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Trough Creek State Park

R.R. 1, Box 211, James Creek, PA 16657
814-658-3847
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Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Picnicking
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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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232 reviews 232 reviews
90 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to a friends family reunion this summer at Trough creek State Park. We did some hiking on the trails and there were some scenic sights. My absolute favorite was the "ice mine" cold air gets trapped in the mountain during the winter and slowly bleeds out through this cave. Since cold air sinks. You walk down a staircase. It... More

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York Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I grew up not far from here (about an hour's drive) and never knew it existed. I am happy we finally discovered it even though we now live about 5 hours away. We visited with 8 kids (aged 5-12) and it was a great place for family hiking. We only had one day when we were here this past summer,... More

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We took a couple of hours to explore the park and it was beautiful with the changing leaves. The little trek up to the Balancing Rock was beautiful and charming. Very easy hike for any fitness level except for maybe a sharp, steep turn or two near the top. The suspension bridge is not awe inspiring, but is fun to... More

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PA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We visited this park as part of a day-trip to the lake. Enjoyed the Ice Mine, scenic rock formations & trails. Both kids (9 & 15 year-old) enjoyed poking around the trails near the creek & Balanced Rock. The 'movie-inspired' swaying suspension bridge was a hit also! If you're at the lake, this park is worth the side trip!

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a lovely pitch in the park. Trails were very manageable for 2 adults and 2 kids. We picnicked and swam at nearby Raystown Lake. Quiet, peaceful park.

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Epwell, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We were staying at Lake Raystown and took the opportunity to do a bit of trekking in this park as it was only a few miles away. Great fun (especially the suspension bridge). Do be aware of the hunting season though. You will come across signs warning you not to enter parts of the park unless you are wearing fluorescent... More

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Williamsburg, Va
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48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We traveled there on motorcycles and it was a great trip through the mountains. Balanced rock was nice to view (sad that people had to add graffiti) and also Rainbow Falls. Very serene and peaceful up there. The bathroom facilities were also clean.

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