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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

Visiting the Waterfalls Along (and near) Jonathan Run Using a Less Beaten Path The Jonathan Run Trail at Ohiopyle State Park is THE best waterfall hike in western Pennsylvania. Four uniquely beautiful waterfalls, all situated...
The author at Flat Rock Vista.

Hiking the Flat Rock Trail at Colonel Denning State Park

Flat Rock Trail - don't let the name fool you! I recently had a chance to hike this roughly 2.5 mile (one way) trail to the top of Blue Mountain in Cumberland County, and I...
The well-lit and refurbished Big Savage Tunnel along the Great Allegheny Passage in Somerset County PA.

Exploring the Big Savage Tunnel along the Great Allegheny Passage

Located near mile marker 23 on what is now the Great Allegheny Passage hiking/biking trail in Somerset County, Pennsylvania lies the structural marvel which is the Big Savage Tunnel. History of the Big Savage Tunnel In...