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The Best Backpacking in State College

Looking for the best backpacking in State College? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around State College. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near State College

  • Boalsburg, Pennsylvania

    Old Lauren Run to Charcoal Flats to Spruce Gap Loop

    15.64 mi / 3825 ft gain
    Old Lauren Run to Charcoal Flats to Spruce Gap Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania.
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  • Alexandria, Pennsylvania

    Mid-State Trail: Barree to Pinegrove

    16.17 mi / 1936 ft gain
    Mid-State Trail: Barree to Pinegrove is a point-to-point trail that is strenuous located near Alexandria, Pennsylvania.
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  • Renovo, Pennsylvania

    Chuck Keiper Trail

    29.25 mi / 4734 ft gain
    Chuck Keiper Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Renovo, Pennsylvania.
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  • Brown Township, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Gas Line Ridge Loop

    3.8 mi / 900 ft gain
    Park at the end of Naval Run Road, at the end of the road to the right, follow the sign for Lance Raisch Trail marked with yellow blazes.  This is the first of three trails that this loop will use.  The Lance Raisch Trail climbs in elevation along Naval Run and after about a quarter mile will ins...
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  • Brown Township, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Hemlock Mountain Loop

    5.0
    6.48 mi / 1200 ft gain
    The trail starts where Naval Run Road ends. Follow the the blue blazes into Naval Run. After crossing Naval Run continue right up an old logging skid trail along the run. The trail will intersect with the Black Forest Trail at Naval Run Falls.The trail will follow the orange blazes of Black Fo...
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