Best Hiking Trails in Greenwood Furnace State Park
Greenwood Furnace State Park is a state park in Pennsylvania. It covers 423 acres, including a six-acre lake, campground, hiking trails, and a historic district. The park provides access to backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing in the surrounding 80,000-acre Rothrock State Forest. Other available activities include kayaking, swimming at the beach, orienteering, wildlife watching, skiing, sledding, ice skating, and snowmobiling. Visit the [park website] (https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/GreenwoodFurnaceStatePark/Pages/default.aspx) for more information.
The park is on the western edge of the Seven Mountains in northeastern Huntingdon County, an area of rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, breathtaking vistas, and peaceful solitude.
A walk through historic Greenwood Furnace evokes images of the community that flourished here from 1834 to 1904. Greenwood Furnace was a busy industrial complex, with all the noise and dirt of a 19th century ironmaking community.
Greenwood Furnace State Park has a seasonal campground, with showers, electric hookup, and other amenities available. There are 49 tent and trailer sites available for rent. Visit the [Stay The Night] (https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/GreenwoodFurnaceStatePark/Pages/Stay.aspx) page on DCNR's website for more information.
The neighboring Penn-Roosevelt State Park and Whipple Dam State Park, as well as the Alan Seeger Natural Area are also great for recreational activities.
The 84 mile Standing Stone Trail, popular with backpackers around the region, traverses the southern and eastern edges of the park. Visit the [Standing Stone Trail Website] (https://www.standingstonetrail.org/) for more information.
When to Go
The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.
The park office is open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. The beach, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.
Leashed dogs are permitted.