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
or 814 652-2227.
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