Explore more of the Happy Valley Outdoors

– by Ellie Aungst

Welcome to the heart of outdoor adventure – Happy Valley, Pennsylvania! With over 750,000 acres of public lands, including Moshannon, Sproul, Bald Eagle, and Rothrock State Forests, Happy Valley is the ultimate base camp for your outdoor activities. Whether you're into hiking, biking, geocaching, or just exploring by foot or car, we've got it all right here.

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Happy Valley boasts six state parks, offering world-class trails for fishing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, bird watching, geocaching, photography, and more. Rothrock State Forest, a haven for mountain biking enthusiasts, features some of the best technical trails east of the Rockies. State College, part of #HappyValleyPA, is a top-10 ranked cycle-friendly city.

For geocaching enthusiasts, the Happy Valley PA GeoTour is a real-life scavenger hunt with 59 caches scattered across the region. Collect at least 45 correct cache clues to earn a commemorative geocoin. Families with kids 12 and under can enjoy the junior geocacher passport with prizes.

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The Harvest Fields Community Trails offer a unique mountain biking experience for all skill levels, connecting families and individuals. These multi-use trails enhance Happy Valley's reputation as a haven for outdoor recreation, providing easy access to Rothrock State Forest and boosting tourism in the area.

For those seeking indoor adventures, Climb Nittany, located near Tussey Mountain and Rothrock State Forest, offers a 12,000+ square foot climbing center focused on rock climbing and community building. Experienced coaches are ready to guide you through bouldering, top rope and lead climbing, auto-belays, fitness, and more.

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Come join us in Happy Valley, where every trail, climb, and cache is an invitation to adventure, exploration, and community. Discover the extraordinary outdoor assets of Happy Valley, Pennsylvania, and let the adventure begin!

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at HappyValley.com/events