Getting There

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We want to help you find the best views of the Raystown Lake Region. And there are many. Whether you are biking, hiking, kayaking or motor touring; the staff of the Raystown Lake Region Visitor Center is ready to help to guide you: (888) 729-7869 toll free during business hours.

Some of the most requested driving directions are for Ridenour/Hawns Overlooks, the Thousand Steps Trail and Trough Creek State Park. Our starting point for each drive is going to be the Raystown Lake Visitor Center at 6993 Seven Points Road, Hesston, Pennsylvania. One of the best views of Raystown Lake is from our deck at the visitor center. You might choose to visit the public beach at the Seven Points Recreation Area, feed the carp at Seven Points Marina or take a stroll on the Greenside Pathway to see more of the shore views. But then... get in your car and buckle up; let’s get you to some other views in Huntingdon County...

Ridenour/Hawns Overlooks/Dam Scenic drive

From 6993 Seven Points Road, Hesston

Follow Seven Points Road to:

Turn right onto PA-26 N/Raystown Road

Turn right to merge onto US-22 E

Right onto River Road/T430

Right onto Henderson Hollow Road

At stop sign, turn left into Ridenour Overlook / Hawns Overlook area

Continue to 40.431365, -78.017179

Enjoy! And continue on:

Henderson Overlook Rd to right onto

Stone Bridge Hollow Road

Turn right onto U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Road (Dam)

Continue to 40.430893, -78.007296

Enjoy! And continue on:

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Road (off Dam)

Continue straight onto River Rd/T430

SCENIC DRIVE: the Juniata River Raystown branch will be on your right for a scenic drive route as you drive back to Route 22

Follow River Rd/T430 to Route 22

(40.476729, -78.007555)

Approximately 60 minutes drive time


Thousand Steps section of the Standing Stone Trail

From 6993 Seven Points Road, Hesston

Follow Seven Points Road to:

Turn right onto PA-26 S/Raystown Road

Turn right to merge onto US-22 E

Pass Swigart Auto Museum and Tops Diner

Destination will be on the left

Watch for chain link fence and dirt parking area on left side of US-22

Thousand Steps Trailhead is on the right side of the parking area

40.391468, -77.913443

Approximately 30 minutes drive time


Trough Creek State Park

From 6993 Seven Points Road, Hesston

Follow Seven Points Road to:

Turn left onto PA-26 S/Raystown Road

Turn left to PA-994 E

Turn left to Little Valley Road

/Trough Creek Drive

End Trough Creek State Park

16362 Little Valley Road

(Trough Creek Drive)

James Creek, PA / 40.311813, -78.129851

Approximately 30 minutes drive time