A Local Hike in the Mount Nittany Trail System

When the conditions aren’t great for cross-country skiing, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get outside and enjoy the wonderful trail systems all around Centre County, and one of the best spots to spend your day hiking would be the trails surrounding Mount Nittany. Mount Nittany is an expansive area that offers excellent outdoor recreation with six beautiful overlooks, providing a view of places like Boalsburg, Tussey Mountain, Penns Valley, and more. Whether you’re spending a spring day foraging mushrooms or a winter afternoon hiking some miles, this nearby mountain is tough to beat. On this hike, Geoff begins at the trailhead located just off of Mount Nittany Road where he covers just about a mile on the trail.

Where to begin and end: At the Trailhead off of Mount Nittany Road

Relive ‘Mt. Nittany Trail’


1 A look at the trailhead parking area

2 The start of the Stoney Batter Natural Area, an area rich with with nature to explore

3 Hiking is always better with a buddy.

Like all outdoor activities, hiking in the winter is something that you want to be prepared to do safely and comfortably, and despite each of us having our own requirements, here are a few things that should be brought along:  a good pair of hiking socks, a water bottle, a headlamp for after dusk, trekking poles, and proper clothing for the day’s conditions.

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