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Centre County Pennsylvania Hiking Trails

Lakeside Trail

Bald Eagle State Park

Length: 2.9 miles
Rating: Moderate
Blue Blaze

This very rocky, flat trail runs along the base of Bald Eagle Mountain. The trail begins at the restroom at Bald Eagle Boat Launch. After 1.5 miles to the Primitive Campground, the trail branches into a 2.9-mile loop. With the lake below and mature hardwoods such as oaks, maples and hickories towering above, this trail is a shaded summer hike providing glimpses of the lake. 

Look for signs of raccoons, squirrels, and Pileated woodpeckers. Signs of the old charcoal hearths where timber was burned in large earth-covered mounds to create charcoal for iron furnaces in the 1800s can also be seen along this rugged trail. Mountain streams are not bridged. The trail crosses beneath the railroad line through tunnels at both ends of its loop. Please use these tunnels while hiking.


Bald Eagle State Park, Centre County, is along PA Route 150 between Milesburg and Lock Haven. From the west, take I-80 to Exit 158 and take PA Route 150 north for about 10 miles. From the east, take I-80 to Exit 178 and take U.S. Route 220 north, then take PA Route 150 south for about 13 miles.

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