2016 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year

The Standing Stone Trail (SST) traverses through some of Pennsylvania’s most scenic terrain and holds the distinction of being part of the evolving Great Eastern Trail, which will connect Alabama to New York. The Standing Stone Trail (SST) follows scenic, heavily wooded ridgelines in Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Fulton counties. Its features include the historic and popular Thousand Steps trail section, the spectacular vistas of Stone Mountain and the jumbled sandstone pillars and sinkholes comprising Rocky Ridge Natural Area. At its southern terminus, the SST intersects the rugged Tuscarora Trail at the rustic and bucolic 1085-acre Cowans Gap State Park in Fulton County. Heading northward from the Cowans Gap 42-acre lake and beach area, the hiker up for challenges will trek along the SST through more than 80 miles of gorgeous, mountainous terrain to hike through the 423-acre Greenwood Furnace State Park with its six-acre lake and north into Alan Seeger & Detweiler Run Natural Areas. At this northern terminus, the trail connects with the the Mid State Trail. Imagine hiking forever! Maps are available at the website. The 2018 version of the Standing Stone Trail brochure is linked on the right side of this page. #HappyPAhiking #StandingStoneTrail

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MST / Greenwood Furnace to Cowans Gap 

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