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was good trail from red bridge to chapple cove along lake but no camping back tracked to other side of lake along highway 31 found campsite an was just getting set up for sleep when we encountered someone or something throwing rocks in water an making weird noises so we packed out in the dark which ruined our morning hike out trails were not maintained like was told an saw evidence of fresh cut trees to make a bed with not impressed at all with ratings that you people gave you must be blind ..

backpacking
3 months 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.

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

Brought my machete along due to the first comment, but found it very well kept. Did “clean up” a few areas along the way; my way of paying back to the trail community after my AT thru hike earlier this year. Regardless of just completing a thru hike, I found this section of trail (Rt 66- Kellettville) to be very flat, smooth, and easy. Some very small sections could be considered moderate I guess, but for AllTrails to rate this as “hard” is very inaccurate. To get to Cougar Bob’s, make a right on Rt 666 after you cross tionesta creek and it doesn’t look far. I couldn’t find it during my hike because I didn’t have cell service.
-BEAST

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

backpacking
4 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.

hiking
5 months ago

A good trail. nice scenery

Great hike. I parked at Jug End road and began my hike there. Unfortunately I picked a rainy so, it was slippery and muddy, and the trails were covered by the mist. At least it was chilly and not humid or muggy. I originally wanted to hike all the way to Bear Mountain but once I got to Mount Race I decided to go back cause it’s a long loop. If it was a one way, i would’ve done it. A loop hike to Mount Race alone was a total of 12.6 miles and by the time I was close to my car I was so sleepy and hungry lol. I almost wanted to crash at the Glen Brook shelter lol which btw it’s a beautiful shelter. There’s an outback, fire pit, bear box, table with a bench and a creek nearby. I got one clear scenic view but others were misty. The wooden stairs bolted on the rocks are pretty cool too. I was surprised at how many through hikers I met along the way some coming from Maine and others from Georgia. They were real nice people. Other than that, it was an awesome hike.

backpacking
5 months ago

I arrived at the Northern terminus at around 6 on a Friday (mid July) and parked there overnight. I headed South to Foster pond to camp overnight. There were a few campsites near the pond and they were all free, although it looked like they filled up by around noon on Saturday. Saturday I hiked to the Southern end of the trail and then back to the northern terminus where I parked. I started around 9am and I was in the car around 230.

The terrain was relatively flat. There were parts where the trail wasn't well maintained, there were some spots where downed trees blocked the trail.

I didn't see any streams that had running water, they were all dried up. I filled up my water at Foster pond.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Great single track that is well maintained. The full loop is a bit more than 20 miles not 13.8. There are some challenging rock gardens near the end by the Boy Scout camp. It may not seem like much, but with nearly 2000 feet of climbing already in, your legs are begging for mercy by the time you get to the roots and rocks of the last bit of trail. The high points are, crossing the dam in which you must put your bike on your shoulder and make your way across ankle to knee high water. Then, nearing the end you’ll run up against a challenging rock garden with massive boulders. You’ll ride from one boulder to the next to get to the finish. The trail will come out from the woods and ends at the highway. So you’ll ride down from there to the entrance of the park. I’d like to see better signs and indicators for the trails, other than that I loved it.

hiking
6 months ago

I hiked this in one day with my friend, who already mentioned that that was a terrible idea. It took about 20 hours with few rests. One of the biggest factors that made it difficult was that this trail is NOT 38 miles as listed here. We measured it out at 46-48ish on our GPS devices, which is even less doable as a day hike than the 38 would've been. It's a nice enough trail with only a few tough parts, so overnight would probably be more enjoyable than our hellish day hike.

backpacking
6 months ago

Did about half of the loop during an overnight trip. Started at right off of Moose Head Lane in the northern part of the trail and finished where the AFT intersects Clay Mine Road. The northern trail is clearly blazed and offers really rewarding views from Ralph’s vistas (Ralph’s Pretty Good Vista is definitely more majestic than Ralph’s Majestic Vista) after a challenging section of mountainside ups and downs. The southern trail isn’t as clearly defined in some areas and is extremely boggy, so waterproof footwear is a must on the Moss Hanne Trail. Will definitely be back!

mountain biking
6 months ago

My family rode part of this trail today. We started at the boat launch near the Boy Scout camp. We rode to the damn and then down to the water. The trail appeared to cross the water and go up the other side. We were with our 11 and 12 year olds and stopped to play in the water a bit and on the rocks at the base of the damn. We did not cross the stream and continue on the trail. It was a nice trail, mostly shaded. There were a few hills, nothing very steep. It was not very technical where we were. The path was wide most of the way. The trail from the top of the damn down to the stream was through tall grass. When we returned to the parking lot at the boat launch our children fished. They caught \blue gills and a couple of Perch. There is a small playground with swings and restrooms at the boat launch parking area.

