The Rothrock State Forest was the first Lizard Map (initially published in 1997) and is still one of our most popular and favorite maps! Folks come from all over to bike, hike and explore Rothrock. Just a few hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, New York and Pittsburgh, Rothrock State Forest offers many adventures worth the trip.
These maps are AMAZING! They make trip planning for bikepacking so easy. I am a customer and fan for life - thank you! Brad from PA
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 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.
While you are in the area exploring Rothrock, please take some time to support the many fantastic Lizard Map sponsors:
Want some suggestions for where to visit in Rothrock? Rothrock is one of the 5 maps we cover in our Fall Adventure Guide.
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