Star of the 1969
"The Love Bug"
resides at the
south of Huntingdon.
Hiking in Huntingdon County
Hiking Trails at Raystown Lake -
The four main trails that
the Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake manage. Descriptions
include mile markers, sites on the trails and maps.
Trough Creek State Park - 12 miles of trails
The trails traverse scenic vistas, cool stream hollows, hillsides
and ridge tops. A popular short hike crosses the suspension bridge
and follows Rhododendron Trail to Rainbow Falls. Climb the steps
along the waterfall, then hike on to Balanced Rock and return the
Some trails are steep and follow along cliffs with drop-offs.
Exercise extreme caution and wear hiking shoes. Children must be
supervised at all times. Trail conditions may be slippery when wet
or icy depending on weather conditions.
Greenwood Furnace - Many trails within the park and
surrounding state forest offer hikers scenic views and glimpses of
historical ruins from the 1800s ironmaking community. Here are some
of the trails that begin in the park. Trail information is listed in
each description. Each trail is color-coded. Some trails may be
marked with more than one color.
Whipple Dam -
Cowans Gap State Park
Check list for
bright colored clothes! You're easy to spot when there's a group
of you on the trail. And if you should fall someplace where it's
hard to see you, you'll be easier to find.
pack with your survival kit. Look farther down this page for neat
stuff to put in your kit. This is good for a day hike.
Grab a big
stick to carry with you. No, not to duel with your friends, but to
use as a hiking stick. When you walk, let it hit the ground a
little in front of you instead of beside or behind you. Then, if
you do startle a snake or another animal, they'll go for the stick
instead of your foot! Animals would rather get out of the way than
get in a fight, and usually only bite or strike when they are
startled or feel threatened - like they have no place to get away
from you. The pounding of the stick helps let them know in time
that something big is coming their way. (In bear country, people
put bells on their hiking sticks to warn the bears that someone is
coming.) Hiking sticks are also nice when you're tired. Besides,
you'll look really cool.
where you step! Don't step over a log, or onto a pile of rocks or
leaves, without seeing what's on the other side or underneath.
These are places snakes like to hang out. This is where your
hiking stick comes in handy, too. Helps you sneak a peak without
getting too close. And remember to leave the snakes alone. They
need a home, too.
behind you! Things look different on the way home, and it's easy
to get lost. Stop every now and then and look behind you. Then,
when you're heading back, things will look familiar. Pick out
something like an unusual tree or rock or hill to help you
remember the way. Give it a funny name to help you remember.
Looking around also helps if you have a wise guy behind you....
If you get
lost, find a spot, hug a tree, whatever, but stay in one place!
Walking around when someone is trying to find you like constantly
walking away from them. Stay put and use your whistle.
OUTDOOR SURVIVAL KIT
- Whistle - If you get lost or hurt, use your whistle.
People will hear you from a long way away. This way, if you're hurt,
or tired, or scared, and can't yell loud or for a long time, just
blow into your whistle! People looking for you can whistle to you
also -- 3 blows means "I'm looking for you," 2 blows means "I'm
- Hat, One with a brim
- Blaze Orange Bandana
- First Aid Kit
- Trowel (tiny shovel) and toilet paper
- Handwipes, washcloth or something to wipe hands.
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