Rothrock Lizard Map

The Rothrock State Forest was the first Lizard Map (initially published in 1997) and is still one of our most popular and favorite maps! Just a few hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, New York and Pittsburgh, Rothrock State Forest offers so many adventures within a few hours drive. 

Now in the 6th edition, Rothrock boasts some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the country.  Outdoor enthusiasts will find an amazing network of backroads, stunning ridge and valley topography, beautiful State Park lakes and campgrounds for every speed of adventurer.

Like all of our almost-indestructible Lizard Maps, it is both waterproof and adventure proof, and it's a big one: 24 x 36 inches, (scale 1:39,450 - 1 inch = 0.6 mile), that folds easily to 4 x 9 inches to fit in your back pocket.

The 6th Edition Rothrock Lizard Map includes the areas newest trail system in Musser Gap, and the connections between Musser and Shingletown Gap. These trails are mostly Shared-Use, open for all non-motorized use, along with a few Hiking Only trails. The new map showcases the areas long distance hiking and bicycling trails. The Mid State Trail is shown between route 322 and Spruce Creek, PA. The Standing Stone Trail is shown from Alan Seeger Natural Area, to Greenwood Furnace and south to Rocky Ridge Natural Area. Two IMBA Epic Rides are located in Rothrock: the 36-mile Trail Mix and the 27-mile Coopers Gap Epic. It is very rare to have two IMBA Epics in the same State Forest, and this goes to show how unique the technical riding is in this part of Central PA. That is why the Trans-Sylvania Epic, Wilderness 101 and Rothrock Trail Mix mountain bike races are so popular—this area showcases some amazing trails.

If trail running is your thing the Rothrock Lizard Map shows the roads and trails used by the Greenwood Furnace Trail Challenge (half marathon) and Tussey Mountainback 50-mile Ultramarathon events. 

State Parks: Greenwood Furnace, Whipple Dam and Penn Roosevelt offer a variety of amenities including full service campgrounds, primitive campgrounds and swimming lakes. The comprehensive trail system of Stone Valley Recreation Area and Lake Perez is mapped out for you to explore. 

Looking for some serious inspiration?  Check out this fantastic blogpost from Lizard fan Heather Hoechst, female winner of the 2015 Tussey Mountainback Ultramarathon in Rothrock as she takes you along on her journey to many Rothrock's special places.

While you are in the area exploring Rothrock, please take some time to support the many fantastic Lizard Map sponsors: 

Appalachian Outdoors

The Bicycle Shop 

Bicycle Times

Boxers Cafe

ClearWater Conservancy 

Climbing Conservancy of Central Pennsylvania

Dirt Rag

Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks

Freeze Thaw Cycles 

Greenwood Furnace Trail Challenge

Homan's General Store

Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau

Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

Mid State Trail Association

Nature's Pantry

Nittany Mountain Biking Association

Organic Climbing

Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League

Rothrock Outfitters

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Standing Stone Coffee

Standing Stone Trail

Stone Mountain Adventures

Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic

TriYoga of Central PA

Tussey Mountain 

Tussey Mountainback

Webster's Bookstore Cafe

West Arete 

Wiscoy for Animals

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Rothrock Trail Index

A comprehensive list of all the trails on the 6th Edition Purple Lizard map of Rothrock State Forest with a few Lizard tips to help you decide where to go!  

 

Alexander Trail: Shared-use trail that climbs north, away from Greenwood Furnace State Park, and connects Wallace Trail and Spencer Trail. Alexander Trail also intersects Griffith Trail.

Axehandle Trail: A short, hiking only, connector between Detweiler Run Trail and the MST, which accesses a very scenic part of the MST in the Detweiler Run Natural Area. This trail leads to an area of old growth hemlock trees.

Bail Out Trail: A short, shared-use spur trail that connects Treaster Kettle Road and Leniency Trail.

Bald Knob Ridge Trail: Shared-use ridgetop trail along Tussey Mountain in Shingletown Gap that connects Laurel Run Road and Lower Trail. This trail is very rocky in places. The central section of this trail is part of the 36-mile long IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix.

