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Hiking

Bald Eagle State Forest has more than 200 miles of hiking trails. Local trails are shown on the Bald Eagle Public Use Map (PDF).

State Forest Hiking Trail

One designated State Forst Hiking Trail for foot travel only run through Bald Eagle State Forest. 

Mid State Trail

The Mid State Trail, (MST) is a 189-mile cross-country hiking trail that parallels the route of the old Penns Creek Indian Path. Following the MST across the Bald Eagle from south to north, it follows the ridge top northeast from Route 322, through Poe Paddy State Park, across Penns Creek, and into Hairy Johns Picnic Area.

It then continues through The Hook Natural Area, R.B. Winter State Park, and continues north into the Tiadaghton State Forest.

The Mid State Trail is a rugged and demanding mountain top trail, and hikers must assess their own ability to cope with the difficulties and possible dangers involved.

The MST is marked with orange rectangles. It was developed and is maintained by the Mid State Trail Association. A detailed trail guide, including maps, is available for a small fee from:

Mid State Trail Association
P.O. Box 167
Boalsburg PA 16827