From State College, travel east on PA 322. Turn right at the sign for Skiemont Lodge. Follow the signs 9 miles to Bear Meadows Natural Area. Continue on Bear Meadows Road for 1 mile to reach the Mid State Trail.
Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Pennsylvania Mountains, by Greg and Karen Czarnecki (Longstreet Press, 800-927-1488; $18.95).
Rothrock State Forest, (814) 643-2340.