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Trough Creek State Park

R.R. 1, Box 211, James Creek, PA 16657
+1 814-658-3847
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A fall day at Trough Creek

Trough Creek State Park, a small step away from Raystown Lake, is a wonderful place to hike and... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Edward S
Halifax, Pennsylvania

It's a bit more crowded these days than it was ten years ago, but this small, hidden park is a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Harold M
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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“balanced rock” (20 reviews)
“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
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R.R. 1, Box 211, James Creek, PA 16657
+1 814-658-3847
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Trough Creek State Park, a small step away from Raystown Lake, is a wonderful place to hike and picnic. There are many hiking trails such as Balanced Rock trail, Coopers Rock and Ledges trails, amongst others. We parked at the area for Balanced Rock Trail...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It's a bit more crowded these days than it was ten years ago, but this small, hidden park is a great destination for hiking or hanging out next to the bubbling creek.

Thank Harold M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Visited Trough Creek State Park the beginning of the second week of October. The main park road was closed and had to use Rothrock State Forest roads to access the park. The drive along the hard packed dirt roads was beautiful and the last part,...More

Thank Truckie351
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a primitive state park meaning only pit toilets are available; no showers or running water. The 2 water pumps that worked provided brownish water that I would not recommend drinking. Bringing your own potable water is a must! There are only 29 sites...More

Thank Martina P
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Trough Creek Park. We crossed the hanging bridge and saw the Rainbow Falls. Water level is low so the falls were more if a trickle. We did not make it up to see Balance Rock. The steps were a little slick. We saw...More

Thank Dinah Y
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My husband and I spent the afternoon at this very pretty state park. We had been there before, but had not taken as long a hike. It is fun to walk across the suspension bridge (a bit rickety, but that adds to the charm!). Despite...More

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We enjoyed the approximate 1 mile walk from the parking area, across a suspension bridge, and down a winding path to the falls and balancing rock. The falls didn't have much water flowing in August. I've heard it's more impressive in the spring time. Be...More

Thank MisterShrimp
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This state park has a very special place in my heart as I have been going there since I was a child and most recently went back to share the balanced rock with my now husband of 5 years and he proposed to me there....More

Thank Marcia P
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a FAMILY FRIENDLY, PET FRIENDLY location to camp, this is your spot. Unfortunately, my fiancé and I booked two nights this past weekend, hoping for an adult weekend getaway, but suffice it to say we were home after one night....More

Thank Ember329
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This park is beautiful with lots of little attractions to check out and great proximity to Raystown Lake. Rainbow Falls, the Ice Mine and Balance Rock are the most well known sites in the park for good reason but don't forget to check out the...More

Thank Maggie W
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