Moraine State Park Trail is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Slippery Rock, PA that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This was my first time in the park and I loved it. I will return.
Did not see a squirrel all day but I did see a ground hog and a beaver. Some of these trails will kick your but.
Cancel that review it was for the paved bike trail. Mt bike and hiked difficult trail today. A lot of fun but worthy of the difficulty rating leaf covered boulders bridges. Drop offs has it all
Nice relaxing paved trail. Nice views of lake. Great for family tide
One can jump onto the North Country Trail near the bicycle concession right off the North Shore exite of Route 422 W. On the other end of Moraine, the North Country Trail may be accessed under the Route 528 Bridge Parking area or at the entry point 1 mile north of the bridge on Route 528 (toward Slippery Rock) at the NCT access point. This is a linear trail. Be prepared to bring two cars to park at both ends of the trail if your desire is not to hike back to your vehicle. There are numerous entry/exit points to the trail throughout the park. The trail is well marked with blue blazes. It is also well used, so that it would be difficult for one to actually lose their way if they chose to hike this trail. Having mentioned the trail usage, I have hiked portions of this trail nearly every Saturday and have rarely seen anybody else on the trail for hours, if at all. The trail itself exhibits some beautiful woods scenery, and one will cross some small creeks, see the lake shore, the marina which is well kept and appealing, a pond or two and perhaps some up-close wildlife. there is even an Adirondack camp on the trail for those who want to do a little ersatz primitive camping (permission required). "No primitive camping permitted in PA state parks unless otherwise posted" At various points, one can almost feel as though they are truly in the "woods" but much of the time, the sound of vehicles is pervasive. Nevertheless, what a great getaway for a few hours just to reset your inner "go" button. The trail does have some climbs but I have found that these do not present a difficult challenge. One might have to stop for a quick rest, but nothing about the hills forces one to have to calculate how in the world they will make it to the top.