Bear Gap Trail: Shared-use singletrack trail that connects Lingle Valley Trail and Coopers Gap Road. This trail also intersects Chicken Peter Trail. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Beautiful Trail: Shared-use ridgetop singletrack trail on Sand Hole Ridge. Beautiful Trail connects Conklin Road and Chicken Peter Trail to No Name Trail, Sand Hole Ridge Trail and Deer Tick Trail. This is a popular mountain bike race route. Please note the spur on the eastern end is foot traffic only to the lookout. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Beech Trail: Shared-use connector trail on Juniata College land northeast of Huntingdon.

Beer Tap: Not necessarily a trail, but a definitive landmark along the Tussey Mountain Trail. You’ll know it when you see it.

Bell Ridge Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Beidleheimer Road and Greenlee Road. Steep in both directions, this trail is rarely used and most likely to be overgrown.

Ben Jacobs Trail: Shared-use connector trail between the Mid State Trail and Muttersbaugh Trail. This former camp driveway dirt is accessible from Route 322 southbound, but it is not recommended due to traffic concerns.

Bigelow Trail: Popular Shared-use connector trail between Rag Hollow Road and Sassy Pig Trail.

Black Walnut Trail: Shared-use trail near Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Blair Trail: Shared-use that begins on Penn Street in Huntingdon and leads upstream along Standing Stone Creek.

Bluebird Trail: Shared-use trail near Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Blue-White Trail: Popular shared-use trail that leads away from Shingletown Gap towards Mountain Mist Trail, Lone Pine Trail, and Deer Path.

Box Spring Trail: Shared-use spur trail that climbs south away from Pine Swamp Road and ends at the first ridge.

BR&S Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Flat Road Trail, Pigpile Trail, and Sassy Pig Trail. This is a former logging cut that is rarely used and can be hard to find either end as you cross the gasline.

Brewer Path: Hiking only trail that acts as a connector between Brady Road and Tram Road.

Broad Mountain West Loop Trail: Shared-use connector trail along Standing Stone Creek between Crowfield Road (at Penn Roosevelt State Park) and Crowfield Road. This trail intersects Tar Pit Trail and Mid State Trail.

Brush Ridge Trail: Remote shared-use ridge trail between Spruce Mountain Road and Alan Seeger/Stone Creek Road. This is a popular trail for long distance mountain bike races. Bush Ridge Trail shares a section of the Indian Trail. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Brush Ridge Road: High Clearance 4wd Road that is gated at an intersection with Weiler Road and leads to Broad Mountain Road.

Brush Ridge Spur: High Clearance 4wd Road near Brush Ridge Road.

Campbell Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Kepler Road and Harry’s Valley Road. This trail climbs to the ridge of Tussey Mountain, crosses the Mid State Trail, and descends down the other side of the ridge.

Charcoal Flats Trail: Very popular shared-use trail in Shingletown Gap for hiking and mountain biking, which connects Shingletown Gap Trail and Downer/Red-White Trail.

Chestnut Spring Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Brush Ridge trail and Coopers Gap Road. This trail also intersects with Dutch Alvin and Lingle Valley Trails. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Chicken Peter Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Conklin Road and Coopers Gap Road. Chicken Peter Trail is very popular with mountain bikers, parallels Coopers Gap Road, and actually meets with Coopers Gap Road in three different spots. This trail also intersects Bear Gap Trail, Shittaka Trail, and Beautiful Trail. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Clemons Trail: Shared-use trail that connects Bald Knob Ridge Trail and Lower trail in Shingletown Gap. Formerly called Bald Knob Jeep Trail, Clemons Trail climbs steeply up to Bald Knob (2,304 feet).

Colerain Trail: Short, hiking only trail that acts as a connector between Brady Road and the Mid State Trail at Colerain Road

Colyer Lake Trail: Shared-use trail that circles the perimeter of Colyer Lake. This trail was professionally rebuilt by Dirt Artisans during the spring of 2017.

Crownover Trail: Hiking only trail with a central section blazed multi-use. This trail begins and ends on Harry’s Valley Road and follows the crest of Leading Ridge. Crownover Trail creates a nice circuit hike and also intersects Indian Steps Trail.

Croyle Run Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Greenlee Road and Beidleheimer Road. Elevation change approximately 900 feet. Nittany Mountain Biking Association (NMBA) volunteers upgraded and maintained this trail in 2016 and 2017. Part of the 36-mile IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix.

Cutoff Trail: Short, shared-use connector trail between Barrville Road and Rag Hollow Road.

