The Standing Stone Trail is a 72 mile hiking trail found mostly on top of ridgelines in PA. Originally called the Link Trail because it 'links' the Tuscarora Trail with the Mid State Trail, this route is now known as the Standing Stone Trail because of the large historically significant stones kept throughout towns in this part of the country. It is a very enjoyable walk, although water may be scarce during the summer months. The trail is very well blazed and quite easy to follow. The hiker will want to pay attention to land ownership while looking for camping spots because many areas along the trail are closed to overnight camping. There are also several miles of paved road walking along this route, but there is also ice cream available at a gas station along the way! Another short road walk further north along this route takes the hiker directly through a small town with a pizza shop before crossing the Juniata River to climb over 1,000 rock steps to gain the ridgetop once again!