Pinchot Trail - North

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Pinchot Trail - North ist ein 10.1 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania. Er führt entlang eines Flusses und durch schönen Wald. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von März bis August zugänglich. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 10.1 miles Höhenunterschied: 839 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

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Vista with observation deck, rhododendron forest, varied ecosystems and terrain. With numerous side trails, the possibilities for exploring the 23+ miles of Lackawanna State Forest's Pinchot Trail system are plentiful. There are several wet spots, as well a few rocky areas, so bring proper footwear. Also, a few of the trails pass near, and occasionally through, private land. Please respect the rights of local landowners, and stay on the marked trails. The lookout tower on top of Big Pine Hill is accessible by road, so expect to have company, especially during the weekend. NOTE: A sign at the trailhead says that the Pinchot Trail is blazed blue, when in fact most of the blue blazes have been painted over in ORANGE.

wandern
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2 months ago

I would never take the Waters trail again very over grown. Over all the trail was very rocky.

rucksacktour
3 months ago

We took our kids 6 and 9. It was a bit much for the little one. The only bad part of the trip was our dog rolled in a pile of human poop. We played keep away for the next 2 miles until we could washer her off. We camped at the first spot across the river it was kind of a peninsula we loved it. The hike out the trails where a little over grown but not bad. Trail was very well blazed through out. We camped here because it said it was lightly traveled and being it was Columbus weekend the best bet to have a little privacy. We saw a decent amount of people but all where pleasant and we all kept our distance. As others have stated no big vistas nothing really to show off but when your with people you love it’s just great to be out in the woods.

wandern
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3 months ago

wandern
4 months ago

I love this trail. I take the snow mobile trail in off of Tannery Road, but turn off at the Choke Creek Nature Trail. It's a thin trail with a lot of overgrowth, but pretty. Once you meet up with the creek, the sound of burbling water follows you. I like to camp at the first campsite along the river. There's a fire pit and a bench that someone made eons ago, and it overlooks a beautiful bend in the creek. There are others further along, but this is my favorite.

wandern
5 months ago

This trail is generally what you read in reviews but I think it’s beautiful in its own right. There’s no vast overlooks but there’s also no crowds of people shuffling to get their Instagram photos. It’s overgrown but that adds to the adventure (just wear pants). Treat your clothes with permethrin and you’ll have a much better time with ticks. Stop every now and then and appreciate how much beautifully dense Pennsylvania forest is around you. It doesn’t always come out in pictures but when you’re under those pines with ferns as far as you can see, it can be a breathtaking experience. Take only pictures, leave only footprints!

wandern
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5 months ago

I saw this trail for the first time while backpacking. did not care for this hike at all. Muddy, rocky, overgrown, boring, nothing beautiful about it IMO. Would not go again and there are not many trails I would say that about. I don’t need anything spectacular, I love being in the woods but this was horrible as far as I’m concerned.

rucksacktour
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7 months ago

Make sure if you plan on camping on this trail, that you set up camp at the creek at the halfway point. We decided to keep going and look for another spot to camp, with a water source. We ended up not finding any and having to scramble the last 3 miles to get back to car before dark. Making what could have been a relaxing afternoon a pretty horrible evening. The trail is overgrown in a lot spots and between the 2 of us, we had 7 or 8 ticks on us. Not a bad hike, but just be prepared.

wandern
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8 months ago

Do not liked it at all. Was on May 11, toooons of bugs, wet land and muddy ( esp. bear swamp trail ) Got all shoes wet . Not picturesque

9 months ago

very kid friendly

wandern
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steinig
10 months ago

I completed this trail today, 3/17/19, with my dog. the trail varies in narrowed and widened paths. Very clearly marked with orange paint on trees. Temperature was in the high 30's and we only saw one group throughout the 10 mile trek. There are some scenic streams every 3-4 miles. The trail does not offer much in views aside from the water, a few openings with larger rocks, and a wooden plank pathway

rucksacktour
Tue Nov 06 2018

Took a group of roughly 10 Boy Scouts on the North Trail for an overnight backpacking trip. The trail was swampy and wet in areas and was also over grown in spots, but overall and amazing trip and a fantastic way to get the boys out overnight. Trail was not overly difficult, even for our less athletic boys, and the scenery was well worth some damp socks.

rucksacktour
Sun Sep 23 2018

My wife and I took our 9 year old on he's first overnight hiking trip here and I must say this was a awesome trail. Only complaints are that it was very swampy and muddy in a lot of spots but it has been very rainy the last few weeks. Also there is lots and lots of overgrowth. To the point that some spots don't even look like there is a trail, however that could just be due to all the rain. That all being said we would do it again and as long as you don't mind mud and overgrowth, you will enjoy this easy trail. Side note there aren't many campsites until you reach the mid point. We camped out for the night at painters Creek and there were 4 other camp sites around us that were already in use, so this trail is pretty trafficked.

wandern
Sat Sep 01 2018

Very happy with my hike of the North loop. I was a little disappointed with the trash at the campsites. lots of overgrowth so expect the "hiker wash."

wandern
Mon May 28 2018

TICKS EVERYWHERE. Trail is poorly maintained and overgrown throughout. Our group found literally dozens of ticks over two days, primarily dog ticks, but also two deer ticks. Trail maps available online are wildly outdated (over 10 years) and there are no detailed maps at the trailhead - only an area map that reduces the entirety of the Pinchot North and South loops to a 2 inch by 3 inch simplified representation of the trail network. Formerly mapped trails are either no longer listed or no longer maintained, but this is unclear since they wouldn't fit on this tiny map. Yellow dot trails appear in multiple places along northern loop, but it is not always clear which trails they correspond to (Pinchot trail is orange; ALL other trails are yellow). Some trail markers do not follow standard patterns to determine direction of trail, and at some point in time, they switched from Blue to Orange, and did not thoroughly ensure all markers were updated. Additionally, many revisions have been made to the trail such that miles/hours of distance are added as compared to former routes. Other reviews mention "swampy trails", but that doesn't accurately describe the miles of trail under a foot of water. At one point, we mistook part of the trail for a body of water that was curiously unmapped (the trail had become an 8 foot wide, several foot deep river). Waterproof boots are hardly enough, and it's likely that you will sink and take on water, even with extreme caution. I had done this trail under good, dry conditions years ago, and the scenery is quite beautiful, but clearly this trail has been heavily neglected, and is not suitable for use under anything less than perfect conditions - and even that is questionable.

rucksacktour
Mon Apr 30 2018

Definitely a great hike. Yes sections are a bit grown in, because it's the woods

Sun Apr 15 2018

TWO BEAT CUBS SEEN IN TRAIL. CAME WITHIN 5 feet if them. BE CAREFUL. WAS WITHIN FIRST MILE.

Fri Apr 13 2018

WARNING!!!!! 2 BEAR CUBS SIGHTING AT THE BEGINNING MILE OF TRAIL!!!!!

Camping
Mon Jan 01 2018

Enjoyed this trail to the fullest! Hiked and camped the South Loop during the winter months with my wife and Dee Ohh Gee! I’ll be stomping on more ground hopefully soon.

Fri Oct 27 2017

overgrown which was only an issue after a short rain - wet legs. Still a great time. You can wander your way to a lookout tower and they constructed a "cabinet" on the trail with a notebook and pens to log your explorations!

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