Deaf Run Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Krise Valley Road and motorized campsite #5 (permit-only) along Crowfield Road in Boal Gap. Several unblazed and unnamed trails intersect Deaf Run Trail.

Deer Path: Very popular hiking only trail in Shingletown Gap, which connects Mid State Trail, Lone Pine Trail, and Blue-White Trail. Deer Path is very steep and be quite icy in the winter.

Deer Tick Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Coopers Gap Road and Beautiful Trail. This single-track trail was built by mountain bikers and is popular for races. Deer Tick Trail intersects Sass-XX Trail and Shittaka Trail by Coopers Gap Road, and No Name Trail and Sand Hole Ridge Trail at the junction with Beautiful Trail. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Detweiler Run Trail: Gated shared-use trail connecting Bear Meadows Road and Thickhead Mountain Road. This double track dirt road leads directly through Thickhead Wild Area and includes features such as old drainages and springs from the logging era in the early 1900’s. Detweiler Run Trail intersects the Mid State Trail, Axehandle Trail, Shingle Path, and Penn Lookout Trail.

Dixon Trail: Shared-use trail connecting Greenwood Road (route 305), Tramway Trail, Brush Ridge Road and Broad Mountain Road near Greenwood Furnace State Park.

Doc Detour Trail: Shared-use trail connecting West Chestnut Street in Pine Grove Mills and Kepler Road. This single-track trail is not well known and intersects multiple spur trails and a power line cut just north of Kepler Road.

Dogtown Trail: Shared-use trail near Greenwood Furnace State Park.

Dogwood Trail: Hiking only trail near Hunter Trail. This trail acts as a short connector trail along the Standing Stone Trail and is many used as an access trail by climbers.

Downer Trail: Very popular hiking only trail in Shingletown Gap, which connects Mid State Trail and Red-White Trail.

Drops Hollow Trail: Shared use trail beginning on Heeter Road and ending at a utility line near private property. Please respect private property.

Dutch Alvin Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Chestnut Spring Trail and Coopers Gap Road. This trail is very popular with mountain bikers. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Dylan’s Path: Single track, shared-use trail that connects Tussey Mountain Trail with Corner Road.

Ewing Path: Hiking only trail that acts as a connector between Brady Road and Pennsylvania Furnace Road.

Filmore Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Bear Meadows Road and Tussey Mountain Trail. This trail leads directly through the 2006 Wild Fire Burn Zone and so quickly becomes overgrown with thick rhododendron, mountain laurel, blueberry, and other forest understory species.

Flat Road Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Barrville Road and Coopers Gap Road. Flat Road Trail is the gated section of Flat Road. It remains a double track dirt road, and intersects with BR & S Trail, Bailey Gap Trail, Sassafras Trail, Sassafras Spur Trail, and Indian Trail. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail. Beware, it is not really flat.

Fleet Foot Trail: Hiking only trail, which connects Laurel Run Road and the Mid State Trail. This trail is steep, leads through an old burn area, and can become overgrown in the summer months.

Frog Hollow Trail: Hiking only connector trail between Musser Gap Trail and Lion’s Valley Vista. Frog Hollow Trail follows an old road, but is one of the newest trails in Rothrock State Forest.

Galbraith Gap Trail: Shared-use trail that connects Galbraith Gap Parking Lot with Chute Trail/Lonberger Path.

Gettis Trail: Hiking only connector trail between Wampler Road and the Bear Meadows Loop Trail. This trail also intersects the Mid State Trail and is located within the Thichead Mountain Wild Area.

Gettis Ridge Road Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Bear Gap Road and Wampler Road. The ‘trail’ section is a gated road, and is rocky in places. Gettis Ridge Road is closed to vehicles from Bear Gap Road to the Wampler Road intersection, but open and drivable from Wampler Road to Beidleheimer Road. Part of the 36-mile IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix.

Goose Club Trail: Shared-use trail connecting Greenwood Road (route 305), Tramway Trail, Brush Ridge Road and Dixon Trail near Greenwood Furnace State Park.

Green Shoot Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Laurel Run Road and Bald Knob Ridge Trail. This trail is a favorite among trail runners and mountain bikers. Green Shoot Trail intersects Sand Spring Trail, Clemons Trail, Lower Trail, and Bald Knob Ridge Trail. Part of the 36-mile IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix.

