What better way to enjoy the warmer weather than with a scenic hike through the great outdoors? We’re lucky to have a number of beautiful trails to choose from, no matter where you live in Pennsylvania. Here are a few of our favorites for hikers of all skill levels:
White Rocks Trail — Boiling Springs
This 2.7-mile trail starts flat with an easy hike through fields of wildflowers, then turns up the skill level a notch with some moderate rock scrambling toward the end of the hike. If you can make it past the rocks, the view is worth it!
Montour Trail — Canonsburg
The Montour Trail is just southwest of Pittsburgh and is a 36-mile-long point-to-point trail, which means you’ll probably want to check out small sections at a time. This trail is great for landscape variety, from bridges to tunnels to wooded areas, and long flat sections make it a great option for distance runners and bikers.
Saint Pete’s Trail — Elverson
Saint Pete’s is a 2.2-mile loop trail with a variety of natural and man-made sights to take in along the way, including a waterfall. There are a number of side trails to explore before meeting up with the main trail again.
Golden Eagle Trail — Slate Run
The Golden Eagle Trail is a more rugged, moderate 10.6-mile loop in the Wolf Run Wilderness Area. Elevation changes give way to beautiful canyon views, but as with most trails in the more wild areas of the state, keep an eye out for rattlesnakes!
Minister Creek Trail — Sheffield
This 6.5-mile loop is located in the wilderness of the Allegheny National Forest. The Minister Creek Trail combines rock formations, streams, and woods to create a setting that feels like you’ve wandered off the map.
Seven Tubs Nature Area — Plains Township
Get a quick 1.8-mile loop hike or trail run in at Seven Tubs, which offers plenty to look at along the way. Seven waterfalls (fed by the titular Seven Tubs), a reservoir, an old rail bed, and lots of rocks to climb on make this a fun spot to hang out if you’re taking a break during your hike.