our horses reside at Camp Woodward where we provide hundreds of campers the opportunity to take a break from their training schedules to You can find a trail guide dog named Shane near the trail head if you are lucky. Very rocky in the beginning. I hike with my children and even though it took them a long time, they could climb the steeper parts and enjoy the reward of watching the area from above. There are only a few parking spots at the trailhead, but there is an overflow lot nearby.
Find Mt. A local dog named Shane, that lives with his owner at the bottom of the hill may follow you up. I hike with my children and even though it took them a long time, they could climb the steeper parts and enjoy the reward of watching the area from above. If you opt to head down the hill at this point, you’ll cut a few tenths of a mile off of the hike, but you’ll be heading down a significantly more difficult hill. It is very popular, so expect all sorts of groups at any time. Those on top are relatively flat. Click. After ascending the hill (making sure to stay to the right at the one trail split on the way up), I completed my loop along the outermost trails in the counter-clockwise direction. People in the Nittany House is extremely friendly and nice. Very nice hike! While shorter hikes are an option, I decided to do a five-mile loop that allowed me to see the best that Mount Nittany has to offer including all seven of the overlooks on the trail map. It fills up quickly too, so arrive early. Nittany Road as you approach the trailhead, and there is a new overflow lot to the west of the trailhead as indicated on signs as seen below.
It is very popular, so expect all sorts of groups at any time. Views were fantastic. Trailhead address is 500 Mount Nittany Rd, Boalsburg, PA 16827. Parking is limited along Mt. Hunting is permitted on lands owned or managed by MNC. By 11:15 am, 140 people already made it to the top by his count. 3) Once you get to the first fork, it really flattens out. Nittany is easy, compared to most of the other hikes in Centre County. Was worth the trip!! 322E) to Branch Rd. 1 mile) turn left onto College Ave. Drive 7/10ths of a mile and turn slight right onto Elmwood Street. Following the primary trails takes you on a big loop. The trail is very well marked.
See the PA Game Commission site for Hunting Season dates. 2) The first half-mile from the trailhead or so is nearly straight up with 6-12in size rocks that can be wobbly. View the flyer from the event here. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. It will make it a lot easier when you leave. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. This is a wonderful trail. Station 1: N 40 48.688’ W 77 48.340’ We ended up with 6 miles by seeing every single overlook. I gave it 4 out of 5 because the scenic view was less than mostly due to overgrown vegetation. At this point, you can continue straight to see the final vista or take the trail to the right to head down the hill. Lemont residents and hikers will be walking on the road. AWESOME TRAIL!! Eric Loop, President Slow down and be respectful of other vehicles and especially pedestrians on the road. If you hike to the Mike Lynch Overlook (Trail marker #3), where you can see Penn State's University Park campus and State College, the distance is 0.6 miles.
AWESOME TRAIL!! No sidewalks are available as Mt.
It fills up quickly too, so arrive early. When I first visited State College, I was told that if I hadn’t been on Mount Nittany’s hiking trails, I hadn’t truly visited State College. Speed limit is 25 mph. It is the most popular hike for Penn State students and visitors alike and features birds-eye views of campus, Nittany Valley, and Penns Valley from seven scenic overlooks. So, on a later trip to the area, I decided to do just that. Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Clocked it at over 5 miles long. We have also installed a system of trail signs at critical intersections and points on the paths. Our whole trail was guided by the infamous Nittany Trail Guide, Shane the dog. The use of any off-road motorized travel vehicles (examples: ATV, Quad-Bike, Motorcycle, etc.) Check out Penn’s Cave, the Penn State Arboretum, Yost Run Falls, the Scotia Barrens, and Black Moshannon State Park. Easy to socially distance yourself. Trails on top are relatively flat. Very steep and rocky trail.
Safety Note: Fires are not permitted. We welcome all ages and skill levels; our experienced guests will be able to experience both the running walk and canter. The popular Mike Lynch Overlook features a birds-eye view of the campus, including Beaver Stadium and the Bryce Jordan Center. We offer a full-size brochure with a trail map you can print. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
One of my favorite trail so far. We ended up with 6 miles by seeing every single overlook. Lots of runners and hikers with dogs. I wouldn’t call it “kid-friendly” but my 5 year old daughter handled it and we passed a few other kids on the trail. Trailhead Parking: N 40 48.691’ W 77 48.411’ Hiking Mt. Turn right on Porter Road. Hiking the Trails at the Incredible Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Stepping Back in Time with a Visit to The Fifties Place and Mini Museum, Exploring Modern History at the Isett Heritage Museum in Huntingdon, Discovering Disaster and Hope at the Johnstown Flood National Memorial.
Of the seven overlooks, the first one that you come to, known as the Mike Lynch Overlook, is probably the most impressive. Please do not block private drives or park along posted yards.
Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Very well maintained, steep at times and lovely vistas. Extra food and water — Take more food and water than you think you will need, particularly water. What is a hike like?
Getting there: Find your way to Lemont, PA, near State College (off of route 26). Beautiful views! By 11:15 am, 140 people already made it to the top by his count. Beaver Avenue (SR 26 East) east to College Avenue (SR 26 East). This link to Google maps also show the trailhead. Order for yourself or as a great gift for someone special—with or without a frame. Because the full hike is so long, we didn’t feel like it was overcrowded. With nearly 9 miles of volunteer-maintained trails and scenic views, Mt. You can park there and follow the white blazes. These sure footed mounts will endure difficult terrain and weather while remaining easily on task so that the rider can focus on the dogs as they compete. Extra Clothing — A warm morning can quickly turn into a wet cold afternoon. (You can find out more about the story of Mount Nittany by reading this book.). There is a porta potty near the Mount Nittany Trailhead and parking area. © Copyright 2013-2020 Uncovering Media, LLC - All Rights Reserved, Find more things to do in the Alleghenies Region. The view you can see is just below the horizon.
Drive 7/10ths of a mile to the traffic light and turn left onto Pike Street.
Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspu From there, you can either head directly back to the parking area near number one or continue past number 11 and back to the parking area. The mountain is part of a ridge that separates Nittany Valley from Penns Valley, with the enclosed Sugar Valley between them. Wear hiking boots- loved it!
two miles to traffic light (Elmwood St.). Every square inch counts when it comes to conserving Mount Nittany, and you can help us do just that by purchasing a genuine Life Estate Deed to one square inch of Mount Nittany, recorded with the Centre County Recorder of Deeds. 761 likes. Looking for more outdoor things to do in and around State College? With there still being a good bit of snow in the mountains and the roads there still being a little difficult to traverse, we decided to hike on a more easily accessible trail. Old, discontinued trails that run straight up and down the slopes should not be used.
Again, the earlier you arrive, the fewer people you will see. I would recommend this trail to people who want a little bit of a challenge! Watch your footing. Drive 7/10ths of a mile to the traffic light and turn left onto Pike Street.
This link to Google maps also show the trailhead.
3) Once you get to the first fork, it really flattens out. Wear hiking boots- loved it! The resident, who lives next to the trailhead, welcomed us to the trail and asked if we were local. In the time of coronavirus, be prepared to be putting your mask on regularly.