocks Association (the group that owns and maintains...
The partially frozen Spruce Flats Bog on top of the Laurel Summit in Westmoreland County, PA.

Exploring Spruce Flats Bog in Westmoreland County

Spruce Flats Bog in the Forbes State Forest is the lesser-known neighbor of Beam Rocks Overlook to the east and Wolf Rocks Overlook to the west. And while a bog might not sound as exciting...
The 1000 Steps Trailhead in Huntingdon County.

Hiking the 1000 Steps in Huntingdon County

The 1000 Steps along the Standing Stone Trail is one of the most famous hikes in Huntingdon County! The reasons for its fame are many - the challenging nature of the hike, the ease with...
Graffiti inside the northern nuclear jet engine bunker in the Quehanna Wild Area.

The 5 Spookiest-Sounding Hikes in Pennsylvania

Hell's Hollow Falls. Shades of Death Trail. Abandoned munitions bunkers. Deserted superhighways. Forget about fake haunted houses and characters in Halloween costumes. Here are 5 REAL spooky-sounding hikes you can take in Pennsylvania! 1. The Abandoned Pennsylvania...
Penn State campus as viewed from the MIke Lynch Overlook on Mount Nittany.

Hiking Mount Nittany Near State College

Hiking Mount Nittany is one of those "bucket list" items that every past and present Penn Stater aspires to do! Looming large on the horizon of State College and the Penn State main campus, Mount...
Rusty Glessner taking in the sunrise over the Salisbury Viaduct.

Exploring the Salisbury Viaduct in Somerset County

The Salisbury Viaduct is just one of the many engineering marvels along the 150 mile-long Great Allegheny Passage, the longest multi-use rail trail in Pennsylvania. Visited by thousands of hikers, bikers, sightseers, and photographers every...
Looking out over the Pine Creek Gorge at Leonard Harrison State Park.

Exploring the Turkey Path at Leonard Harrison State Park

The Turkey Path is a popular mile-long hiking trail in the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon that combines stunning views with several outstanding waterfalls. The trail descends 750 feet from the vistas up top to the banks...
Selfie at Sugar Run Falls, Ohiopyle State Park.

Hiking the Mitchell Trail at Ohiopyle State Park

The Jonathan Run Trail at Ohiopyle State Park is THE best waterfall hike in western Pennsylvania. Four uniquely beautiful waterfalls, all situated along or near this iconic trail. But sometimes, particularly in the summer, the...