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 Night 2013

7th Annual Mt. Nittany Night

Mt. Nittany Night Friday, June 9, 2017 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM Mountain View...

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

Work Party Sept 17, 2016

September 19, 2016

The 9/17 work party was led by Troy Weston, Steve Lyncha and Chad Bell...

Work Party Sept 11, 2016

September 12, 2016

9/11 Work Party was organized by Penn State University Park Circle K and...

Work Party Sept 3, 2016 (Alpha Phi Omega)

September 4, 2016

As they have many times before, on Saturday, September 3, 2014 a volunteer...

Patrick Scholl – Emeritus Board Member

March 14, 2016

We have the saddest of news to share today. One of Mt. Nittany's...