Welcome to 

Scripture Rocks Heritage Park


Hidden in the woods surrounding the town of Brookville, Pennsylvania is a story about a man, his triumphs, his hardships, his obsessions, and his deeply felt religious convictions.  Many local legends abound about the mysterious carved Bible rocks frequently encountered in the wooded hillsides around Brookville, Pennsylvania.   But what is the real story behind the rocks and the man who created them 100 years ago?  We invite you to make plans to explore the Scripture Rocks Heritage Park this summer. 


The park is sectioned into color-coded trail loops for easy

way finding. Engraved rocks are individually numbered

and correspond to the identification in our trail guide

which is available at the trail head or at the Jefferson

County History Center for a small donation.

This booklet enables visitors to read the corresponding

engravings and obtain insight to their meaning. Trail side

panels also help tell both the story of Stahlman and

highlight other natural aspects of this area including local

history, lumber heritage, wildlife, geology and a small

prehistoric archaeological site located within the park.

 This is a free public access site open from dawn to dusk.  For more information, contact the Jefferson County History Center at  (814) 849-0077.



A Public picnic area and restroom are available at the trailhead and other picnic tables are also within the park for public use. 

Groups wanting to reserve the pavilion for an entire day should contact the JCHC at 814-849-0077.  There is a $25 donation for reservations. 

The park is located on Route 28, 1/8 mile south of I-80

exit 81 at 560, PA 28, Brookville, PA. 


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Please STAY Within the Park Boundary

Visiting the Park 


No hiking trail is without a certain amount of danger. It is your responsibility to determine if it is safe for you and your children. If you have a problem with walking on uneven ground or slopes it is best not to travel them. We can only leave that to your discretion.

Allow approximately 2 hours for your visit. 

This site is an Outdoor Museum:  

  • Please respect and preserve the past for the future education and enjoyment of those who come after us

  • Stay on trails and beware of poison ivy

  • Do Not use anything such as crayons, ink or paint to make the engravings more visible

  • Do Not deface the site by making new carvings or reworking old ones

  • Do Not remove artifacts of any kind

  • Take Out what you bring in

  • Keep pets on a leash and remove animal waste from trails

  • Please Report vandalism. Intentional damage to park property, signage or defacing the rocks WILL result in prosecution including conservation costs


  Have a Great Hike
Emergency  -  Call 911