Bald Eagle State
Length: 2.9 miles
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
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.