Pennsylvania is almost entirely covered by mountains and forest, and hiking in PA is always an adventure. The Appalachian Mountains, comprised of the Allegheny and Pocano ranges, cut through the center of the state. The 2,184-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail, extends between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine, passes through this area.
The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking in PA.
These ten point-to-point treks pack the payoffs of a thru-hike, but they're hikeable in a week.
The climbs on the Black Forest Trail are serious—but then again, so is the scenery.
Start on the 1,000 Steps Trail and then continue up Jacks Mountain to Shorb's Summit for a grand vista.