Tioga Region

Highlights:

Entering Pennsylvania's Northern Tier, shaped by massive continental glaciers, Tioga Region continues the challenging backcountry hiking experience of MST through deeply wooded high plateau, and really rural low hills. The views continue and the terrain becomes ever more varied, offering pleasant natural and cultural discoveries around each bend and over every knob.

Tioga Region construction began in 2002 at Cowanesque Lake. It connects with Crystal Hills Trail, a branch of NY's Finger Lakes Trail, so the orange blazes continue across the NY border.Sections 17, 19, and 20 are fully open. Section 18 is nearly complete, however there is a temporary blazed roadwalk through Antrim, and also a temporary unblazed roadwalk on gravel roads over Maple Hill.

MST in Tioga Region links Tioga State Forest; State Game Lands No. 268 and No. 37; Hills Creek State Park; Tioga-Hammond Lakes; Cowanesque Lake, and over a dozen willing private landowners through Tioga County. This is an all volunteer effort sponsored by our private non-profit membership organization.

Pete Fleszar, Tioga Regional Manager, can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 717 576-3112 (cell), or 570 835-5954 (camp). (1075 Greenhill Dr., Hummelstown, PA 17036). 




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Tioga Region Updates

  • July 2012
    See Section 18 updates


    Part of MST Section 18, km 0.92 to 7.13 NB (5.69 KM), on private property in Duncan Twp, Tioga County, is closed indefinitely due to heavy construction activity. (This is the same section that had the Oct 1-Jan 15 hunting season closure.) As during hunting season hikers will need to detour along SR 3009 through downtown Antrim, turning at the stone church to continue to follow SR 3009. We appreciate your understanding during this time and it is not known when the trail will be able to be reopened. (07/12)


  • August 2011
    See Section 18 updates


    Relocation north from Sand Run Falls through Dyke Creek is now blazed. Still unblazed roads north from State Forest for now. MST now passes PARKING on State Forest at Arnot Road 4 km east of former location with no parking by private land. Route is 6.4 km longer for the thru hiker.


  • August 2011


    Gas drilling and pipeline work is under way on private land in this section. At this time we think any interruptions in the route will be short term in nature and able to be detoured using the nearest road. Please download the current maps. Any particular concerns contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


  • July 2010
    See Section 20 updates


    RV's Mt Top CG has changed hands and is now Tioga Heritage Campground with new phone number 570 835-5700.


  • April 2009
    See Section 20 updates


    Between campground/Scenic View Dr and Smith Hill Rd - No longer need to call ahead to hike, trail rerouted at hunting preserve.


  • April 2009
    See Section 20 updates


    Off road route reopened between Ridge Rd and Elkhorn Rd. Can be steep and treacherous near unbridged stream. Closed Nov 15-Dec 15 for hunting.


  • April 2009
    See Section 18 updates


    Parking available at River of Life church on US 6, milepost 228.5, except Sundays.


  • April 2009
    See Section 18 updates


    Off road route now open between Mudge Rd and US 6. Watch for unbridged streams. Parts closed Oct 15-Jan 15 for hunting.


  • April 2009
    See Section 19 updates


    Off road route now open between Hills Creek SP and US 6. Can be very wet at times. Parts closed Oct 15-Jan 15 for hunting.