Here’s another fun and easy hike for your Girl Scout troop! The hike is 20 minutes from State College and is a beautiful loop around the lake.
To get to the parking lot, put in 178 Lingle Road, Centre Hall or go to Overview, Driving Directions at https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7030249/colyer-lake-trail. When you are in the parking lot facing the lake, you’ll see the hiking trail arrow off to your right.
There are different places to pick up the trail, but this will get you going in the direction so that the 3 stream crossings are at the end of your hike. It is best to leave the wet part for the end. The loop took us 90 minutes at a leisurely pace.
The trail is well maintained and there are no big inclines and no rocks to pick your way through. Some of the rocks at the stream crossings are spaced more for adults, but kids should be able to wade through if they get stuck. Water depth can vary but is typically around 2ft deep. There were lots of pretty wild flowers in the Spring.