Exploring Bilger’s Rocks in Clearfield County

Exploring Bilger's Rocks in Clearfield County in the winter.

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.

Standing in the midst of giant boulders at Bilgers Rocks in Clearfield County.
Standing in the midst of giant boulders at Bilgers Rocks in Clearfield County

Billed by the Bilger’s Rocks Association (the group that owns and maintains the park) as “Pennsylvania’s Best Rock Outcropping”, this 300 million year-old natural “rock city” is a must-see for fans of geology and all things megalithic!

A passageway at Bilgers Rocks in Clearfield County.
A passageway through Bilgers Rocks.

Bilger’s Rocks FAQs

What is the street address for Bilger’s Rocks?

1921 Bilger’s Rocks Rd
Grampian, PA 16838
Bilgers Rocks Visitors Center in Grampian PA

Can I navigate to Bilger’s Rocks using GPS coordinates?

Yes – use GPS coordinates 40.99329, -78.59315 to navigate to the parking lot at Bilger’s Rocks.
A map to Bilgers Rocks in Clearfield County Pennsylvania.

What are the giant rock formations at Bilger’s Rocks made out of?

Sandstone.
One of the massive sandstone boulders at Bilgers Rocks in Clearfield County.

Who is Bilger’s Rocks named after?

The original European settler on the property, Jacob Bilger.
Entrance to Bilgers Rocks along Bilgers Rocks Road.

How old is the “rock city” at Bilger’s Rocks?

Over 300 million years old.
So old, in fact, that the Pangaea “supercontinent” was still intact at the time!
Bilgers Rocks sign near the entrance to the park.

Are there trails to follow at Bilger’s Rocks?

Yes – there are numerous trails you can follow to explore the “rock city” portion of the park, as well as numerous other trails on the 170-acre property.
Bilgers Rocks Trail Map near the parking area.

What else is there to do at Bilger’s Rocks?

Camping, picnicking, bird-watching, and mountain-biking, to name a few.
There is also a stage and large covered picnic pavilion that can be rented.
Stage at Bilgers Rocks.

What are the hours at Bilger’s Rocks park?

Year round from dawn until dusk.
The playground at Bilgers Rocks.


Visiting Bilger’s Rocks

The 20-acre boulder field that makes up Bilger’s Rocks is a result of tectonic forces, gravity, and millions of years of erosion and freeze-thaw cycles.

A passageway at Bilgers Rocks in Clearfield County.
A passageway at Bilgers Rocks.

A maze of passageways, caves, canyons, and overhangs, kids of all ages love exploring Bilger’s Rocks!

Exploring one of the caves at Bilgers Rocks in Clearfield County.
Exploring one of the caves at Bilger’s Rocks

Although there are specific trails you can follow, it’s fun to wander around and explore Bilger’s Rocks freestyle as well.

Exploring one of the passageways at Bilgers Rocks.
Exploring one of the passageways at Bilger’s Rocks.

Unique Features at Bilger’s Rocks

Near the Bilger’s Rocks Road entrance to the boulder field, you’ll find a carving from 1921 featuring a globe and the phrase “The World is Looking to Us”, a sentiment that echoed the United States’ stature in the world after WWI.

The World is Looking to Us carving at Bilgers Rocks
“The World is Looking to Us” carving at Bilger’s Rocks.

Many plants and trees have established themselves in the nooks and crannies between the boulders at Bilger’s Rocks, leading to some interesting root formations.

Exposed tree roots on a sandstone formation at BIlgers Rocks in Clearfield County.
Exposed tree roots on a sandstone formation at Bilger’s Rocks in Clearfield County.

Bilger’s Rocks is also home to a fascinating array of ice formations in the winter.

Massive ice formations at Bilger’s Rocks.

Bilger’s Run flows through the park, to the east of the boulder field.

Bilgers Run near Bilgers Rocks in Clearfield County PA.
Bilger’s Run near Bilger’s Rocks in Clearfield County, PA.

Hiking at Bilger’s Rocks

Bilger’s Rocks makes a great hiking trip any time of the year.

The entrance to Bilgers Rocks near Grampian Pennsylvania.
The entrance to Bilger’s Rocks.

The rocks can certainly be more slippery in the winter, but the tradeoff is that you will often have the place to yourself!

Exploring ice formations at Bilgers Rocks in Clearfield County PA
Exploring ice formations at Bilger’s Rocks.

Not only are there trails between the boulders, but through the forest and along the stream that runs through this 170-acre property as well.

Trail along the edge of Bilger’s Rocks.

I can’t recommend hiking at Bilger’s Rocks highly enough – one visit and you’ll see why!

A winter afternoon at Bilgers Rocks in Clearfield County.
A winter afternoon at Bilger’s Rocks.

Nearby Attractions

McGees Mills Covered Bridge is 12 miles away, and is the only remining covered bridge in Clearfield County.

McGees Mills Covered Bridge Clearfield County Pennsylvania
McGees Mills Covered Bridge in Clearfield County.

The Saint Severin Old Log Church in Clearfield County is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century “frontier” architecture.

Saint Severin Old Log Church in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
Saint Severin Old Log Church in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.

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