If you’re already sick of the neighborhood pool by this point in the summer, why not consider a different outdoorsy activity? Hiking is a fun way to spend time with family, friends, or to unwind by yourself. Here are some of the best hiking trails in Pennsylvania.
1. Fern Rock Nature Trail, Sullivan County
Found near World's End State Park, Fern Rock Nature Trail is a high altitude mountain trail sure to thrill.
2. Black Forest Trail, Lycoming County
Most likely you will not hike the entire Black Forest Trail in one trip-- it's 42 miles long.
3. Golden Eagle Trail, Lycoming County
Located in Tiadaghton State Forest, Golden Eagle Trail is located mainly within Wolf Run Wild Area, 1 of 16 wild areas in Pennsylvania. Watch out if you're on your way to grandma's house and/or happen to be wearing a red sweater.
4. Appalachian Trail, Monroe County
Truth be told, there are many points at which you can hike the Appalachian Trail. In Monroe County, the trail will have you walking along the Blue Ridge Mountains, and you'll have some excellent views.
5. Glacier Pools Preserve, Lycoming County
Glacier Pools Preserve is known for its Mount Laurel, which are gorgeous white flowers that bloom along the trail.
6. Pinchot Trail, Lackawanna County
Located in Lackawanna State Forest, the Pinchot Trail is a 23 mile footpath.
7. Frances Slocum State Park, Lucerne County
This park surrounds Frances Slocum Lake, which is a horseshoe-shaped manmade lake popular for recreation such as fishing and boating.
8. Ringing Rocks County Park Trails
Ringing Rocks County Park is a popular destination for its weird ringing rocks, but it also has gorgeous trails on which you can spend a leisurely afternoon.
9. Alan Seeger Natural Area, Huntingdon County
Alan Seeger Natural Area is super cool because it is mostly untouched by humans! Come appreciate the ancient hemlock trees and much more.
10. Ralph Stover State Park, Bucks County
Ralph Stover State Park is not only a popular destination for hiking, but also for whitewater kayaking on Tohickon Creek.
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