Located in north-central Penn, the ST is an 85 mile loop between Denton Hill and Cross Fork in Potter County.
This rolling, long-distance hiking trail swings an impressive oval through Susquehannock State Forest, visiting Ole Bull and Patterson state parks, Hammersly Wild Area, and Cherry Springs Fire Tower. On this Allegheny Mountain tour, explore a terrain of moderate relief, with long, even-height ridges cut by sparkling runs that host native brook trout. Maple and beech dominate the second-growth hardwood forests, joined by impressive black cherry and stands of hemlock, planted pine or Norway spruce.
This long-distance loop and its associated spurs offer comfortable travel, incorporating existing foot trails, old and new logging roads and abandoned logging railroad grades. Allot at least a week to tour the entire loop and travel is mostly on public land.
The route is marked by 2" x 6" rectangular orange blazes. At intervals the STS emblem is painted on trees. There are no shelters along the Trail, but backpackers may build fires using the proper precautions.