Mount Nittany

A Symbol of Our Pride

Welcome to the Mount Nittany Conservancy! We conserve 800+ acres of beautiful Mount Nittany in Centre County’s Nittany Valley. With more than 8 miles of volunteer-maintained trails and many scenic views, Mount Nittany offers a pristine setting for local recreation.


Exploring Mount Nittany is a classic hike for local residents, tourists, and returning alumni. Learn the trails and maps before starting your own adventure. View the Mountain’s trails and maps and explore its geology and soils.

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Mount Nittany is both the cultural and environmental symbol of Penn State and the Nittany Valley. The Conservancy ensures our symbol remains pristine. Discover the Mountain’s folklore, its cultural and geological history, photos, and more.

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Day of Caring 2017 Work Party October 13, 2017 - On Oct 5, 2017 the Penn State Men’s Volleyball @PennStateMVBALL team rose up and assisted the Conservancy during the PNC Bank Day of Caring. 15 players from the team accomplished much in just 3 hours. The team was led by MNC volunteers John Mentzell, Troy Weston and Bob Andronici. Checked and cleared emergency access route from prison … Continue reading Day of Caring 2017 Work Party
Centred Outdoors Hikes the Mountain August 27, 2017 - As part of the 2017 Centred Outdoors program, groups were given guided hikes to the Mike Lynch Overlook on Sunday, August 3 and Wednesday August 6, 2017. Escorted by Mt. Nittany Conservancy members, 115 hikers learned about the mountain as they climbed to the recently improved Mike Lynch Overlook. The weather both days was fantastic. … Continue reading Centred Outdoors Hikes the Mountain
Gamma Sig Tau and Bridge Initiative Work Party September 19, 2016 - The 9/17 work party was led by Troy Weston, Steve Lyncha and Chad Bell of the MNC with the assistance of volunteers from the Gamma Sig Tau Chapter service fraternity and The Bridge Initiative groups. The groups started out by clearing multiple downed trees across the Blue trail toward the top of the Mountain. Once on top, they continued … Continue reading Gamma Sig Tau and Bridge Initiative Work Party


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