Laurel Highlands Trail Hike 34

PA Route 31 to U.S. Route 30

The scenery on this hike offers one delight after another. Probably the most unusual thing along here is the metal bridge that carries the PHT over the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Trip Planner

Start: PA Route 31
End: U.S. Route 30
Miles: 15.0
Points of Interest: Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge, Beam Rocks
Parking: PA Route 31 (0.0 mi.), U.S. 30 (15.0 mi.)
Water: PA Route 31 parking lot, Route 31 Shelter, Turnpike Shelter, U.S. 30 parking lot
Restroom or Privy: Route 31 Shelter, Turnpike Shelter
Provisions: None
Camping: Route 31 Shelter, Turnpike Shelter


Hike Data

Mile Navigation
0 PA Route 31.
1.7 Route 31 Shelter.
6.0 Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge. This massive iron bridge shows how serious the state was about getting this trail built.
7.4 Turnpike Shelter.
10.2 Beam Rocks.
15.0 U.S. 30.


Explore the PHT

Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge
Take a few minutes to examine this massive structure. This is a fine example of Pennsylvania's commitment to foot trails.

Beam Rocks
There are many pinnacles and crevices to explore in this area of jumbled boulders. A blue blazed trail leads to the area. There are also three other marked sidetrails in the area which are worth a visit.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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