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Black Moshannon State Park

4216 Beaver Road, Philipsburg, PA, USA

Guests can utilize any of the park’s multiple trails to adventure along one of the coolest spots in Pennsylvania.

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About This Destination

Guests can utilize any of the park’s multiple trails to adventure along one of the coolest spots in Pennsylvania. The Star Mill Trail near the south of the lake loops up through the woods along the end of Moshannon Lake. Winding through multiple smaller ecosystems guests can explore a lake-shore habitat, hemlock grove, a civilian conservation corps plantation, and several boggy areas. 

Those more inclined to physical exertion can test their mettle in Black Moshannon by climbing to the highest point in the state park. Take a more vigorous hike up the Ski Slope Trail and bask in views from the old ski slope. This trail is easily accessed from the parking area near the Beach.

For a short, easy and family-friendly jaunt, try the Lake Loop. This 0.7 mile trail hugs the edges of Moshannon Lake, providing the opportunity to observe lakeshore habitat to one side and wooded scenery on the other. Look for evidence of beavers along the trail! There is plenty of visibility for younger hikers to fully take in their surroundings, and the playground on the Beach will use up any extra energy the kids have left after a hike!

Plan Your Visit

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ADA Accessibility

Centred Outdoors is committed to serving as a resource for individuals looking for accessible recreational destinations and activities. These destinations are managed and maintained by various organizations. Changes or improvements to these destinations may occur - please contact the managing organization for the most up-to-date information regarding accessibility.

See Bog Trail: 0.3 mile, 0.5 mile full loop, easiest hiking
The Bog Trail is accessible. Take the boardwalk to explore a wetland dominated by sphagnum moss and leatherleaf and accented by sedges, rushes, carnivorous plants, and lilies. Observe waterfowl and other wildlife along the trail. Wayside panels tell the surprising story of bogs and other park wetlands. Access for people with disabilities is at Boating Area 3. To make the trail a loop, walk Westside Road back to the trailhead.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit." Source: Recreational Guide Alternative Text Format, PA DCNR

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4216 Beaver Road, Philipsburg, PA, USA

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