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Hiking at Patterson State Park

Patterson State Park Trail Map (PDF)

Susquehannock Trail

0.1 mile in the park  |   Most difficult hiking  |   Point-to-point trail   |   Orange blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, backpacking
Trailhead amenities: non-flush restrooms

A short section of the Susquehannock Trail passes through the park. The Susquehannock Trail System is an 85-mile loop trail within the Pennsylvania Wilds. For access in the park, hikers may park across the road (Route 44) from the campground.

Trail Definitions

Difficulty Ratings

Easiest -- For beginner trail users. Grade is gentle with few obstacles.
More Difficult -- For the majority of trail users. Grade is steeper and trails narrower with embedded rocks or roots on the trail surface.
Most Difficult -- For trail users with advanced skills. Grade is steep and provides a definite physical challenge. Routes may not be well marked. Elevation gain or loss is severe.

Trail Route Type

Loop -- Start and end at the same location and follow a single trail to form a loop.
Out-and-back -- Start and end at a trailhead and follow a single trail to an endpoint or specific point of interest, then return along the same route.
Point-to-point -- Trails are generally longer in distance and parks may often contain only a portion of the trail within their boundary. Hiker starts and ends in different locations, often requiring a shuttle.
Connector -- Begin and end in connection with another trail or trails but do not terminate at a trailhead.