County Line Vista is located right along the Somerset-Bedford county line in the Gallitzin State Forest.
This 1/2 mile hike (one-way) starts in Somerset County and ends up in Bedford County, where you have a sweeping 180-degree view of Blair and Bedford counties.
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Find County Line Vista in the Gallitzin State Forest
- Turn off of Route 56 onto Buffalo Road.
Turn is located at GPS coordinates 40.19909, -78.69821.
- Proceed 1 mile on Buffalo Road.
Buffalo Road is a relatively smooth gravel state forest road.
- Park at the County Line Trail parking area on right.
County Line Trail parking area is a large grass lot on your right, located at GPS coordinates 40.20341, -78.68086.
- Proceed to the County Line trail head.
The trailhead is located next to the black and yellow gate at rear of parking area.
- Follow the red-blazed County Line Trail for 0.5 miles.
This is essentially a gated forest road that doubles as a snowmobile trail in the winter.
- Arrive at County Line Vista.
County Line Vista is located at GPS coordinates 40.20812, -78.67510.
Enjoying the Views from County Line Vista
County Line Vista looks out over Blair and Bedford counties from an elevation of roughly 2763 ft above sea level.
To the far left of your field of view is Blue Knob State Park in Blair County.
To your right you are looking in the direction of Shawnee State Park in Bedford County.
When you’ve had your fill of County Line Vista, simply retrace your steps a 1/2 mile back to the parking area.
Still not convinced you need to visit County Line Vista?
Then check out this video!
Skyline Drive Vista is a picturesque roadside overlook in the Gallitzin State Forest, on the eastern edge of the PA Laurel Highlands.
Located just minutes from the County Line Trail parking lot, Skyline Drive Vista is a must-see if you’re already in the area to hike to County Line Vista.
Located 15 miles south of Skyline Drive Vista you’ll find another amazing vista the site of the former SS Grand View Ship Hotel, once one of the most unique hotels in all the United States!
This iconic hotel and restaurant thrilled travelers along the Lincoln Highway (now Route 30) for nearly six decades, until it closed in the late 1980’s and subsequently burned to the ground in 2001.
Also located nearby along the Lincoln Highway you’ll find the 1806 Old Log Church, the oldest standing church in Bedford County.
This spartan house of worship features a “wine glass pulpit”, called such as it resembles that type of drinking vessel.
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