Everett Region

Highlights:

The highest knob, the sharpest ridgelines, and some of the most dramatic views on Mid State Trail await intrepid hikers in the Everett Region.

Started in 1994 by volunteers of Keystone Trails Association Trail Crew, and opened continuously throughout in 2001, the southern end of MST offers significant challenge and reward to the hiker seeking quiet enjoyment of wild ridgelines.

MST Sections 1 through 6 pass Buchanan State Forest, State Game Land (SGL) No. 97, SGL 73, SGL 118, and Lower Trail, through Bedford, Blair, and Huntingdon Counties, and the Boroughs of Everett and Williamsburg.

Active reconstruction is underway to move MST away from Snake Spring Valley Road northwest of Everett, onto scenic Tussey Ridge, through private land and isolated sections of SGL 73, to descend the east side of Tussey Ridge and pass directly through Everett Borough's Tenley Park. The 12th edition (2012) guide describes two routes (fully blazed to the west, and partial blazed/partial roadwalk on the east) from downtown Everett onto the ridge north of town.

Please print out a parking permit if you are going to park in the Tenley Park parking lot. Please do not park there for more than 5 days.     Click | Print | to print just the permit form rather than the whole page.

A new bridge is projected to cross the famous trout stream of Yellow Creek near Loysburg. 

Debra Dunkle, Everett Regional Manager, can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 814 652-2227.


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Everett Region Updates

  • April 2014
    See Section 3 updates


    Starting from Section 2 NB km 20.02 to Section 3 NB km 1.02 (now 1.80 as trail is 0.78 km longer than the 12th edition Guide as a result) – Mid State Trail has been relocated westerly onto a narrow gravel State Game Lands access road, passing a remote SGL parking area, then into private land on a gradually descending path through brushy woods, behind a billboard (just east of a very active stone quarry, STAY ON TRAIL), to emerge on along SR 1004/Ashcom Rd just east of its PA Turnpike underpass. MST now crosses the Turnpike in this narrow underpass. The Cornell Road bridge on the south end of Section 3 over the PA Turnpike (I-70/76) was permanently removed earlier in 2014.  There is a pull-off parking area between Turnpike and quarry, south side of Ashcom Road and just north (compass west) of Turnpike underpass. North of Ashcom Rd continue on blazed and signed old RR bed between Turnpike and river to former end of Cornell Rd, then continue on grades to and then follow marked posts through Earlston Furnace Cinder Piles. Hikers should check the Mid State Trail web site updates http://www.hike-mst.org/index.php/the-trail/section-updates because there will be further construction detours when the PA Turnpike (and the Ashcom Rd underpass) is widened through this area. (11/13; 1/14; 4/14; 7/14)


     
  • September 2011
    See Section 3 updates


    The beginning of a relocation on SGL 73 behind Blue Triangle Hardwoods north of Everett; and correcting an error in distance in the printed guide on Snake Spring Valley Rd, are all reflected in the 12th Edition guide (2012). The relocations are shown on the current printed 301-306.


     
  • June 2010
    See Section 1 updates


    Blazes have been obscured on some parts of the old route through Hewitt.


  • June 2009
    See Section 1 updates


    Off road route north of Beans Cove Rd/SR 3005 moves Mid State Trail off Martin Hill Rd into Martin Hill Wild Area, south of powerline. Additional relocation (2012) moves MST off powerline on south side of Martin Hill. Work continues to finish relocation north side of Martin Hill. See 12th edition (2012) guide.


  • April 2009
    See Section 1 updates


    New connection to Great Eastern Trail route in Green Ridge State Forest is open. Mid State Trail now begins/ends at PA 326/Black Valley Road at MD border, just northeast of Flintstone, Md. Shown on Map 301/306 and described in 12th edition (2012) guide.