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hiking
5 days ago

We took our scout and webelo pack camping in the Tuscarora State forest about 40 minutes from this trail. We had a mix of 12-16 year old scouts and a few 10-11 year old cubs with varying degrees of hiking experience and fitness levels. I’m 47 and in decent shape, and I was able to do the steps, then hike another mile or so once we got to the top.

The views are fantastic, and the hike is somewhat hard, but definitely worth it. I would recommend a hiking or trekking stick for the descent, and a solid pair of hiking shoes/boots with thick sides as there are a lot of loose, sharp rocks that will beat up your feet. Also recommend a camera and lots of water. Great trail with an interesting history.

Beautiful view from the rock!

Trail was beautiful, great views. It was a little wet when we went and had quite a few river crossings but I made for a great day-hike.

this is an absolutely gorgeous area. the trails are just challenging enough to keep you warm and the scenery is beautiful. the only reason this doesn't get five stars is because you CANNOT camp anywhere along this trail, or any other trail in Allegrippis for that matter. so to have backpacking listed on this trail is incredibly misleading. learned the hard way

hiking
10 days ago

A little over 1,000 steps! It was a great workout and the view at the top was awesome.

11 days ago

Awesome trail!

We really got an awesome workout! Our phones and my Fitbit all showed that we went over 7 miles. We enjoyed the trail and had a great time though even though it was longer than expected!

That was a great workout! We had over 7 miles on our phones and my Fitbit and we seemed to be on the trail for the most part. We really enjoyed the trail but was longer than expected!

hiking
14 days ago

The trail was wonderful and the leaves were in prime color.

One of my favorite hikes near Harrisburg, especially in the fall!

Absolutely beautiful scenery especially in the fall right now while the leaves are changing! Very steep steps but getting to the top is worth it!

hiking
19 days ago

The hike was beautiful. I recommend doing the steep climb first. There are stunning views at Raven’s Rock and another towards the end. Most of the trail is next to a little creek. It’s wonderful.

There are multiple tree environments. Walking through the different environments one after the other was beautiful.

Great short hike, awesome views and a good workout!

Pretty steep with lots of rocks but definitely worth the work getting to the top, beautiful view!

Had a nice hike with our dog. Well kept, very minimal litter. We’ll be back. Perfect for hiking, walking, trail running, and bike riding.

hiking
1 month ago

We (a group of seven) finished quehanna trail loop from sep 22 to Sep 26. The trail is well marked. It has some fantastic views, and plenty of water. It’s enjoyable camping along the beautiful creeks each night. A recommendation to the management: It would help hikers to plan their trip if the map can provide information about the campsites. Actually, we relied on our gps to locate the campsites, not the map.

backpacking
1 month ago

Very manageable trail in decent (for Pennsylvania, don't expect fairway-quality) condition.
Be forewarned: As of September 2018 the physical blazed route deviates significantly from the currently-uploaded GPS track. DCNR issues a much more accurate map. Keep your eyes peeled for turns too; double-blazes are under-utilized.

Did 10 miles on this trail (5 out 5 back) in just under 4 hours. Definitely a little technical and parts are overgrown, but the it’s well marked. As others said, parts are very wet. THE DIRECTIONS FROM ALLTRAILS DO NOT TAKE YOU TO THE TRAILHEAD. Use 8147 Rattlesnake Pike, Snow Shoe PA 1687 instead.

Hard but worth the effort

not that bad of a hike but the steps were hard

good trail. it would've been better if jerks wouldve left trash behind

hiking
1 month ago

Ok hike I took the white trail up (the only hard part of the hike) then walked along the trail to station 10 where I switched to the blue trail and walked around the rim coming back again to the white trail by station 3. The hike after summiting at Station 2 was relatively easy and not very scenic. Only a couple of the overlooks gave good unobstructed views.

mountain biking
1 month ago

My son and I did six miles in this area and it is beautiful! The trails is easy and fun for the whole family, bring plenty of water.

hiking
1 month ago

An amazing trail with several wonderful views. Very difficult trail, not for the faint of heart.

hiking
2 months ago

We liked the trail. Clark Run is beautiful. The trail is a good workout. Thanks to a prior review that indicated a issue locating the trail around mile marker 3, we figured it out. The Boulder field is both challenging and fantastic. We completed the entire loop, scrambling around a blow down. A small copperhead snake was spotted near the end of our hike.

this is one of my favorite trails in the area! some buddys of mine and me started it around 9am and went counter clockwise first part of the hike was brutal but worth the pain. we completed the whole loop in about 4 1/2 hours with take a few quick breaks for food and water. would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an adventure

This was my first hike and I did it solo in four days. If you really want to enjoy this trail, take at least five days to do it. Though I am a beginner, this trail seemed to be a lot more rough than I expected and offered some tough climbs.

beautiful views

Would do this trail again, but would make sure to go clockwise rather than counter clockwise

backpacking
2 months ago

Did the whole trail starting at. Huckleberry Rd. The campsites can be few and far between, especially in the 8 mi swamp section so plan accordingly. Calling this moderate is a stretch, it gets pretty technical.

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