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Tunnels!

Highly recommend for speed workout. I did the section around Lake Redman. Little over 8 miles. I especially liked the tunnels under the highway, nice piece of a unique trail system.

We hiked this trail from the A/T at Miller's Gap to Colonel Denning state park . Clocked in at 28 miles. Once you leave the AT there is no water so plan accordingly. Trail follows the ridge line , if you like walking on rocks, this is for you. Stayed at the Charlie Irvin shelter at about mile 16. Great views. Then another 13 miles to the park. It's a slow go and torture on you feet. Glad I did it, but probably not again.

We 10.5 miles today (in and out) and it was very buggy and humid. Plenty of water for anyone backpacking. Will try again in the cooler temps.

Did section of this from Port Clinton to Hawk Mountain Rd. The steep ascent and first couple miles are usual fun rocky trail, but once you get to reservoir there is couple miles where is just a wide old/gravel road which can be rather boring as out-and-back hike. Didn't feel like hiking same old road all the way back so took short cut back to AT via the Ha-Ha Trail which was more interesting (thin trail a bit more grown in than usual thinner parts of AT). Overall, enjoyed the 1st half but wouldn't both with part stretch between reservoir and Hawk Mountain Rd again.

we turned around on the very steep hike to the rusted machinery. when you hit the stone bridge do not walk across it. go straight. we went over the bridge and had to find our way back onto the trail.

Lovely in all seasons, not too trafficked as to be annoying but there's almost always someone out there. Pretty views of the lakes, a little highway noise but not too intrusive.

1 month ago

Challenging, fun

mountain biking
1 month ago

Giving it one star because one is not able to ride trail. READ, trails is full of big branches. would not recommend it to anyone until it is cleared. every minute or so I was clearing branches from the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Kids we too short to get across wire bridge water was too high to go over log that others had suggested. Seemed great just wanted to FYI (We did know it was marked hard) this was near start of trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Best done in the early spring or late fall. Expect some overgrowth in less frequently traveled sections. Some sections pretty sloppy from unusually heavy rainfall over the last several weeks.

2 months ago

My go to favorite.

Great trail system. Part of my cycle of trails that I hike often

The hike was really steep but the view really is worth it, once we reached flat rock we continued on the Tuscarora Trail thinking it would lead us back down to where we came from, we got lost and hiked for miles, when we finally did find a road we were 14 miles away from our vehicles, we stopped at a locals home and he offered to drive us back, If you don't know where your going, just go back from the way you came from, it's very easy to get lost and lose track of where you are.

trail running
2 months ago

Love these trails! A bit of everything...wide pine needle paths, narrow roots/rock single track, grassy hills. All with great wildlife and lakeside views.

birding
3 months ago

We did the Great Oak Nature Trail. This was a Ranger guided night time hike in search of owls. We saw and heard five of them. So exciting. This was a nice trail.

This map is not 100% accurate to the Blue Marsh Multi Use trail.

horseback riding
3 months ago

Great place to ride.

Great hike, views are beautiful and give reward, but doing the whole section will take a toll. Did it in early June in just over 2 days. It's closer to 27mi point to point and be sure you go before or after late July/august because a lot of the springs dry up. The climbs aren't too bad, but the 8-9 miles preceding Allentown shelter almost entirely rock so prepare yourself and keep an eye out for rattlesnakes and cottonmouth dens in the pulpits!!

Saw 2 Rattle snakes. Be aware when walking through the tall Grass at about the 3rd mile into this loop. Going counter clockwise. I wouldn't consider this one hard though. Most of it is flat and long on old logging road.

Although it is not marked, this trail is sweet, offering one of the best speed hikes one could ask for -- too bad I had to cut it short. I used GPS the whole way, but that was fine; I'll take it. The trail itself made up the difference. ATTENTION: Section 1 is still closed; park ranger stopped me right in my tracks. If there is an alternative way to get to Section 7, please post your recording. Thanks.

I really liked the grassy hill challenges. Not many trails offer grass for hill climbs, so that was nice. Also, there were nice views, great shade on a sunny day, and I saw turtles. Not much for wildlife, but I'll take that, too. It is an enjoyable trail, and I would like to do the whole thing. Can't wait until Section 1 is back open unless there is an alternate way.

Hiked the Tuscarora Trail SoBo to Pa Hwy 16 (9.58 miles). The trail starts with a vigorous 700 ft climb out of Cowan's Gap. Once you reach the summit, it's a ridge hike with a few ups and downs. As expected for the area, the trail is rocky most stretches. Several nice overlooks. Do yourself a favor and SKIP the short section from Augwick Rd to Pa Hwy 30. This section drops approx 300' to cross a busy road at a blind curve, dumping you onto a poorly maintained section strewn with trash from the nearby road, and requiring you to climb 200' back to the road. Instead, take Augwick Rd to the left. This leads you to Hwy 30 @ Mountain House. Pick the trail up again right behind the Restaurant / bar.

hiking
4 months ago

Tough hike up to Flat Rock but totally worth it. We like it mostly because it's the trail less traveled actually. The View at Flat Rock is Awsome. Enjoyed flying my drone around up there.

hiking
4 months ago

Not hard. The only place I picked up a tick.

hiking
5 months ago

I get lost easily, and the reviews made me a little nervous about tackling this one. I can see how it would be easy to get turned around, particularly at the transition points. I didn’t have a problem, though, and if you keep your head up and your map open you should be good. The blazes are when you’re on the trails themselves, but there are quite a few downed trees that block the path.

It was very much worth visiting. There were two good uphill scrambles and one tricky steep downhill, if you’re going counterclockwise. No sweeping vistas, but wonderful foliage in spring. The trail was also completely deserted; I only saw one person on the AT section, and I started at 10am on a Saturday. The quietness meant I saw way more fauna than usual, including a red-spotted newt, deer, a porcupine, chipmunks, and a wide range of birds. If you’re a moss nerd, too, there was a great variety of that as well.

The wire bridge was a lot of fun. It’s two steel cables strung across the river, one to hold and one to walk on. Look up and down the river and you should spot it. There are also trees you could cross on if you’re not feeling up to it!

trail was awesome. blaze can be seen but didn't know how to stay on the correct trail. there were no "go this way for this trail" a mix of blue orange and red trail blazes. took the blue trail up the steep mountain. wasn't sure if we were still on the correct trail, so after three hours, turned around. took us one hour to get off the mountain.

other than that it was a nice, never traveled trail.

wire bridge was awesome!

It’s a classic! I don’t think it’s “ hard” but I did grow up around it. Some really steep hills though and mud! Wear shoes with good tread!

Very good day! Met a lot of hikers traveling to Maine wishes lots of luck and be safe.!

hiking
7 months ago

If you’re going to do this one make sure you start early. Depending on your pace it may take up to 10 hours. You see a little of everything. Thankfully not a ton of rocks like Pa’s AT.

trail running
7 months ago

A nice challenge

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