Joseph P Whipey Trail

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Joseph P Whipey Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Johnstown, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

3.0 miles 100 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly




fly fishing


mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

rock climbing


trail running


cross country skiing

horseback riding








wild flowers



old growth

The Eagle trail and Joseph P Whipey trail goes around the full circle of the dam, which views of Bald eagles, and various wildlife. The LHHV Experimental Forest, located 3 miles north of Johnstown, in Middle & East Taylor townships, offers quiet refuge to all who seek the natural enchantment of a forest experience. Tucked away in the heart of the Hinckston Run Dam , the Forest is bordered on its Western ridge boundaries by the Hinckston Dam Wildlife Management Area. The LHHV Forest is located on property that surrounds Hinckston Reservoir . Our hiking trails encompass the wooded area itself. The trail as listed above has stops for resting and watching the area wildlife. We have local students who utilize the Forest Trail as an outside classroom. We are seeking funding to support wildlife projects, i.e. Eagles, blue Birds nest etc. The hiking trail will starts at current pavilion and running in the same direction as the road which runs the length of reservoir. The total length of trail is 1 mile. At the mile marker we have an over look whereby hikers are able to sit and watch the water foul and birds. We built the Eagle trail which goes around the western flank of reservoir, mile trail. On the Eagle Trail you can view Eagles, waterfalls and other wildlife. Also bring your fishing gear as we have some of the finest fishing in region.

1 year ago

Simply the best trail north of Johnstown. We have Eagles here thru out summer.