Whitetail Trail is a 10.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Hopwood, PA and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until November.
Chestnut Ridge from Lick Hollow S.P. to the Quebec Run Wild Area (10 mi) The Whitetrail Trail runs across the top of Chestnut Ridge from Lick Hollow to the Quebec Run Wild Area through State Forest and State Game Lands. A challenging trail, the lack of hiker trafic can allow the trail to become overgrown and obscured by ferns. Pay attention to the blue blazes. In the past, this area was heavily forested and is still criss-crossed by abandonded logging roads. While it can be hot in mid-June, that is also the time that the Mountain Laurel blooms. One short bypass is to continue up Pine Knob Trail from Lick Hollow to the Pine Knob overlook. The expansive view is highly recomended. Another rigorous 2.5 mile side trip is to White Rocks. In 1810, Polly Williams fell to her death from these rocks. She was rumored to have been murdered; pushed off by her reluctant fiancee. In more recent times, rock climbers have obtained permission from the private owners to climb the sandstone faces.
Today I walked the Southern three miles of WhiteTail Trail from the Quebec Run Wild Area parking to Laurel Caverns (not that there is a good connector to Laurel Caverns). Trail markings of blazed red on trees are in good condition. Long
I initially had difficulty finding the trail as the gps dropped me off in an obscure location by a garage. In speaking to one of the servicemen, there was another location climbing the hill on 40 East (Licking Hollow Picnic Area). The gate was closed but I checked with authorities, and it's ok to park there as long as the gate isn't blocked. The trail head is located about a quarter mile down into the park just to the left of the vacant rangers quarters. Keep your eyes open and be sure to hang a sharp right onto Pine Knob trail. I'm glad I had my all trails app. I hiked about four miles in. There's not a lot for views in this stretch, but it takes first place for seclusion ... peace and quiet.
Popular with hunters this time of year but the frail was in good shape. Lots of inclines making it challenging and a good workout. Directions were spot on.
For such little use trail is maintained well. Would be a descent single track