Greenwood Spur: Hiking only trail, which connects the Standing Stone Trail and Mid State Trail between Greenwood Furnace State Park and Detweiler Run Natural Area. Formerly called Johnson Trail when it was open to cyclists and equestrians, renamed Greenwood Spur when it became a SST/MST connector, and now recognized as the northern section of the Standing Stone trail rather than a connector trail. No matter its name, this trail is highlighted with steep climbs, mountain streams, and old growth hemlock trees.

Griffith Trail: Shared-use trail that climbs north, away from Greenwood Furnace State Park, and connects Wallace Trail and Broad Mountain Road north of Greenwood Furnace State Park. This trail intersects Alexander Trail near Spencer Trail.

Hessick Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Boal Gap Road and Crowfield Road.

Homestead Trail: Shared-use trail near Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Huckleberry Loop: A short shared-use trail in Musser Gap. Huckleberry Loop intersects with Lion’s Valley Vista, Frog Hollow Trail, Mountain Mist Trail, and Musser Gap Trail. See also: http://www.purplelizard.com/blogs/news/lion-s-valley-vista-and-the-huckleberry-loop-lizard-maps-newest-vista

Indian Steps Trail: A hiking only trail, which connects Kepler Road and Harry’s Valley Road. This trail follows the Mid State Trail for a short section along the rocky ridge of Tussey Mountain. This trail offers unique hiking destination with steep, staircase sections built out of stone. The origin of the name is unexplained, but we doubt Native Americans built this staircase.

Indian Trail: A primarily shared-use trail with some foot use only sections (Mid State Trail). This trail connects Crowfield Road and Conklin Road east of Penn Roosevelt State Park. The northern section between Crowfield and Stone Creek Road is foot use only, and the MST follows part of Indian Trail. From Stone Creek Road south it is a multi-use trail. Often used in mountain bike races and well maintained by volunteers, the conditions are usually good in this area. See also: Brush Ridge Trail.

Ironstone Trail: A classic hiking only and multi use trail, this trail connects Watershed Road (Stone Valley area) to the Mid State Trail along Pine Swamp Road. This trail is foot only east of Route 26, and multi use west of Route 26. Remnants of Monroe Furnace can be observed from the trail just east of Route 26.

Jackson Trail: A popular shared-use trail, which connects Route 26 (Mid State Trail) and the Mid State Trail near Hubler Gap. This trail is extremely rocky, and has a few terrific views both north and south of Tussey Mountain ridge. Volunteers from the Mid State Trail Association typically maintain this trail.

Jean Aron Path: Hiking only trail, which connects North Meadows Road and Bear Meadows Road. Named for local hiking trail advocate, guide book author and poet, Jean Aron. This trail is a relatively flat path that winds thru a beautiful stand of hemlock trees.

Jaunt Trail: A short shared-use trail that is used as a connector for Maguire Trail and Bald Knob Ridge Trail.

John Wert Path: Shared-use trail, which connects Bear Meadows and Thickhead Mountain Road. Relatively flat with very rocky sections, John Wert Path is a twisty tunnel through thick rhododendron on the Bear Meadows end, and a former railroad grade on the Thickhead end. Part of the 36-mile IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix.

Johnson Trail: renamed Greenwood Spur. Johnson Trail is the original name of the section from the Greenwood fire tower to Alan Seeger Natural Area.

Kepler Trail: A gated, shared-use, double track dirt road. This trail leads east from Route 26 and dead ends at a private property boundary.

Kettle Trail: Hiking only trail except for the section between Bear Meadows Road and Tussey Mountain Trail, which is multi-use. This rocky, steep trail connects MST by Little Flat fire tower and Treaster Kettle Road.

Lake Trail: Shared-use trail near Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Landis Path: Shared-use trail connecting West Chestnut Street in Pine Grove Mills and Kepler Road near Route 26. This single-track trail is not well known and intersects multiple spur trails and a power line cut just north of Kepler Road.

Laurel Run Cutoff Trail: A short shared-use spur trail, which connects Old Laurel Run Trail and Laurel Run Road.       

Leading Ridge Road: High clearance 4wd road between Diamond Valley Road and Globe Run Road.

