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The hike down was easy but the hike up was intense but a good challenge..not long enough in my opinion but I’m an endurance athlete.

Love it ! Very nice views !!

All the trails in this area are clearly marked and well maintained!

The generic anti-winter review does not apply here. There is no lower trailhead. Technically there is no upper trailhead. And somewhere along the upper section of FR263, the "trail" which I assume is an old logging grade veers off through the birch saplings. This is definitely a leaf off kind of trail. That said we walked FR263 to where it went from road to a two-track split, after it rounds a shelterwood cut. At the cut, we encountered a coyote who seemed suprised to see humans, and a solitary, assuming male and one year old, black bear, who turned tail and plunged into the saplings and rhubus of the cut. Speaking of rhubus, we gorged on blackberries for pretty much the entire 4 mile out and back. I'll post a new review if we revisit Dewdrop after leaf off and hike the actual "trail". On the way back to Kane, we think we saw the RoW on a shelf above Longhouse, so it may well still exist.

Loved this state park. Amazing views and so well kept! Highly recommend a visit!

22 days ago

Could not find this trail despite GPS.

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful views bottom trail hard

backpacking
27 days ago

The trail followed a creek most of the way, it was very muddy and overgrown in sections. We were thankful someone left orange ties as it was confusing at some areas where to go. We stayed at the Morrison campground which is a must. The waterfront view was the best part of the hike. We took swimsuits to enjoy a swim. It cost 12$ to stay at the campground and there is a fee collection drop box. I was surprised there was cell phone service at campground and we saw many boats come through. Fire wood wasn't easy to gather for us, as everything was damp. We took a snake bite suction just in case. Water needs to be filtered before consumption. seems to be pretty popular trail on weekends. glad we checked it out but will check out others before going back.

I don't know that this trail can be considered "easy." For most adults this trail isn't difficult but easy seems inaccurate. there are huge Boulder steps and you descend about 300 feet in about half a mile and then gain that in half a mile. On a hot day it can be brutal if you forget water or if you have a heart condition. It's a great trail. Beautiful! It's well worth the climb back up, but don't go into thinking it will be super easy.

hiking
1 month ago

All of the trails in the Jakes Rocks area are well-maintained. Many are aimed at mountain bikers. Be on the alert if you're trail running or hiking, as you may need to stand to the side. Be aware that the trail as mapped here is not labeled "Jakes Rocks trail" but is a combination of several trails, including Coal Knob, Cornplanter, and Devil's Drop. You can cut a section off of Devil's Drop with a quick crossover. Study the map at the trailhead and/or bring along GPS. Otherwise there are no directions to show the loop. Cell service up here is very spotty and will eat up your cellphone battery.

backpacking
1 month ago

My backpacking buddy and I completed this hike June 17, 2018. I had hiked there years ago and the experience was the same. Wonderful! There are some uphills and downs so I guess the moderate rating is on the mark. we hiked into the Morrison camping area for the night on the 16th and hiked out the next day. I rated this as 4 stars because on the way out we skirted much area that had been logged out and the trail was very tight with brush and small growth. These tight areas were made even more difficult because of the constant rain on the way out. trail maintenance is lacking in certain areas but over all it was a fun time.

A nice and pleasant way to the top of the mountain.. a nice workout..and beautiful views.

good Trail nice view at the end

hiking
1 month ago

Did not go on the trail itself, but from seeing and being on the skywalk alone, I’m sure the trail is amazing too. Well worth coming to!

backpacking
2 months ago

Just finished two days on this trail. It was a great experience for a novice (me), and my experienced friend. We traveled counter clockwise, at a gradual pace. Spent first night near a creek, and second near the Morrison campground. Even though it was a busy weekend in the park (The Allegheny 100 was going on), outside of the camp. we saw very few other hikers. We found the trail easy to navigate, however, a couple of people we encountered seemed to have a hard time with it. Stayed covered with repellent, and very few if any insect bites. As others have mentioned, the return from Morrison to Trail head was wet, and covered many creeks. Overall, an excellent experience.

