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Thousand Steps, Standing Stone Trail

Thousand Steps: Guided Outing

Built in the 1930s by workers who needed a safer way to reach the quarry above Jack's Narrows, this trail is part of the 80-mile Standing Stone Trail.

Thousand Steps: Guided Outing
Thousand Steps: Guided Outing

Dates & Times

Sep 01, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Thousand Steps, Standing Stone Trail, William Penn Hwy, Mapleton, PA 17052, USA

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Built in the 1930s by workers who needed a safer way to reach the quarry above Jack's Narrows, the Thousand Steps trail is a steep climb through history. Numbers painted on a few steps help motivate climbers as they ascend to 1,000 (plus 37 more!). This trail is part of the 80-mile Standing Stone Trail. Grab a sturdy walking stick, which will help on your climb and during your descent.

Parking Information: A long, gravel parking area along the side of Route 22. Trailhead is located at the eastern end of the parking area.

Difficulty: Difficult

Hike Distance (miles): 1.5 

What To Expect: Climbing from Route 22 to the top of Thousand Steps is steep and difficult, but beautiful views and history await you at the top! The descent can be equally difficult; a walking stick or trekking poles are recommended to help maintain balance in each direction.

How To Prepare: Trekking poles and sturdy footwear are highly recommended for this outing. A filled 32 oz. water bottle per person is recommended for this outing. Sunscreen and insect protection recommended for all outings.

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