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I’ve been hiking this area for 20 years. It never gets old!

Terrific trail with 2 magnificent panoramic views. A bit crowded on a Saturday late morning but then it was a perfect fall day! I would definitely do it again!

Holy moly - what a hard trail - so fun though! Great hike into the shelter area, camp overnight, and hike back out the next morning. THERE IS NO DRINKING WATER AVAILABLE AT SHELTERS! There is a nice stream very close by though, lots of water available just make sure you bring tablets or a filter and you’ll be good to go :)

Well marked easy to follow trails. Grabbed a map from the kiosk and did the blue loop. Trail was muddy in spots but with all the rain we've had this summer that was to be expected. The trail was a little overgrown on the singletrack heading up to the ridge but otherwise a pleasant walk with all intersections well marked. The map has the loop at 5.7 miles but the app recorded 6.6 miles. I deviated from the map for lunch at a campsite but that was no more than 100 ft.

Did about 2/3 of the Black Loop. Markers up to #9 were fine. However, the decent leading back to the road was overgrown, and there were no markings on other side of the road. I had to abandon the lower portion and walk back via the roadway. That section needs to be marked more clearly.

Love this trail great hike , only issue I had that it was really easy to go off trail . In the beginning there’s no markers so you have to really be carful. Other than no markers nice trail .

Another trail that needs better marking. All trails map was also unclear after reaching the Pinnacle. Pretty outlook. Very rocky so good hiking shoes help.

See my review. It’s more like 9+ miles :) blazes are hard to follow in places.

Trail is great. Someone built a shelter at Doe run (Dcnr?) but the best camp spot is still at Rock Run. The trail was recently rerouted around the flood damage where it crosses pleasant run/pleasant run road. reroute is better than old route. pleasant run road is still not open to vehicles and has one section that is dangerous for foot traffic.

this is a nice relaxing trail rather you ride the road or trail, I like to trail ride in and road ride out.

backpacking
16 days ago

Overnight 10/4 at Cool run and had the whole trail to myself. Water flow was good. The solitude was awesome but parts of the trail were very hard to follow. I was lucky to have the GPS map downloaded on my phone and had to use it backtracking to the main trail numerous times. Trail blazing was on and off so don't entirely count on it.

Great hike and very fun bouldering inside the cave at the pinnacle.

Great hike. Start early if the weather is good. It does get crowded. Didn't have any issue keeping on trail.

Beautiful view at the top. Not pleasant if too crowded. We went on a Sunday morning on a beautiful day and we were surprised that there were maybe only 8-10 people up there. We took the white trail to pulpit rock from the parking lot at reservoir road. The blue trail is easier. The white trail which we took up was fairly challenging due to rocks. You can easily miss the pinnacle when you get up there. Look for a large pyramid shaped pile of rocks and it’s right near there. We had the trail to ourselves a lot, with the exception of some “loud talkers” from a group of about 12, some of which had obnoxious personalities.

Hard for me going up, and well worth it!

Not enough Braille on the signage.

The Conewango is an amazing waterway. Above Frewsburg NY access is limited do to several sections that are blocked by dead falls and snags. That being said, even though it's muddy water this water system is one of the cleanest in the northeast. It contains a rich history as critical infrastructure by connecting Chautauqua County with Pittsburgh. You're likely to see everything from eagles to otters. The current is slow BUT extreme caution should be used around objects in the water.

Great Hike, nice steady climb to overlook. Very crowded. Took counter clockwise route.

I was at the Pinnacle twice this past week. Be careful of snakes at the top on the right when you first get to the overlook. I saw a copperhead and Timber rattlesnake. However this is always a great hike with spectacular views both at The Pinnacle and Pulpit Rock! Wear good shoes!

overnighted 9/18 and had the place to myself.

beautiful trail. Connelsville to Ohio Pyle, lunch at Falls Mkt., back to Connelsville...great ride, great food, perfect day!

My husband and I hiked this trail on a clear, winter day in January and nearly had it to ourselves. It was mostly flat and wooded -- very peaceful. The views from the top were lovely. Highly recommend.

I’ll have to go again where I can do entire trail. I had my geriatric pup so had to take it easy but it’s Pete t for her because nice and flat :)

Be sure to wear hiking shoes and stay for a couple of hours to complete this hike. The vistas are awesome. I went to pulpit rock first and then journeyed on to the Pinnacle lookout behind the huge pile of rocks.

I was unable to find my way back through the shorter route and wound up spending 7 hours and hiking over 8 miles or more because there aren’t really good markings for the shorter path back. There are quite a few spots with no cell service (at Pinnacle Peak for one) also, so don’t rely on your cell phones GPS for navigation.

Leave yourself lots of time and be sure to bring water and maybe a snack and you should be good. First time on the AT, so I think I learned a few lessons about how to prepare for my next hike. Enjoy!

backpacking
1 month ago

Completed the 28.8 miles just before Labor Day Weekend. Didn’t see a human being for the entire time while on the trail! Started hiking on a Wednesday at 3pm clockwise about 12 miles to the Pleasant Stream campsite before the stream crossing. I arrived to the stream with enough light to get water but had to set up camp in the dark. The next morning I crossed the stream barefoot and started hiking around 10:30 am. Hiked the ~10-11 miles to Rock Run/Yellow Run and found a lovely campsite on the other side of Yellow Run. Spent the evening by the rivers and pools and made an epic campfire in the firepit. On Friday morning, I left my campsite around 11am and arrived back to my car around 2:30pm. Got out of the woods just before the heavy rains that hit the area. It was my first time backpacking solo ever and my first time backpacking in a long, long time. Wet trails and Lots of mosquitos. Wish I’d worn a long sleeve shirt the entire time. They really got me. I was also pretty cautious with making my presence known to avoid bears and cautiously approaching rocks. No rattle sightings. Overall a great reentry into backpacking in perfect solitude! It was quite the mental and physical test I was hoping for!

backpacking
1 month ago

Hiked CW along the 16 mile southern loop. Very fun trail! Will likely come back at some point to finish whole path. Plenty of streams to refill at. Only place with service for us was Sharp Top Point. Got a little lost going from Sharp Top Point to Pleasant Stream but may have just been our inexperience. Drive into Masten basecamp was serene but had to navigate around a lot of road closures. In the end, I came from the south using Mill Creek Rd=>Camels=>Bearwallow=>Dry Run=>Pleasant Stream.

This is a great hike, with amazing views and lots of interesting rocks to navigate. The descent along the creek is peaceful and nice. A great hike 8-9 miles

Outstanding hike! The views at the pinnacle are amazing. I’m betting the views on the way to the pinnacle are also amazing but a lot of foliage. That’s ok, good excuse to go back in the fall! We prefer the clockwise direction of the loop, but fun either way. Take water!

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