hiking
2 months ago

I’m a bigger girl with a fake hip, so this trail was VERY brutal but so worth it! The stairs are huge boulders that at times can be tricky to find footing, but are spaced out enough to give you breath. The hills are the brutal part, and the trail is one way so what you go down you must come up! Well worth it, you are among and up close to the bridge remnants.

backpacking
2 months ago

Amazing

backpacking
3 months ago

First time backpacking is perfect for this trail. very easy going and plenty of wonderful camp sites.

backpacking
3 months ago

Great trail. Very beautiful. Camped out on the reservoir. There was plenty of down trees for firewood and there are bathrooms. Camping by the lake was super peaceful and then at night we could see the milky way galaxy band. Great for beginner backpackers or a great way to test gear.

backpacking
10 months ago

Loved this trail. $10 for a camping permit payable down the road. I went solo for one night and did the whole loop and camped at the lake. Such a beautiful lake view. Heard coyotes singing in the middle of the night, saw a porcupine and a big buck came snorting through camp around 5am. I did get a tick so if you don’t wear Deet make sure you give yourself a solid tick check. Lots of streams to catch water at along the loop. Plenty of campsites on the loop if you didn’t get a permit for one of the sweet lake spots that include metal fire ring and picnic table. Apparently they usually have running water at the lake, but a note stated it didn’t pass the last rounds of testing so is off limits for now. If you go here be sure to check out the Rockrim Overlook just west of the trail via a short car ride. Also you won’t catch a signal back here so say your love yous and goodbye before you hit the drive in from route 6!

hiking
10 months ago

What a cool land mark. This place can even be visited by the handicap. The sky walk is maybe 100 yards from the parking lot. And nice paved pathway to the sky walk. But to get down in the valley. Its not that bad. Just the big step at the top might be hard for some people if you have some type of waljing problem. But you can get right up the down towers in the valley. It take 10 mins to get down to the bottom. I think hiked no more than 1 1/2 miles while there visiting. Great visitors center too. And the surrounding area is beautiful as well. The leafs color this fall made it better too. Go see the eighth wonder of the world. Thats what they called when it was built in 1890. Longest and tallest when built. Great history here people.

hiking
10 months ago

We did the Rimrock trail loop. Very pleasant forest hike. No views over the water (you can kind of see it through the trees), but the forest is beautiful with a variety of vegetation. Some of the signage is problematic-- there are a number of unmarked spurs and crossings. There are some signs at trail intersections but not all of the options are marked. The map for the Morrison trail in the app shows a cut across that is now closed (we had to double back to try to find it).

hiking
11 months ago

as many other reviewer point out only the first 1/2mile is obvious; beyond that the valley can be climbed.... but beware as in the heights above there are Mountain Laurel patches.

hiking
11 months ago

Very nice hike out in the middle of nowhere, you follow a small stream most of the way. Some spots of the trail are overgrown but not too bad and you can easily find the trail the whole time, it's marked with silver/gray diamonds and signs at forks connecting to other trails/loops. If you want a longer loop, take the Rimrock extension.

backpacking
11 months ago

3 of us did this trail in July 2017. Lots of great free campsites with clean water sources along the eastern route. The lake sites require a cash only fee under $10 but are very well maintained. This was the trip of snakes for sure. They are all over the lake campsite and I stepped on a few while hiking the trail.

* Skybridge has great views, easy walk

* Kinzua Creek Trail is short trail with cool views of the bridge & the aftermath of the tornado.

trail running
Saturday, August 12, 2017

We did 8 new miles of trail running. Beautiful views.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

This is a beautifully maintained trail with a great payoff view at the top. Enough of a climb to make you feel like you got your exercise, but accessible enough to ask any able-bodied friends to come along. Trailhead is at the top of the parking area, which has restrooms. Highly recommend.

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