Activities & Features
Lakeside Trail is an easy hiking trail in Bald Eagle State Park near State College, Pennsylvania. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly, however your furry kids must on leash. The park says this trail is "very rocky, flat trail runs along the base of Bald Eagle Mountain. The trail begins at Bald Eagle Boat Launch Access Area. After 1.5 miles to the Primitive Campground, the trail branches into a 2.9-mile loop. With the lake below and mature hardwoods such as oaks, maples and hickories towering above, this trail is a shaded summer hike, providing glimpses of the lake. Look for signs of raccoons, squirrels, and pileated woodpeckers. Signs of the old charcoal hearths where timber was burned in large earth-covered mounds to create charcoal for iron furnaces in the 1800s can also be seen along this rugged trail. Mountain streams are not bridged. The trail crosses beneath the railroad line through tunnels at both ends of its loop. Please use these tunnels while hiking." There is camping available in Bald Eagle State Park.
Entrance Free, Camping Fees
Contact: Bald Eagle State Park 149 Main Park Road Howard, PA 16841