Penns Creek Wild Area

Also in western Union County lies the Penns Creek Wild Area, a 3,581-acre tract located southwest of Weikert. It covers the east end of White Mountain, is bounded on the north by Penns Creek and on the south by Weikert Run. Many of the north and south slopes are covered with large rock outcroppings. These talus slopes are formed by weather resistant sandstone and are bleached white by the sun, thus the name White Mountain. The area shows little evidence of man's activities and will for the most part be kept in this undeveloped state.

White Mountain Ridge Trail is located within the Penns Creek Wild Area. This recently designated Wild Area along Penns Creek is in the heart of Bald Eagle State Forest. White Mountain used to be its own wild area, but is now incorporated with Penns Creek Wild Area.

Purple Lizard Maps highlights this remote hike with beautiful vistas in their Adventure Blog where you can find trail information, directions to the trail head and a recap of the hike. Purchase a Purple Lizard map of Bald Eagle State Forest before you go. Maps are available from the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau Online Store,, or at our visitors center in Lewisburg.