Leniency Trail: Shared-use trail that is very popular with mountain bikers and trail runners. Leniency Trail adds mileage to the Tussey Extension Trail by winding downhill, then back uphill near Treaster Kettle Road. This is one of the few machine built trails in Rothrock built by NMBA (Nittany Mountain Bike Association). Part of the 36-mile IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix.

Lingle Valley Trail: Shared-use single track trail, which connects Conklin Road and Chestnut Spring Trail. This trail also intersects Bear Gap Trail.

Link Trail: See: Standing Stone Trail.

Little Shingletown Trail: As the name implies, this is a former road that connects Laurel Run Road and Pine Swamp Road. Now a shared-use trail, both single and double track sections make this a popular destination. Used in both directions, although it is all up or all down depending on your choice.

Lonberger Path: One of the most popular shared-use trails in the forest, Lonberger Path connects Laurel Run Road and North Bear Meadows Road. This is a popular trail for all user groups. Upper Lonberger (between North Bear Meadows Road and Kettle Trail) is primarily rocky; Lower Lonberger (Kettle Trail to Laurel Run Road) has some rocky sections along with smooth singletrack. Most of Lonberger is a former road but a singletrack line has defined the trail. Popular trail for mountain biking and trail running events. Used in both directions, although it flows better starting from North Meadows Road. Part of the 36-mile IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix.

Lone Pine Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Mountain Mist Trail and Deer Path. This trail also intersects with Blue White Trail.

Long Mountain Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Alan Seeger Natural Area and Thickhead Mountain Road above Penn Roosevelt State Park. Former road, easy to follow but remote, this trail often has downfalls and overgrown sections resulting from recent logging activities. There is a great view where the trail crosses the gas line cut at the summit of Grass Mountain.

Loop Trail: Shared-use connector trail on Juniata College land northeast of Huntingdon.

Lorence Trail: Hiking only connector trail between Turkey Trail and Monsell Trail.

Lower Trail: The primary shared-use trail in Shingletown Gap. Lower Trail connects the parking lot trailhead at Mountain Road and Laurel Run Road. This trail intersects multiple trails in Shingletown Gap and the upper section is part of the 36-mile IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix.

Lowry Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Pine Swamp Road and Harry’s Valley Road.

Maguire Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Lower Trail and Bald Knob Ridge Trail. Nittany Mountain Biking Association volunteers had spent countless hours updating this trail in the last few years. The switchbacks now in place on this trail allow easier climbing/descending as well as a more sustainable path that should last for years to come. Maquire Trail intersects Jaunt Trail. Part of the 36-mile IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix, although the 6th Edition Purple Lizard Map doesn’t show this route. – a rare error on a Lizard Map.

McCool Road: A gated, high clearance 4wd road between White Deer Road and the intersection of Diamond Valley Road, Pennsylvania Furnace Road and Globe Run Road.

McGuire Cemetery Trail: Short, shared-use trail that leads from McGuire Road past McGuire Cemetery.

McKinney Trail: Hiking only trail, which connects Thickhead Mountain Road and Crowfield Road. Mckinney Trail is a very steep trail that can be overgrown, but McKinney Spring at the top of the mountain is a great spot and is usually reliable year-round.

Mid State Trail (MST): The Mid State Trail is a hiking only long distance backpacking trail, which traverses most of Rothrock State Forest. This trail connects Maryland to New York, and ultimately, as a section of the Great Eastern Trail, connects New York to Alabama. The MST is maintained by the MSTA volunteer organization.

Monsell Trail: Shared-use trail that connects Standing Stone Trail and Lorence Trail just south of Greenwood Furnace State Park.

Mount Nittany: The Mount Nittany Trail System includes several miles of hiking only trails and multiple views of Happy Valley. This trail system is extremely popular for weekend hikers.

Mountain Mist Trail: A new and crucial shared-use connector trail between Musser Gap and Shingletown Gap. This trail, created by Clearwater Conservancy, DCNR, and local volunteers, begins at a private property boundary west of Musser Gap and ends at the Blue White Trail in Shingletown Gap. Mountain Mist Trail intersects Musser Gap Trail, Lone Pine Trail, Cruiser’s Run Trail, and Highline Vista.

Mountain View Trail: Shared-use trail near Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

 Musser Gap Trail: A shared-use connector trail between Musser Gap Greenway and Mountain Mist Trail. The creation of Musser Gap Trail has been organized and implemented by Clearwater Conservancy. The trail begins at Musser Gap Lot and is a gravel/dirt path that leads into Rothrock State Forest.

