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Rothrock State Forest is located in Centre, Huntingdon, and Mifflin Counties. State College is only a few miles from many of the entrances of Rothrock, leading to high utilization by forestry students and staff of the university.
Various events are held in Rothrock each year including the Tussey MountainBack 50 Mile Relay, a 50-mile race and Ultramarathon. The Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic 7-day Stage Race is held annually in the park, with stages in both Rothrock and Bald Eagle State Forests.
Rothrock State Forest holds a lot of history and beauty in addition to its many trails - the best known of which is the Mid-State Trail that runs the length of Rothrock.
The majority of trails within Rothrock are multi-use trails; used by hikers and mountain bikers alike. And with the numerous forest roads you can easily create your own circuit hike of any length. Trails such as the Longberger, John Wert, Jean Aron, Tussey Mountain, Wild Cat, Sassafras, and many other await your exploration. And while you are exploring Rothrock State Forest, don't forget to check out it's many natural areas such as Bear Meadows, Detweiler, Alan Seeger, and Thickhead to name a view, as well as the Greenwood Furnace and Penn Roosevelt State Parks.