Summary: This is a very strenuous hike. It is equivelant to a 1 hour stair master workout. There are plenty of places to rest though and look at the great views that this hike has to offer.
This is also a geocacher friendly hike.
Trailhead: Parking for this hike will be in a wide area along RT22 approx. 1.3 miles west of Mount Union, PA. The trail head will be at the eastern most part of the parking area. There is a sign that will say "Thousand Steps" trail. (Lat:40.39132 Lon:-77.91311)
Trail Guides for Thousand Steps:
Best Seasons: Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Game Commission (State Game Lands #71)
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Ben Brinton, who has posted 1 other hike on this site
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Reviewed by Deb on 9/30/2007
This hike made me realize just how out of shape I am. But it's well worth it, the views are awesome. Definitely will do it again!
Reviewed by Matt & Krystle on 9/2/2007
We are not big hikers, but this is one of the most enjoyable hikes we have ever experienced. Can be difficult for the occasional hiker, but the sights and scenery at the top are VERY rewarding. Highly recommended for anyone!
Reviewed by DW on 8/29/2007
Yes! It is steep! It does level off every now and again though and is well shaded from the hot sun. Every 100 steps there is a small marker showing your progress as well.
Reviewed by Pete on 7/29/2007
It was a great experience I thought around step 300 That I was never going to make it but we pressed on & it got better at the top (probably because of anticipation)the seanery was unbelieveable & no picture gives it justace.It was totally worth it & nobody tells you that you walk about 65 steps before you start the "1000" steps.
Reviewed by dave on 6/20/2007
you need to show some pictures for those who are thinking about going there
Reviewed by Sam on 4/29/2007
My wife and daughter and daughter-in-law and I did the steps again on 4/27/06 this was our 3rd time and it's starting to be a regular thing for spring and fall with us. Can't get the guys to go along, don't know why! I'm now 56 years old and I've seen older than me on the steps although I will say I've got to work at doing them but I take lots of breaks and for me I feel it's an accomplishment just to do them. I called the PGC about a dead deer laying along the road between the parking lot and the trailhead and was told it would be taken care of other than that it was a very nice way to spend half a day!! We all enjoyed it a lot! I recomend it highly!
Reviewed by Andy on 12/12/2006
Quite the Challenge!! The views are AWESOME! Being out of shape, the climb had me wondering if I was going to have a stroke on the side of the mountain, but it was defiantly worth it! ALL SHOULD DEFIANTLY DO THIS HIKE, I guarantee that it will leave you wanting to do it again!
Reviewed by Darlene on 12/11/2006
Being afraid of heights, this hike was challenging. At certain areas the long drop beside the steps got to me but I quickly focused on the step in front of me and made it to the top. WHAT A VIEW! I did it and glad I did.
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