New Laurel Run Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Little Flat Tower and Laurel Run Road. Built by the Nittany Mountain Bicycle Association and recently updated with multiple switchbacks. Part of the 36-mile IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix.

New Martin Trail: Gated, high clearance 4wd road that leads south from Martin Gap Road.

New Otter Gap Trail: Shared-use trail that connects Brush Ridge Trail and Stone Creek Road. This trail has become more popular, but can still be difficult to follow.

No Name Trail: Shared-use trail that connects Beautiful Trail and Lingle Valley Road.

North Meadows Road Trail: Gated, high clearance 4wd road that leads from Bear Meadows Road to Gettis Ridge Road.

North Meadows Trail: A very steep hiking trail between North Meadows Road and Laurel Run Road. This trail is always challenging. Features include small jagged rocks in the summer and a narrow, icy slides during winter months.

Oak Trail: Shared-use connector trail on Juniata College land northeast of Huntingdon.

Old Faithful Trail: Shared-use trail near Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Old Laurel Run Rd Trail: Hiking only trail, which connects Laurel Run Road and Little Flat Fire Tower Road. This primarily a rocky trail, is a popular challenge for all user groups. Old Laurel Run Rd Trail also intersects Laurel Run Cutoff Trail and Three Bridges Trail.

Old Lewistown Pike: Shared-use connector trail between Barrville Road and Rag Hollow Road. This trail also intersects Cutoff Trail and Stone Mountain Trail.

Otter Gap Trail: Shared-use trail that is rarely used and can be difficult to follow. This trail connects Conklin Road and Brush Ridge Trail. The northern section intersects Penn Roosevelt Trail. The southern section intersects Bear Gap Trail and an offshoot trail that leads to Indian Trail.

Owl Gap Trail: Hiking only trail that is not fully shown on the 6th edition map, although it may still be yellow blazed. This trail connects Laurel Run Road and Greenlee Road. Primarily a rocky trail, the northern section passes thru a former CCC camp where the foundations of several old buildings remain. The southern section is rarely used and usually difficult to follow.

Peep Trail: Shared-use trail, which employs the use of a few long switchbacks to connect Kettle Road and Coopers Gap Road. Peep Trail includes a short spur trail that also connects with Coopers Gap Road. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Penn Lookout Trail: Shared-use old double track trail that leads to the foundations of an old firetower. Penn Lookout Trail begins at the intersection of Thickhead Mountain Road and Detweiler Run Road.

Penn Roosevelt Trail: Hiking only trail, which connects Stone Creek Road and Brush Ridge Trail. This trail is underused and can be very difficult to follow.

Pig Pile Trail: Multi-use trail that is used and maintained by mountain bikers. This trail connects Barrvile Road and Bigelow Trail. This trail also intersects BR&S Trail and Sassy Pig Trail. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Pine Hill Connector: Shared-use trail that parallels Diamond Valley Road. This trail begins near the intersection of Mule Road and Diamond Valley Road, then leads back to Diamond Valley Road at Pine Hill Picnic Area.

Pine Hill Trail: Shared-use trail that connects Leading Ridge Road (high clearance 4wd road) and Diamond Valley Road near Pine Hill Picnic Area. This trail climbs up and over Leading Ridge.

Pine Swamp Trail: Shared-use trail that can be very difficult to locate and follow. This trail connects Pine Swamp Road and Laurel Run Road. Pine Swamp Trail climbs to the top of Rudy Ridge (2,000ft elevation) and descends down the opposite side.

Pole Trail: Hiking only trail that begins at a parking area on Turkey Hill Road and climbs steeply to Standing Stone Trail on the ridge of Stone Mountain.

Preserve Trail: Multi-use trail, which connects Standing Stone Trail (a.k.a. Greenwood Spur a.k.a. Johnson Trail) and Ross Trail. Preserve Trail follows the southern boundary of Alan Seeger Natural Area, but can than become very difficult to locate and follow as is goes through a recent logging area before reaching Ross Trail. This trail also intersects Seegar Road.

Pump Station Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Pennsylvania Furnace Road and Harry’s Valley Road.

Rainbow Trail: Short, hiking only trail that acts as a connector between Brady Road and the Mid State Trail.

