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backpacking
4 days ago

This being my first really backpacking trip, the views really only came at the end most of the trail was wet and uneven. A lot of yo and downs, the north end of the trail is where you want to be. Some amazing views at the north of the trail, but tons of water sources throughout a lot of little spots to rest, watch of for the 7 min. Itch also a lot of snails and toads i

Steep climb to a great view and then a nice walk down. Look for the road and make a right when you get there.

We backpacked the first third of the trail as an out and back with an overnight. A very pleasant forest hike with spectacular views at about the three mile mark. Some ascents and descents with quite a bit of flat in between. Most of the grades are gradual, so not a difficult hike.

hiking
17 days ago

The waterfall looks amazing right now! Watch out for the bogs, just on the edge of the ferns-almost lost a shoe today, had a @$&! of a time getting it back! The forest looks, to me, to be predominately birch and maple and probably looks magical in October. I’ll be back!

hiking
17 days ago

Did this hike out/back along Midstate Trail today after having heavy rains all week. The falls were glorious! Both the larger ones were running full, was really a great spot to hang out for a while. Lots of nice fire rings and camping spots along the falls. Grateful for the rope to help scale up and down the steep edges. Water was high and stream crossing was a bit more challenging than I’d imagine it normally is, but it made for an awesome day.

hiking
24 days ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Beautiful views and kind to my knees!

30 days ago

Beautiful trail with lots of great vistas at the top. Completed the 30.5 in 44 hours, 2 nights, going north bound. The terrain changes up a lot, from flat, incline, decline, rocky, stream crossings and just about everything in between so it is a great trail to get a bit of everything. There are lots of camping sites on the first half from the southern terminous but on the second half we spotted a lot less and didn't see any in the last 6 miles but we were moving quickly because it was raining so we could have missed something. Also the second half is the most senic if you are going north bound. There was plenty a water along the way. We saw 8 people NoBo on the second day and a group of 3 guys and a dog head SoBo along the trail.
All in all this would be a great trail to take your time. I would have love to do this trail in 3 days instead of rushing through but we had a time limit.

hiking
1 month ago

We got to the Canyon at 7:30 am only to find it fogged in. We came back at 9:00, all clear. We hiked the Turkey Path Trail to the bottom of the Canyon. It was a very hot day but easily managed. The waterfalls were nice. We have seen the "big" Grand Canyon, so it was a little disappointing. The hype about it is bigger than the actual canyon. I bet it is beautiful though in the fall. I am glad we went, but wouldn't recommend going to any of our friends. The hike was steep but easy with all the built in wooden steps. The waterfalls? Probably better in the spring. The trail is closed in with trees so it kept the sun off of us.

hiking
1 month ago

Start of trail was amazing and views were incredible. Waterfalls were a little weak maybe due to not a lot of rain. Trail was slippery and we saw several people fall, most who were wearing flip flops. Took our dogs and they were able to make the climb back up, us on the other hand had to stop a few times. Good thing there are benches everywhere to sit on the way back!

beautiful, and fairy well maintained... especially the orange blazes going in... suggest you take them out as well, as the red return blazes can get confusing. also, when you get near the falls (about a mile after you first see the creek on your right), you will come to a 'T'. take the right path... the sign says midstate trail, but nothing about the falls. the rope descent is fairy easy, as is the return, and well worth getting to the bottom!!!
BTW... amazing fire ring and camping area for an easy in-out overnight! not sure about regs... any thoughts?

I loved the trail but the signs are confusing.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail! My dad and I went on a rainy Wednesday morning. There was no traffic. They're definitely not joking when they say the path is narrow and steep, but it was well worth the trek. There were 2 or 3 trees down that hadn't been cleared yet, but they were easy to move around. Only suggestion would be to add some more markers about halfway through. There is a spot that forks and it's unclear which way is correct. Even though we chose the correct path, there were no markers to indicate that for a long stretch of the path. I would definitely recommend if you're in the area!!

on Barbour Rock Trail

2 months ago

Lovely trail. Certainly easy and would be so nice for all ages!

on Turkey Path

2 months ago

This path is certainly well-used! The waterfalls are beautiful. We walked from the Pine Creek Rail Trail to the top and back down. It was busy on a Saturday and we frequently stepped aside to allow others passage on the trail.

definitely a great trail. lots to see!! don't be like me and think that you can carry a toddler up and down the trail. definitely a workout!! totally recommend the trail itself to others!!

Amazing sights of the glacier cut out of Pine Creek below. This was my first time see this in person was taken back by the size of the whole area.

2 months ago

Did only 3 miles up & 3 back. Love it. Hiked it. Maybe next time-bike it

beautiful trail. easy to follow orange blazes to waterfall. loved that there was a rope to help get us mid 54 year olds down on the rocks below the falls. would definitely do it again.

Look out is great, Turkey path is steep some waterfalls along the way.

Hiked the 8.2 miles from Siemans Trail to north terminus trailhead. Mostly downhill for this sectiin which allowed for a quick pace. Only one group of 4 hikers headed south. Nice walk through the woods.

hiking
3 months ago

Flat, short hike with great views of Pine Creek...

hiking
3 months ago

Just a heads up, this trail is not in Leonard Harrison park. I believe it’s in tioga Park

on Gillespie Point

hiking
4 months ago

I have hiked this a ton of times since I was a kid. I love this mountain, the views are incredible. Check out my full write up along with some things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/gillespiepoint/

hiking
4 months ago

Wow... quite exhausting on the way up... it kicked my butt. As soon as you think you’re at the top, there’s more to climb. The view makes it so worth it though! If you do the loop you can turn right when you intersect with the old logging path to cut off some time or continue following the blazes and turn right when you hit the gravel road (Big Run Rd). The road does seem to go on forever though. Also, the loop was closer to 4 miles for me. It’s well marked, I’ll definitely be back.

When you reach the road stay on it. Wish it was marked better at the road.

This is not easy. Wasn’t for me anyways. Was fun though

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing hike and view! We did it in about 2 hours with 8 inches of snow in the ground.

hiking
6 months ago

lots of traffic

on Pine Creek Trail

mountain biking
8 months ago

Always a great ride. Easy access. Exercise or tour with a friend.

camping
8 months ago

Nice views! Somehow got off trail and followed a creek downhill to the river. Always an adventure!

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