Henstep Valley Trail

Total Miles


518.39 ft


1 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Henstep Valley Trail, also known as Henstep Jeep Trail, is a drivable trail located at the eastern end of Bald Eagle State Forest near the East Kettle ATV Trails. As with all drivable trails in the forest, vehicles must be licensed to travel on it. The east end of the trail is accessed from PA-235 and the west end is accessed via Hunter Road just east of the intersection with Weikert Run Road. This trail is one vehicle wide with very few places to pull over or pass. Expect to get many pinstripes when completing this trail. It is a very rocky, rugged trail with a few deep mud holes, and ruts. While the mud holes have rocky bottoms, enter carefully as they can drop off quickly and the water can be hiding large rocks. After the leaves fall, there are several places to catch nice views across the valley. Late spring is a colorful time to drive this trail as mountain laurel covers both sides for a majority of the trail.


Even though there are only a few mud holes they can be deep with very large rocky bottoms and steep walls. During the wet season these holes could have 2-3 feet of water.

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