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Hiking and Backpacking

This guide provides links to multiple resources for hikers and backpackers.


loyalsock trail vista showing mountains in the distance

*Photo from the Loyalsock Canyon Vista on the Loyalsock Trail.



Hiking is a healthy low-impact way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you are looking to challenge yourself, explore cultural landmarks, or just ‘get away from it all’

There are a wealth of hiking opportunities near Penn State’s University Park campus, within the state of Pennsylvania and beyond. This guide provides a starting point to exploring the University Library’s hiking resources and links to numerous external sites for more information.