Experience the Trails of Pennsylvania™

Welcome to PAHikes

 PAHikes is your resource for hiking information in central Pennsylvania and around the state. Here you'll find trail information for hikers of all levels of experience, from casual dayhikers to long distance backpackers.  Guidebooks, maps, elevation profiles, trip narratives and plenty of pictures, help in preparing you before the hike so you can spend more time enjoying it.

Experience the Trails of Pennsylvania

Suggested Backpacking Trips

Catching the Fall Foliage

Many trails in Pennsylvania offer great opportunities to view the change in color of the leaves. Plan a hike in the autumn on the West Rim Trail and you'll be treated with many colorful vistas.

Hikes On The West Rim Trail
Ideal For A Summer Outing

An often overlooked backpacking trail in Central PA is the Chuck Keiper Trail. Plan a summer outing to enjoy the cool valleys and pleasant waterfalls. But be prepared for a challenge; steep climbs and descents are scattered all along the trail.

Hikes On The Chuck Keiper Trail
A Must Do Backpacking Trip

Anytime of the year is a good time to hike the Black Forest Trail, just make sure you do it! This is considered the ultimate backpacking trail in Pennsylvania. Plan an outing on this trail and I'll guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Hikes on the Black Forest Trail