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Address: R.R. 1, Box 211, James Creek, PA 16657
Phone Number: 814-658-3847
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Camping, Picnicking

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Wonderful park

Trough creek is a park owned and operated by the PA DCNR. It is a wonderful place if you enjoy hiking and sightseeing. There are 2 trails you can hike or you can take the main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
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Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Trough creek is a park owned and operated by the PA DCNR. It is a wonderful place if you enjoy hiking and sightseeing. There are 2 trails you can hike or you can take the main trail which takes you up to the balanced rock. The main trail takes you across the suspension bridge, over across Rainbow falls, and up... More 

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Shippensburg, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

On our way to Raystown Lake for the weekend we stopped at Trough Creek State Park. We walked the trail to the suspension bridge and Rainbow Falls. Up to that point the trail was well marked. After we saw the falls however we could not find the trail to the Balance rock. We saw it from the parking lot from... More 

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So scenic with so many varieties of plants and trees. We loved the swinging bridge and balancing rock. Would have loved to have stayed longer. Also the Ice Mine is amazing!

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Md, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Hubby and I enjoyed our hike to the Suspension Bridge, Rainbow Falls and the Balance Rock. It is was clean, green and a pretty place to hike. We would have enjoyed seeing more water on the falls, it must have been dry before our visit. The waterfalls was just a trickle.. We also picked a nice spot for a picnic... More 

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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The most breathtaking views, in the midst of the Rothrock State Forest in Central Pennsylvania. Amazing hiking trails along the Great Trough Creek and along mountainsides. Not for the faint at heart. Peace and tranquility surround you. Nature at its best! Pennsylvania's hidden gem. Favorite State Park of all I've seen. Must put this on your bucket list! Heaven on... More 

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Linglestown, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A tiny park with spectacular scenery! Recommended for people who love the outdoors. Picnics, hikes, and picture taking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went to Raystown for the first time in August for 10 days. Little Trough Creek State Park was at the top of our attraction list!! I had taken the time to look into everything nearby, looking for fun, interesting things to do with my husband and our 3 year old birthday boy, that would fit into our budget. We... More 

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York Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The suspension bridge was cool. My 8 year old loved that. The trails were very clean and very beautiful

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Philadelphia, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped at this park in the rain as a stop off on a four hour cruise around the area. Even in the rain, it was a short walk (albeit a bit slippery) to see the bridge and falls and well worth the leg stretching. Free and though it was quick for us, could easily spend hours exploring other trails.

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Saxton, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The small state park offers hiking trails, bike trails and picnic areas. Hikes to see the ice mine, balanced rock, and the swinging bridge are a must. Kids should have wading sneakers to explore the streams. Our family is now grown, but it was a favorite of ours for an evening picnic every summer for years. Now we take friends... More 

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Additional Information about Trough Creek State Park

Address: R.R. 1, Box 211, James Creek, PA 16657
Phone Number: 814-658-3847
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  James Creek
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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