Pennsylvania's Most Unique Hiking Experiences

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If you’re on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind hike that’s filled with memorable moments, you've stumbled upon the right article.

Keep reading to learn more about these five hikes in Pennsylvania that are unlike anything you've ever experienced before.

Goat Hiking at Valley Green | Philadelphia

Located inside Wissahikon Park in Philly, this 45-minute hike is a great experience for any animal lover. You and a group of 11 other guests will get the chance to walk your own goat up the park. The best part? At the end of the hike, you'll get a chance to pet and snuggle with these adorable goats that have been rescued. According to their website, you'll need to buy tickets in advance.

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P. Joseph Raab Park | Seven Valleys

There are tons of hidden gems to explore when you hike the Raab Park Loop Trail in Pennsylvania. From hidden caves to an abandoned mine, there is always something new to find and that's why we love this trail so much. The park spans 72 acres and features a rich history that dates back to the 1800s. Highlights include an old cave that's home to 4 different bat species. You can view the cave from the outside but venturing inside is strictly prohibited.

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Pymatuning State Park | Jamestown

One of the largest state parks in the state, Pymatuning is one you do not want to miss out on. What makes this park so unique is the fact that bald eagles are spotted here all the time. Due to an intensive recovery program, the bald eagle population has grown and thrived since the 20th century. While you can spot these majestic creatures any time of the year, the best time to visit is in the winter. With fewer visitors and fewer leaves on the trees, you'll be better able to spot the bald eagles as they perch on the ice near Pymatuning Dam.

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Trexler Border Trail | Schnecksville

This beautiful 9-mile loop is home to a vibrant pop of blossoming wildflowers that is a perfect place to visit during the warmer months of the year. The path meanders through Trexler Nature Preserve and takes about 4 and a half hours to walk in its entirety. There are plenty of benches and bridges to stop and admire the scenery.

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Trough Creek State Park | James Creek

For a day that promises plenty of adventure, plan a trip to Trough Creek State Park in Western Pennsylvania. A place this is brimming with natural and man-made wonders, Trough Creek is home to waterfalls, unique rock formations, an abandoned cemetery, an ice mine, and even a swinging bridge.

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