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Mount Nittany

Mountain Rd, State College, PA 16827
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Great hike for kids

We were visiting the town and wanted a less than 2 hour hike. We had kids from age 4 to 10, and did... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
via mobile
Average views

I love hiking, and heard that this was the best place to hike in the State College Area...however I... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Montclair, New Jersey
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“nice hike” (3 reviews)
“loose rocks” (4 reviews)
“few hours” (2 reviews)
Mountain Rd, State College, PA 16827
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We were visiting the town and wanted a less than 2 hour hike. We had kids from age 4 to 10, and did the shorter steeper ascent and descent. It was really fun for the kids and the adults. The views are lovely, go early...More

Thank Pannipannini
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I love hiking, and heard that this was the best place to hike in the State College Area...however I was disappointed the views were just okay to me. Still a nice hike overall.

Thank contactme973
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The nice thing about climbing Nittany is that you have a few options for your hike. If you only have a short time, going to the overlook and back is the best. We like adding on the white loop if we have a little longer...More

Thank Terri L
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I had some time to kill while visiting a friend in the area and decided to spend a few hours hiking around! This area was great. The hike up to the top is very steep, with lots of loose rocks/gravel, but once you get to...More

Thank TravelingPirate13
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We read reviews and prepared ourselves ahead of time for this hike because we are not naturally hikers. The information we read was that this hike is easy enough for a child. It is not. It was in no way easy - it was a...More

Thank miscalane
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

There are a few different trailheads leading to the top. The fastest, most direct trail is very very steep and takes less than an hour. I suggest wearing hiking boots since most of the hike is over loose rocks and requires a little bit of...More

1  Thank shutupjenna
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is probably the most iconic hike in State College, PA, and my wife and I have done this many times... usually with our puppy in tow. The trailhead is easily reached from the village of Lemont and there's reasonable parking. It's a great hike...More

1  Thank Zaknafein
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Great hike that can be done by the whole family. We hiked on a very busy Labor Day weekend. There are a couple options that give some variety for repeat hikers. The views from the top are great, and change depending on the time of...More

Thank HappyValley1000
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We decided to break up our drive to Potter County by stopping in State College. We're active and have done a variety of hiking, so we tried out the trail. We were pleased to find open parking in the small lot near the trailhead around...More

3  Thank JeepGirl19
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Mount Nittany is located in the town of State College PA... How cool is that! We wanted to visit Bald Eagle state park and Penn Caves, we heard from a local that Mount Nittany was a good hike with excellent vistas. To complete the mountains...More

2  Thank Conrad P
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