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Hiking at Ravensburg State Park

Ravensburg State Park Trail Map (PDF)

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.

Mid State Trail

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

The park is a trailhead for central PA's Mid State Trail. Stretching 361 miles from Bedford County in the south to Tioga County in the north, this wilderness footpath mostly covers public lands as it passes through start forests, state parks, and game lands. The remote and isolated trail is excellent for backpacking.

Raven Trail

0.5 mile  |  Easiest hiking  |  Out-and-back trail  |  Red blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking
Trailhead amenities: non-flush restrooms, potable water, benches

This trail meanders through the day-use of the park.

Thousand Steps Trail

0.3 mile in the park  |  Most difficult hiking  |  Out-and-back trail  |  Yellow blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking
Trailhead amenities: non-flush restrooms, potable water, benches

This very steep trail runs 0.6 mile straight up a talus slope from the picnic area to the Mid State Trail in Tiadaghton State Forest. Extreme care and caution needs to be taken.