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.

The Conservancy would like to extend a grateful THANK YOU to Ehrlich Pest Control Service of State College PA for their assistance with a yellow jacket infestation near Station 10. Read more….


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

Save-the-date for our 3rd Mt. Nittany Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.


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

ServeState Volunteers on the Mountain!

September 21, 2014

On Sunday, September 21, 2014 the service organization ServeState had a...

Ehrlich Pest Control of Yellow Jackets Near Station 10

September 17, 2014

The Mount Nittany Conservancy would like to extend a grateful THANK YOU to...

Work Party Sept 7, 2014

September 13, 2014

Brian Stouffer, Mountain Ambassador, and Chad Bell, MNC Director, led an...

Work Party Aug 30, 2014

September 13, 2014

The Fresh START at Penn State program provided 21 freshmen and 2...