State College Region Updates

Mid State Trail - Section 8 Urban Forest Interface

Mid State Trail - Section 8 Urban Forest Interface
Partial November Revision 2015 to - MSTA Map 307-310 
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Section 8 Urban Forest Interface


Bridge over Cherry Run Closed Until Further Notice

The bridge crossing Cherry Run has recently collapsed. DCNR has signed is as off limits to the public. DCNR and trail crew members will be assessing the bridge to determine wether to proceed with a repair or completely rebuild the bridge. You can find more information about the location in the 12th edition guidebook section 10 at 29.3km northbound.

 

Southern End Reroute At Southern Terminus

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"The Mid State Trail has been re-routed at the southern terminus of the State college Region. Previously, the trail northbound from the Lower Trail  parking area followed the paved road out toward US 22 where it climbed an embankment and entered the forest. The new route crosses the paved road at the Lower trail parking area and follows gravel roads Freedom's Way - Brickyard Rd. - Short Mtn. Rd. about 2 km to the point where it junctions with the original route at a switchback turn on Short Mtn. Rd. The new route has been blazed orange and there are temporary notices/maps at either end of the new route. The register has been relocated to a new location along the trail north of Short Mtn. Rd.. Other improvements to this section of the trail include repairs to the sidehill section descending into the glen and removal of the blowdown obstructions just south of Barree"

Click HERE to download pdf map



Timbering operations north of PA 26

See Section 8 updates


Hikers should be aware of timbering operations affecting two sections of the Mid State Trail in the State College Region starting in early 2013. The second area is in Section 8 north of PA 26 (just north of Jo Hays Vista) in the vicinity of the Mid State-Ironstone Trail junction near Beaver Pond. Operations should affect the section of trail from .50km NB to 2.50km NB.There will be a 30m buffer zone with one equipment crossing of the trail at the .75km NB point. Hikers need to exercise caution in these two areas until the logging operations are finished. Please notify the regional manager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if any obstructions of the trail occur so we can get out and make repairs promptly.


 

Timbering Operations north of US Rt. 22

See Section 7 updates


Hikers should be aware of timbering operations affecting two sections of the Mid State Trail in the State College Region starting in early 2013.
The first area is in Section 7 north of US Rt. 22.The timbering operations will be in the 2.30km NB to 3.00km NB section. There will be a 30m buffer zone with one equipment crossing of the trail at the 2.50km NB point.


Relocation north of Greenwood Furnace

See Section A updates


Relocation north of Greenwood Furnace reflected in guide revision to left.


Relocation Between Poe Valley and Poe Paddy

See Section 10 updates


Mid State Trail's orange blazes have been moved onto [Dry] Hollow Trail (where they were before 1981), and off an unmaintainable rock pile on Poe Mountain (formerly John Fry Trail). Distance 0.77 km shorter.