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1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain

1 Route 22/522, Mill Creek, PA
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Step back in Time!

Hard to believe this was a daily commute for Quarry workers! Beautiful views as you climb the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martina P
1st time on steps at age 63.

Last year I celebrated my 63rd birthday by visiting the steps for a walk. Did not get to the top as... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
joeisle17
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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1 Route 22/522, Mill Creek, PA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to believe this was a daily commute for Quarry workers! Beautiful views as you climb the steps both up and down; just make sure to stop for those views! The stone steps are uneven heights so you need to pay attention. Glad I learned...More

Thank Martina P
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Last year I celebrated my 63rd birthday by visiting the steps for a walk. Did not get to the top as I ran out of steam. However, well worth a visit - I got to step #350. My second visit took my sister, age 68...More

Thank joeisle17
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

On the way up the mountain stepping up on the stones was exhausting but we enjoyed every step. Since it has some places to rest at, we'd drink some water and keep going so it was a nice reminder for us. The view just on...More

Thank Allan B
Reviewed May 30, 2017

First time here - I don't know why it took us so long! Formerly the commute to work at the quarry in the 1930s, now a great hike. Good overlooks, nice level trails inbetween the steps, and geocaches at the top an bottom.

Thank HJClark
Reviewed May 29, 2017

It is more than a thousand stone steps to relive the daily commute of quarry workers up this mountain in the 1930s. This is a challenging hike with uneven, sometimes wet surfaces, but the physically fit will enjoy the climb and the views at the...More

Thank Ticorella
Reviewed September 19, 2016

My daughter (27) and I (55) took a day trip to this location as it is about a 2 hour drive from home. It was easy to find. This 800 ft. elevation trail took us about 45-60 minutes to ascend only because I had to...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Want something active to do while in the area? This is a great site to come visit and say you climbed the 1,000 steps! There is a lot of historical information to learn as well. The steps are pretty steep at some points. If you...More

Thank busygirl27
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Be sure your in shape before you attempt the 1000 steps. Going up was a breeze! Didn't realize there are different muscles used going downhill & I gave out about halfway down.

1  Thank Woodsylady
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Stairs are uneven heights. There a flat walks between sets of stair. It takes about 45 minutes to climb. The view from the top is of the Juniata River Valley. Miners originally use steps and there were small cars to carry the rock to the...More

1  Thank beachperson758
Reviewed August 28, 2015

I have been hiking 1000 steps for a few years now and try to do it each year. It is a great hike with a lot of history behind it. Miners used to walk up the mountain and back down even in the winter months....More

Thank Mick S
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