‘Prowl the Sproul’ State Forest Hiking Activities Set for July 19-21

Hikers and other visitors are invited to sample the rugged beauty of the Sproul State Forest in Pennsylvania when the three-day “Prowl the Sproul” series of hikes begins on Friday, July 19.

Marking its 10th year, the increasingly popular hiking program links forest visitors with guides from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry, Keystone Trails Association (KTA) and local civic and sportsmen’s groups.

“Located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds, this area offers thousands of mountainous, unspoiled acres to explore. That’s exactly what keeps ‘Prowl the Sproul’ participants coming back year after year from across the state,” DCNR Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti said.

A wide variety of the most popular trails in Sproul State Forest have been selected to offer hikers different terrain and scenery before the event concludes on Sunday, July 21, including the Donut Hole, Eagleton Mine Camp and Jack Paulhamus/Garby trails. Guides will lead hikers on some new hikes as well as off the beaten path to see some of the lesser-known, natural jewels of the Sproul State Forest.

The hikes will feature waterfalls, overlooks, old railroad grades, unique woodlands and flora, all of which make Sproul truly unique among the 20 state forest districts. They will range from 3.9 to 12 miles to offer hikers a variety of difficulty levels, terrain and scenery.

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