Swift Run Trail

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Swift Run Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near McClure, PA that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.3 miles 698 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

road biking

scenic driving

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

old growth

rocky

This is a great trail. Alone it is an out and back that can be a short one or as much as a 5-7 mile out and back. The cool thing is, at this area in Snyder County, there are a lot of little bisecting trails that will allow you to do a nice loop. You can do a high skill "Tower Trial" loop or a much softer "Hemlocks Trail" loop. No matter which way you choose, depending upon the season, there will be downed trees you must traverse. This is some of the last remaining old growth Hemlock forest (State Tree).


11 months ago

hiking

Don't use the directions from here to find the trailhead. We actually had to ask for directions from locals. The trailhead is in the Snyder/Middlewarth Picnic Grounds. There are multiple routes, as shared here...it can be as challenging as you want it to be. We took the Swift Run Trail to Krebs. Crossed over the stream and climb up the hill. It is a good cardio. We stayed on Krebs until we run into the trail that turns into District and goes down a steep descent on Thick Mountain Trail. We crossed the stream and went up the hill that takes you on the dirt road that leads to the picnic grounds. Very well- maintained trail.


4 years ago

hiking

This is a great trail. Alone it is an out and back that can be a short one or as much as a 5-7 mile out and back. The cool thing is, at this area in Snyder County, there are a lot of little bisecting trails that will allow you to do a nice loop. You can do a high skill "Tower Trial" loop or a much softer "Hemlocks Trail" loop. No matter which way you choose, depending upon the season, there will be downed trees you must traverse. This is some of the last remaining old growth Hemlock forest (State Tree). Some of the best examples of HUGE uncut Hemlocks. The smell alone is worth the trip.