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Time to start pondering destinations in Pa. for my springtime backpack trek. Old jaunts include: Oil Creek State Park, Laurel Highlands Trail & Allegheny National Forest (North Country Trail).

Looking at trails/sites in Central or Western Pa...

Any other sites, trails or recommendations would be appreciated.












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Ever done the Standing Stone or Mid State? What are the time/distance/scenery preferences?
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The Quehanna area is worth checking out. There are a lot of trails on the eastern side in the Quehanna wild area. You could make various loops. The Mid state and standing trails are great too, you will have a lot of great views, albeit a lot of rocks as well.
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SST is great in spring, redbuds and dogwoods will be blooming.  The trail from Greenwood Furnace State Park to US 22 (Thousand Steps) is excellent.  Yes, some sections are rocky, but there are many great views.  The trail through Rocky Ridge is beautiful.

Eastern Quehanna is excellent as well.

Also consider West Rim Trail or Mid State Trail.
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thanks for the recommendations.. gonna check out those areas...

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Given your proximity I would highly recommend the Quehanna Trail as well. I describe four hikes on my site.

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The northeast area of the Quehanna is really beautiful.  Tons of trails to make a loop.
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Quehanna has many trails so you could 'design' your hike to most any length.

The Susquehannock Trail is an 85 mile loop, but now has several cross-connector trails that can be used for shorter loops.

To mention some other trails:
The Allegheny Front Trail is a 42 mile loop with a cross connector trail.
The Black Forest Trail is a jewel 42 miles in length with several options to shorten it - many great vistas
The Chuck Keiper Trail is a double loop trail 24 and 31 miles in length but is a real beast to hike.
The Old Loggers Path is a 27 mile loop that may be difficult to get to but has high reward to effort ratio.
The Elk Trail is a nice easy 17 mile end to end trail that requires a shuttle, but you may well see elk on your hike


You can find more information on MRHyker's web site or at the NEOH web site: http://neohbackpackingclub.com/home.aspx
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