Join us for a scenic hike through Rothrock State Forest followed by an optional campout in Penn Roosevelt State Park. This “slack-packing” trip gives participants a preview into backpacking, while still allowing the comforts of car-camping.
We will be hiking from the Alan Seeger Natural Area into Penn Roosevelt State Park, where we will be tent camping.
Advance registration is required and participation is limited to 8 participants.
Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult and at least 11 years of age.
Registration closes on October 8.
We will set out from the Alan Seeger Natural Area at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 16th. We will hike along the Long Mountain Trail, over Grass Mountain, and end in Penn Roosevelt State Park, stopping for lunch around the half-way point.
The hike is approximately 4.6 miles with ~1300 ft elevation gain and is of moderate difficulty. We will be ascending the less steep side of the mountain for a long, gradual climb, and then descending on the steep side of the mountain. The total hike time will be 3 to 4 hours, depending on the speed of the group.
Hikers must be in good physical shape and are responsible for bringing their own water and a bagged lunch.
Hikers should wear high visibility clothing such as an orange hat, shirt, bandana, or backpack.
We will camp in the tenting area of Penn Roosevelt State Park. Groups who will be camping can drop their camping gear (and car) off at Penn Roosevelt on either Friday evening (for 2 nights of camping!) or Saturday morning before 10AM. We will provide a shuttle out to Alan Seeger for the hike.
Tents can be provided on request – please put a comment on your registration.
Camp dinner, breakfast(s), shuttle to Alan Seeger, guided hike and the site facility rental fee are included in the $15 registration fee.
CCF can provide shuttle service from Penn Roosevelt to Alan Seeger.
Campers who are at Penn Roosevelt before 10AM on Saturday morning can take the pre-hike shuttle out to Alan Seeger.
Hike-only participants can take the post-hike shuttle back to Alan Seeger.
Masking is required when in vehicles.
Please let us know in advance if you will be taking advantage of the shuttle.
Registration is not open for this event.