Ross Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Stone Creek Road and Greenwood Tower (2,380ft elevation). Ross Trail is very steep and can be somewhat difficult to follow near Standing Stone Creek due to recent logging activities. This trail helps to create a difficult and rewarding hiking loop with the Standing Stone Trail and Alan Seeger Natural Area. Ross Trail intersects Preserve Trail and Standing Stone Trail. Part of the Greenwood Furnace Trail Challenge half-marathon.

Round Top Trail: Shared-use trail from Tram Road to the summit of Round Top (2,172ft elevation).

Rudy Trail: Shared-use trail between Leading Ridge Road (high clearance 4wd road) and Diamond Valley Road. Rudy Trail also connects with Summit Trail near Diamond Valley Road and Mule Road.

Ruff Gap Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Spencer Trail and Greenwood Tower (2,380ft elevation). Ruff Gap Trail is very steep and washed out (rutted out). Hikers looking for a challenge will enjoy a figure-eight hike of Ross Trail, Ruff Gap Trail, Spencer Trail, Standing Stone Trail, and Stone Creek Road.

Runaround Trail: Short, shared-use connector trail between the Visitor Center at Greenwood Furnace State Park and Rag Hollow Road.

Sand Knob Trail: Shared-use connector trail between Laurel Run Road and Greenlee Road. Steep in both directions, this trail is rarely used or maintained, yet climbs up and over Greenlee Mountain. The trail is most likely overgrown and difficult to follow during any season.

Sand Spring Path: Hiking only trail within Bear Meadows Natural Area. This trail is steep, narrow, and usually muddy as it climbs up and away from Bear Meadows. This trail acts as a connector between Bear Meadows Loop and the Mid State Trail.

Sand Spring Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Laurel Run Road and Bald Knob Ridge Trail. This trail is steep and sometimes difficult as it climbs up and over Tussey Mountain ridge and climbs up to Bald Knob ridge, near the top of Bald Knob (2,304ft elevation). Sand Spring Trail intersects Little Shingletown Trail, Mid State Trail, Shingletown Gap Trail, Lower Trail, and Green Shoot Trail.

Sassafras Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Rag Hollow Road and Flat Road. This trail intersects Seeger Road, Kettle Road, Sassy Pig Trail, and Sassafras Spur Trail. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Sassafras Spur Trail: Shared-use trail connecting Flat Road and Coopers Gap Road. This trail intersects Sass-xx Trail and Sassafras Trail. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Sass-xx Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Sassafras Spur Trail and Coopers Gap Road near Deer Tick Trail. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Sassy Pig Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Sassafras Trail, Pigpile Trail, and Bigelow Trail. Part of the 27-mile IMBA Epic Coopers Gap Trail.

Sawmill Trail: Shared-use trail near Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Shaver Creek Trail: Shared-use trail near Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Shall’s Gap Trail: Hiking only trail in Shall’s Gap. This trail acts as a connector between Kepler Road and Penn State University Land.

Shingle Path: Hiking only trail that crosses multiple ridges and valleys through Rothrock State Forest. Shingle Path connects Crowfield Road (at Penn Roosevelt State Park) with Tussey Mountain Trail.

Shingletown Gap Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Charcoal Flats and Old Laurel Run Trail. Section west of Laurel Run Road is smoother singletrack and popular in either direction, section east of Laurel Run Road is rockier and less used. Multi-use.

Shittaka Trail: Shared-use single track trail that is very popular with mountain bikers and trail runners. This trail connects Kettle Road and Sand Hole Ridge Trail.

Spearmint Trail: Shared-use trail near Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Spencer Trail: High Clearance 4wd road between Broad Mountain Road and Rag Hollow Road. Spencer Trail intersects with Alexander Trail, Standing Stone Trail, Ruff Gap Trail, and Sassafras Trail.

Spruce Gap Trail: One of the best-known and harder foot use only climbs in Rothrock State Forest. This trail begins at Three Bridges Trail and climbs to Mid State Trail.

Spruce Mountain Trail: Shared-use, gated, trail that begins on Spruce Mountain Road and ends at US Route 322 below Laurel Creek Reservoir.

Standing Stone Trail (SST): Long distance DCNR backpacking trail. This trail leads 84 miles to connect the Mid State Trail and Tuscarora Trail.

