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Snyder-Middleswarth State Park
SNYDER-MIDDLESWARTH STATE PARK
SNYDER-MIDDLESWARTH STATE PARK
This National Natural Landmark is composed of 250 acres of old-growth hemlock, white pine, pitch pine and hardwoods within the larger 500-acre natural area. These 250 acres constitute a picturesque remnant of the original stream bottom forest along Swift Run. The hiking trail follows the grade up Swift Run through a steep hollow lined by truly virgin white pine and eastern hemlocks. Some of these trees are over 150 feet high and over 40 inches DBH. One downed tree along the trail counts 347 rings. After hiking through this section, you can continue through "Tall Timbers", a bordering old second-growth forest, and turn left or south on Middleswarth Tower Trail to climb to the top of Tick Mountain, a total distance of 1.6 miles.

This area was passed up by early loggers since it would have been difficult to move the felled giants to the tram road which ended near the Rock Springs picnic area, about one-half mile below the park.


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December 4 Big timbers, great hike by Joe
I hiked this trail earlier this Fall. (2009) It was a nice hike, enjoyed walking across the top section of trail. Will do it again.
November 2 by fkerouac
Really nice place. So very quiet---one feels like he is truly in the mountains. We drank from the creek, and will return in the spring. State College area.
March 30 GREAT PLACE


Area Campgrounds

Sunsational Family Campground
1120 Hoffman Lane
Millmount, PA
570-922-2267


Area Cabins and Lodges
Woodward Crossings Inc
133 Jackson Hill Rd
Woodward, PA
(814) 349-4404


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