Pennsylvania, Mid State Trail
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Penna is more than just rocks. Experience it for yourself: hike the Mid State Trail!

Pennsylvania's Mid State Trail is a hike of almost 330 miles (530 km), and offers dramatic views, rocky ridgelines, high plateaus, rolling hills, and a variety of other spectacular natural features. The trail crosses the entire state, from the border with New York in the north, to the border with Maryland in the south. The trail traverses many unique natural areas, including the Allegheny Mountains and the Northern Tier, a region of the trail shaped by the retreat of ancient glaciers.

330 mi (530 km)       $11.99 full guide       Official App
330 mi (530 km)
$11.99 full guide
Official App
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Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Built for Community

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments, and let other hikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Offline Maps

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Detailed Waypoints

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Tailored to You

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every hike is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Built for Community, Tailored to You

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments, and let other hikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every hike is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

How can I buy it?

Available as an in-app purchase in our Guthook Guides app, a free download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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The Mid State Trail (MST) is an old-fashioned wilderness footpath across Pennsylvania from Bedford County in the south to Tioga County in the north. Features of the MST are its many views and side trails, its sense of isolation and remoteness, and its use of metric measure.

Initial trail clearing began in 1969 under the auspices of Penn State Outing Club. The Mid State Trail Association (MSTA) is an organization of trail overseers and others formed in 1982 and dedicated to the completion, maintenance, and preservation of the Mid State Trail System.

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About our partner

Mid State Trail Association

The Mid State Trail was created to foster natural, spiritual experiences, so that all may enjoy a greater respect for nature and therefore protect nature for future generations. The Mid State Trail Association seeks out remote, quiet natural corridors for placing the Mid State Trail, constructs and maintains only footpaths, and acts to protect the quiet, wild and scenic, natural and cultural resources of the corridor through which the trail passes.

Atlas Guides has partnered with the Mid State Trail Association to create, improve, and update the official Mid State Trail app.

Learn more about the MSTA