The Laurel Highlands have no shortage of amazing hiking trails, and Beam Rocks is one of our favorites to recommend our guests. Clear your mind as you walk through lush forests and up a mountain, then prepare for some breathtaking views! In this blog, you’ll learn all you need to know about the trail, so don’t wait another minute– scroll down, take notes, and start planning your trip today.
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Here’s What You Should Know About the Beam Rocks Trail
Where Can You Find It?
Beam Rocks is the hidden hiking gem in a series of Russian dolls-like forest. On a grand scale, it’s located in Linn Run State Park, a beautiful nature preserve only 10 minutes away from Oak Lodge. It’s filled with lush trees and a scenic stream system with natural waterslides. During the warmer months, it’s the perfect spot for horseback riding, fishing, and even bouldering. During the winter, you can– of course– hike, as well as hop on a snowmobile and ride the trails!
To be a bit more precise, Beam Rocks is in Laurel Summit State Park, which boasts the highest elevation in Linn Run State Park. It consists of six acres of pristine nature. Did you know, for example, that it was the first forest purchase of this size in Pennsylvania back in 1909?
More About the Trail
Now that you know where to find Beam Rocks, it’s time to tell you more about the trail itself. To get to the overlook, you must hike a quarter-mile trek along Laurel Summit Road. The trail itself is one mile long and is suitable for all skill levels. Once you get to the top, you’ll be dazzled by the gorgeous vista in front of you. Note that the trail is “out and back” and has an elevation gain of 68 feet.
Oak Lodge Is the Perfect Choice for Your Hiking Getaway
After the hike, your mind will be rejuvenated, but your muscles will be tired, so it’s the perfect time to retreat into your cozy room at Oak Lodge. Our splendid property is nestled in the heart of the Laurel Highlands and offers a selection of rustic-chic accommodations to match that setting. Make our stunning 800-acre property your home away from home and let the soothing sounds of nature give you the break you deserve.
You’re going to love our cabins. You can take a hot shower and relax by the fireplace with a glass of wine (or mug of hot cocoa!) in hand! Dream the night away on your plush mattress and melt into the luxurious linens. In the morning, pour yourself a cup of coffee from your coffee maker, and join us for breakfast at Jimberg Village! We make delicious pancakes topped with homemade maple syrup. We even have bottles you can take home to your family, although we have a feeling you’ll want to keep it all to yourself.