Mount Nittany: A Symbol of Our Pride

Welcome to the Mount Nittany Conservancy! We preserve and maintain 800+ acres of beautiful Mount Nittany in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
With nearly 9 miles of volunteer-maintained trails and many scenic views, Mount Nittany offers a unique setting for local recreation.


Mount Nittany is both the cultural and environmental symbol of the Nittany Valley. The Conservancy ensures our symbol remains pristine.

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Hike Mount Nittany

Exploring Mount Nittany is a classic hike for local residents, tourists, and returning alumni. Learn the trails and maps before starting your own adventure.

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Life Estate Deeds

Every square inch counts, and you can purchase a life-estate deed to one square inch of Mount Nittany — a truly great way to show your appreciation.

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Conserving Mount Nittany is a continuing effort driven by Penn Staters and Nittany Valley residents! You are the rock that supports the Mountain.

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Mt. Nittany Marathon

3rd Mt. Nittany Marathon - Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. 7:00 AM Start!


The Legends of Princess Nittany & Lion’s Paw

The sources in folklore of our spirit and affection.


The Mountain’s Beauty through the Seasons

A great and growing collection captured by admirers.

The Conservancy Blog

December 2014 Mount Nittany News

February 24, 2015

Members and friends of the Conservancy recently received in the mail our...

Driving in Lemont (Mt. Nittany Road)

December 6, 2014

We ask that all visitors to Mt. Nittany drive the posted speed limit in...

Why Mount Nittany is on Every Penn Stater’s Bucket List

October 22, 2014

In case you haven't yet listened to the Mount Nittany Conservancy's two...

Day of Caring Work Parties Oct 2, 2014 (PennStateWLAX & HRG)

October 7, 2014

Members of the Penn State Women's Lacrosse team energetically and...