I've hiked it many times. Trail maintanance has noticeably declined over the years

backpacking
7 months ago

We had a great 3 day trip on this trail. It was well marked through enjoyable terrain. We traveled south 5.85 miles to Foster pond. This was the best camp site with a close by water source. We then traveled to the southern end of the trail, had lunch at the leanto and returned to Foster pond. It was a great 12 mile treck with a variety of trail and not much elevation change. We hiked out to our car on day 3. It was a fun challenge for fairly new backpackers. Thanks to those who maintain the trail. Your efforts are obvious!

We did this in one day which was a very very bad choice. It took 20 hours

Took this trail as the larger chunk of a 15-mile hike. It's a great trail, runs through a beautiful forest. Unfortunately, the trail isn't maintained until May, so fallen trees were a bit pesky. However, I'd recommend the trail to anyone looking for a pretty hike.

Did the loop in under two days during a snowy period a day after a few inches of rain. The north section was excellent minus a few very wet areas above Benner Run. The south loop was extremely boggy and flooded out near Shirks road until I left the Mosh Hanne area which was very poorly blazed. The rest of the trail was extremely pleasant and easy to navigate. Choose camping in the south section wisely as there are only a few areas. I would definitely hike the aft again in a more dry period!

hiking
9 months ago

Did a couple miles with my two 3 year olds and 4 year old. Beautiful hike, kids loved it. Would like to hike more of this trail when Elk are in rut

Great hike from the AT trailhead near Jug End up to Mt. Everett. steep climb at the beginning then leisurely hike along a ridge with views. Summit is a bit unremarkable, but nice views from the shelter just below. was snowing throughout our hike with no one else on the trail.

Hiked here many times. Sweet!

hiking
Thursday, October 12, 2017

I really enjoyed the trail. I did the entire loop in two day. It was my first solo overnighter.

hiking
Monday, October 02, 2017

I did a solo like of this trail from 346 to Sugar Run Road out and back. The trail is in great shape and well marked. Thank you all the volunteers that have worked on this trail. The majority of this trail is on the edge of the Allegheny Reservoir. You will get some amazing views of the reservoir. I hiked this trail in mid August. There was plenty of water available. There are also a couple camp sites along the reservoir. As you get to sugar run the elevation change makes the hike a little harder. Its over 500ft up and back down again as you get closer to Sugar Run. Over all this is a great hike!

backpacking
Saturday, September 23, 2017

We loved it. I really loved the sections where it was ferns in all directions. Would have liked a few more established camp sites in the later part of south western quadrant. Took 3 days 2 nights to walk clockwise. Would love to do counter next time

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Well marked and lots of different scenery to see. Campsites seemed plentiful on the first half, but not nearly as many on the second half. We started at 504 and went counter clockwise. Great campsites at approximately 5 - 12 - 17 - 20 - 21 mile markers. Didn't see many "pre-made" campsites after that. However, we did not end up completing the entire loop because we did 20 miles both days, and it only got us to beaver road the second day. According to our mileage, this loop is more like 45-46 miles and we were mentally done at 40. We had the GPS tracking us the entire time and weren't even close to being done at 39 miles.

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Parked at the Jug End Road trail head and hiked to the Mt Everett Summit. Loved this trail! Fantastic trail variation kept us interested and the many open vistas offered natural points to stop and catch your breath. We hiked up to the summit of Mt Everett first and then caught the loop around Guilder Pond back to the AT. Headed north to get back to our car. Finished about 10 miles in just over five hours. Would absolutely do this hike again!

backpacking
Friday, August 25, 2017

Spent 5 days hiking the full 40 mi loop! Started at 6 mile rd and PN 504 and headed clockwise down the trail. Was beautiful and the trails weren't too difficult for having 60lb packs on our backs. Seen some wildlife here and there, but nothing out of the norm. You can choose where you want to camp if you want or there are existing sites that you can use as well. There are plenty of small creeks to grab water from while on the trail and lots of trees for hammocks. At the top of the mountains there were a couple of good vistas but a lot of the time there were just too many trees in the way to get a good view. It was still beautiful, just wish they'd trim a few trees so you could see the beautiful expanse that lays in front of you. Bugs weren't too bad, few spots the mosquitos and flies were bad, however other then that, pretty easy trail. I'd rate the trail as an easy/moderate one.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Just did this with family
Started at jordon pond
It is tough but two kids aged 10&12 did it
On mountain bikes
Lots of up hill

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