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Amazing nature hike! Trails are quite difficult, not quite as hard as Glen Onoko but I definitely recommend this one too!

This park is truly beautiful. Lots of water features, interesting terrain. My only complaint is that some of these trails are very close to roads. While the roads may not be heavily trafficked, you still don’t feel like you are truly “in nature.” Nonetheless, I still really enjoyed hiking here and would definitely come back again in the summer when the trees are in full bloom. We started at the Worlds End trailhead next to the Park Office, took LT to Pioneer Road, Double Run Nature Trail, took the Link Trail southbound, up to the Loyalsock Canyon Vista where we stopped for lunch and then finished the LT loop back to the start.

You will find parking at the base of the trailhead. There is also a large map that shows you all of the different loops within the trail. this is worth review if it's your first time. As another post states you are going to feel like you are trespassing onto private property until you reach the trail head but you are not. The trails are marked but sometimes you can get confused on what direction you should go. We took a wrong turn into a stripping pit. There is great cell phone service so we just used our all trails map to get us back to where we wanted to be. A few parts of the hike are steep and the ground was pretty loose but overall a good hike.

hiking
8 days ago

Easy trail. Good for families. Beautiful waterfall at the end. Will probably go again later in the season when there’s more water though. The trail was probably once secluded but they’re putting in a pipeline or something and a good portion of the trail runs right next to the construction and dirt road. Kind of a bummer.

If you're looking for an easier hike, skip the first 5 miles and park at the lot at little bear creek rd. The first 5 are brutal. If I were to do it again I would probably skip the first 5 and just do an extra 5 further down the trail. Maybe extend it up to angel falls? There are 3 places to camp and 3 fire pits a little after mile 11 that are very nice. There is also a very nice place to camp around mile 8-9 I think? There are multiple other spots along the way as well. I don't think there were any past mile 12 though.

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

The trail is very poorly marked. Additionally there are many forks along the trail and the lack of marking makes it difficult to navigate your course. Google maps was indispensable

hiking
21 days ago

Fun easy hike. Logging road threw me off a little. Can’t wait to come back in the summer when the waterfall is more full. Great hike for dogs.

First time hiking The Peter’s mountain-loop with snow on the mountain. Incredible. The trail seemed much different with the rocks covered in snow, some places 2-3 ft deep. Strongly recommend taking the Susquehanna trail back to Clark’s Ferry. It’s one of the highlights. Miswak stick.

hiking
23 days ago

Great trail, starts out as an exercise from the bottom. Once you’re at the top it’s peaceful with beautiful scenery and no one else for miles.

Once you’re past chimney rock, views sorta dry up. Nice hike though.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect for our group cub scouts and Boy Scouts.

hiking
1 month ago

Great outlooks! Not too long or difficult, but some nice hills too!

Well maintained and marked. Numerous outlooks.

hiking
1 month ago

Traction needed for much of the hike on the way up. The hike on the way up was very scenic along waterfalls, the hike down was incredibly boring logging path with no views and very wet.

1st time I've hiked in yrs. Coming off the flu bug so started on the Blue trail. not as steep as the White trail. its a good beginners hike with decent outlooks

good place to look at river also

Short steep climbs with level grades in between. We did this as an overnight with a side trip into Ketchum Run Gorge, which I highly recommend. There is a west facing campsite at the edge of the gorge that the trail passes by. If you want to be treated to an amazing sunset, camp here. You can also hike down into the gorge. There is a small waterfall there. Very nice outing.

beautiful country

2 months ago

Nice short trail. Beautiful in winter.

hiking
2 months ago

Quick and easy hike, accessible in the snow as well

scenic driving
2 months ago

Went today when the roads were snowy 02/03/2018 but was able to drive all up and around the trails with beautiful scenic lookout at the top! Definitely want to go when theres no snow so i can hike around!

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail! Beautiful views and gives you an awesome workout! ❤

hiking
2 months ago

A bit icy in spots but a great hike!!!

I did the entire loop starting on the Fern Rock Trail and then bushwacking down the gorge until I reached the LT which led me to Worlds End Rd. Then followed the blue/red trail to High Knob Rd parking lot. Probably about 7 miles total. Trail was super icy and snowy, so I would highly recommend not doing this hike in the winter unless you have proper footwear. The gorge is beautiful and I passed lots of waterfalls and cascades. I would love to return in the summer. Didn't pass a single soul the entire time. 5 hours of hiking in all.

on Jacoby Hollow

3 months ago

Great winter waterfall

trail running
3 months ago

Lots of rocks sticking out of the ground make for treacherous running. The descent especially is one best done slow enough if you want to save your ankles. I would avoid running there if you are likely not to see the ground (e.g., if it is covered by leaves or snow).

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