A Pennsylvania Footpath
Part of
America's Great Eastern Trail








A Wild Hiking Trail
Seventy Six Miles through
Pennsylvania's Tiltrock Country
Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Fulton Counties
Part of a Hiking Network from
Alabama to New York


Standing Stone Trail Club.
We are dedicated to the preservation, maintenance, and enjoyment of Pennsylvania's Standing Stone Trail SST a 76 mile long footpath: part of Great Eastern Trail.
January 12, 2007, we were known as Link Trail.

Standing Stone Trail News Letter Winter 2015

Standing Stone Trail News Letter Fall 2014

Volunteers at work / Hoopers Gap and 1000 Stairs (Slide Show)

Standing Stone Trail follows scenic ridgelines in Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Fulton counties: the south middle region of Pennsylvania's Tiltrock Country.

Location of STANDING STONE TRAIL in Pennsylvania
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Formerly known as "Link Trail" named for connecting Mid State Trail with Tuscarora Trail, Standing Stone Trail is a destination in its own right, offering Pennsylvania hikers and backpackers a link to dramatic scenery, wild plant and animal life, and compelling history.

Click for highlights of a trek along the SST.

Standing Stone Trail links Greenwood Furnace State Park to Cowans Gap State Park through Rothrock State Forest, Rocky Ridge Natural Area, State Game Lands No. 112, No. 71, No. 99, and No. 81, and Buchanan State Forest.

We also cherish our partnerships with numerous private landowners who generously allow hikers passage along the SST's orange blazed route.

The Standing Stone Trail guide was updated in 2006. It is called "Hiking Guide to the Link Trail" because that was the name we were known by from the 1970's through 2006. Click here to order it. Maps are not included in the guide but they are currently available on this site!

Download SST maps online (Profiles now included)



Standing Stone Trail Membership and Order Form Membership year is 4/1 thru 3/31.

Great Eastern Trail Hike from the SST to New York and/or Alabama

Keystone Trails Association Preserving Pennsylvania's Footpaths

American Hiking Society The only national organization dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s hiking trails, the natural areas that surround them, and the hiking experience itself. Membership includes BACKPACKER magazine (which alone costs more than the membership!)

Mid State Trail Our GET connection to the north

Tuscarora Trail Our neighboring footpath to the south

The Alleghenies For those who love the outdoors, there's a place just waiting to be explored.

Climbing Conservancy of Central Pennsylvania Proving that rocks are not just for stumbling over.


Standing Stone Trail Club, Inc.
c/o Frank Donlevy, Treasurer
1203 Musket Lane
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

James W Garthe
4774 Eberle Road
Petersburg, Pa 16669
814-667-2409 email:




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