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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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Great outing for the Family

My wife had been to Trough creek park before. I had the pleasure of going a few years ago and we go back each year. The Through creek park has so much history and things to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

As I attempt to visit all of the PA state parks I am amazed at the beauty of each one. I would love to come back in the spring to see the rhododendrons in bloom. My friend and I spent the morning hiking over the suspension bridge to the Ledges, Rainbow Falls, Balanced Rock and Rhododendron trails. All trails we... More 

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Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife had been to Trough creek park before. I had the pleasure of going a few years ago and we go back each year. The Through creek park has so much history and things to see. The park also offers fishing, hiking, and camping. Some of the highlights are the Swinging Bridge, Rainbow Falls, Balance Rock, Cooperas Rock, and... More 

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Saxton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great little State Park.Hidden in out of way spot but close to the Raystown Resort. Some very interesting geologic formations.Balanced Rock trail,ice mine,cliffs above a stream flowing through the Park.Trout fishing,camping.

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Hampton, Virginia
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78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It started with the ranger on duty. She was wonderful. What is it with rangers, that most of them are so nice? She gave us a map of the park and some advice on the trails. I wound up hiking all of them in two days. A couple of the trails will take you past the balanced rock which is... More 

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Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 12 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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