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Lower Trail at Laurel Run Road

Lower Trail to Shingletown: Guided Outing

Explore the unique landscape of Shingletown Gap with the cooling rush of Roaring Run, stone walls along the creekside, and tunnels of rhodedendron.

Lower Trail to Shingletown: Guided Outing
Lower Trail to Shingletown: Guided Outing

Dates & Times

Sep 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Lower Trail at Laurel Run Road, Q62G+GM, State College, PA 16801, USA

About the event

Rothrock Lower Trail Maps & Destination Info

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Located within Rothrock State Forest, Lower Trail meets Shingletown Gap trail at Laurel Run Road. The Shingletown Gap area is a popular hiking destination in summer due to the cooling rush of Roaring Run descending from the mountain, stone walls along the creekside, and tunnels of rhodedendron. This approximately 5 mile loop includes varying terrain including rocky sections that can be slick when wet. Abundant wildlife is present at any time of year.

Parking Information: Approaching the parking area and trailhead on Laurel Run Road, park near the trail gate or anywhere there is space along the side of Laurel Run Road.

Difficulty: Difficult

Hike Distance (miles): 5.0

What To Expect: Rothrock State Forest single-track trail complete with rocks, roots, occasional mud, and some elevetion change.

How To Prepare: Sturdy shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Sunscreen and insect protection recommended for all outings.

Please Note: Another path named "Lower Trail" exists in the Huntingdon area. For information about that location, visit Lower Rail Trail

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