Stavefield Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Krise Valley Road and Crowfield Road.

Stillhouse Hollow Road: High Clearance 4wd road that is gated near the intersection of Stillhouse Hollow Road (gravel) and Mid State Trail. Past the gate, this 4wd road leads to old US Route 322 below Laurel Creek Reservoir.

Stone Mountain Trail: Short, shared-use connector trail between Barrville Road and Rag Hollow Road. Stone Mountain Trail intersects Cutoof Trail and Old Lewistown Pike.

Summit Trail: Shared-use trail between Tram Road and Mule Road. This trail climbs to the summit of Round Top (2,172ft elevation).

Tar Pit Trail: Hiking only trail that climbs up and over Broad Mountain. This trail connects Broad Mountain West Loop Trail and Stone Creek Road. It is considered to be part of the Broad Mountain West Loop and intersects with Mid State Trail.

Telephone Trail: Shared-use trail, which connects Seeger Road with Spencer Trail. Telephone trail is very steep (almost 900 ft. elevation change). This trail also intersects with Yoder Trail.

Thickhead Mountain Trail: Gated shared-use trail connecting Thickhead Mountain Road (near Bechtol Road) and Crowfield Road. This double track dirt road follows the eastern boundary of Thickhead Wild Area and includes multiple vistas east towards Broad Mountain (Bald Eagle State Forest) and south towards Broad Mountain. Thickhead Mountain Trail intersects Long Mountain Trail, Mid State Trail, Shingle Path, Detweiler Run Trail, McKinney Trail, and Penn Lookout Trail.

Three Bridges Trail: a local favorite shared-use trail, which famous for the three wooden bridges that challenge mountain bikers. Connects Laurel Run Road and Lonberger Trail. Part of the 36-mile long IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix.

Tramway Trail: Shared-use trail connecting Brush Ridge Road and Greenwood Furnace State Park. This trail intersects with many multi-use trails near Greenwood State Park, and parallels Greenwood Road (route 305).

Turkey Trail: Foot use only connector trail between Turkey Hill Road and Standing Stone Trail. This trail is steep, but does have switchbacks to ease the suffering.

Tussey Trail: Foot use only trail that acts as a connector between Brady Road and Tram Road.

Tussey Mountain Trail: multi-use. Connects Bear Meadows Road and Beer Tap. Locals may refer to the Bear Meadows section as Tuxedo Trail. A favorite among all user groups for exceptional views and challenging trail sections. A rocky singletrack trail that traverses the burn section from a 2006 wild fire. Part of the 36-mile long IMBA Epic Rothrock Trail Mix. Rediscovered using USGS topo maps and opened in 1997 as part of the very first Lizard map.

Tussey Extension Trail: Shared-use trail that begins at the Beer Tap on Tussey Mountain Trail and connects to Treaster Kettle Road.

Underwood Trail: Shared-use trail, which begins at a gated spur off of Crowfield Road and ends at a gated entrance to private property. Please respect private property.

Viantown Trail: Multi-use trail connecting Brush Ridge Road and Broad Mountain Road near Greenwood Furnace State Park.

Wallace Trail: Multi-use trail that climbs away from Greenwood Furnace State Park and towards Seeger Road. Wallace Trail intersects Alexander Trail, Griffith Trail and Yoder Trail north of Greenwood Furnace State Park.

Warner Trail: Multi-use connector trail on Juniata College land northeast of Huntingdon.

Wildcat Gap Trail: connects Bear Gap Road and laurel Run Road. Steep, rocky trail popular for technical mountain bikers. Multi-use.

Wheeler Trail: Short, foot use only trail that acts as a connector between Brady Road and the Mid State Trail.

Whipple Lake Trail: 3-mile long, foot use only trail that loops around the perimeter of Whipple Dam Lake.

Woods Route: Multi-use trail along Shaver Creek Road near Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Yellow Arrow Trail: Foot use only trail on Colerain Road near Spruce Creek. This trail is steep as it climbs to Indian Lookout. This trail acts as a connector between two sections of Colerain Road.

Yoder Trail: Ruff Gap Trail: Multi-use trail intersecting Telephone Trail, Wallace Trail, and Seegar Road. The northern end of Yoder Trail also intersects with Standing Stone Trail. Please respect private property near Yoder Trail.


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