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hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful trail with lots of different things to do and see. Gorgeous overlooks of the water and forest as well as stunning rock formations. Very good hike, definitely gets you working. You can pick up multiple different trails based on what you're looking for.

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 .

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
15 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.

Awesome trail, however, I recommend going counter-clockwise. We started the trail clockwise and reached the overlook fairly quickly. In my opinion, this was easily the biggest payoff and would have been best reserved for last. Also, once you pass the second bridge, the path can get somewhat confusing to follow as it intersects with a separate trail and isn't clearly defined. We ended up following this trail a bit until eventually running back into the white diamonds that mark the Minister Creek Trail. Overall still a great time!

One of the steepest hikes I’ve done in my lifetime! Very beautiful views from the top. Keep pushing yourself forward and you’ll be rewarded!

This trail is not as well known which offered you an up-close and personal encounter! We loved stumbling upon this trail! The falls are so unique and very powerful! Loved it!

hiking
19 days ago

THE MOST UNDERRATED TRAIL IN ALLEGHENY!! This trail is a must. Yes the trailhead was a tad bit hard to find but the trail and short hike was well worth it! This waterfall is huge and offers many trails around the falls! So happy we stumbled along this gem!

Great short hike. Falls are not that big, but definitely interesting. Cool place to stop for lunch

backpacking
20 days ago

Spent the weekend and stayed 2 nights. Beautiful trail with plenty of camping areas. There were a lot of hikers this weekend taking advantage of the weather. I can see why it is easy to get confused at the north end with the North Country Trail. Going counter clockwise, just after the second bridge there is a very distinct trail in a visibly open area. That is the NCT! The Minister Creek trail is off to the right and not real easy to see. It looks more like a deer trail initially. Although it's a relatively small loop, staying 2 days was the best idea. We were relaxed and enjoyed 2 nights out in the tent.

hiking
20 days ago

Great trail, plenty of space to camp out throughout the trail and at the beginning. pretty flat up until the last part of the north trial to get to the overlook. Well maintained and a great hike overall.

walking
20 days ago

Trail on left right after single lane car bridge. About a mile hike to the falls. Only complaint was how muddy the trail was at times due to horseback traffic. Gorgeous waterfall and camping area nearby

hiking
22 days ago

This trail was really nice! It was very well marked and easy to follow! We forgot to bring bug spray so the bugs were eating us alive. For more adventurous hikers - when you get to the stairs that lead to the overlook, go right to find rock climbing trails and small ravines to get to the top. It was a lot more fun to rock climb to the top than simply walk to stairs!

Did the trail counter clockwise. I Loved the trail, throughout my wife and I kept saying this reminds me of....(insert cool place you’ve hiked). Older growth woods to Hemlock stands, through the blowdown areas to the creek that runs the through the north end. A couple creek crossings stepping on rocks and a couple bridges also. Are only mistake was with the poor trail markings. The North country trail cuts through the north end of loop ( make sure you don’t get on it by accident) Follow the white diamonds - they seem to disappear at times especially on the return leg. We got on the North country trail and added a couple accidental miles to hike, but we were hiking on a beautiful day, with plenty of time left in day-no biggie. Basically at the north end you caught it for just a short time. At the sign post that has been ripped off with the with the white diamond- look to your right. You have to look hard to see Minister trail. Someone wrote on actual trail marker pointing at it. (Kind of dog legs here. All kinds of camping at north end.

hiking
28 days ago

Found this on mistake but wow was I glad I did. My daughter, girlfriend, and I enjoyed climbing the rocks and looking at all the fungi that grows in this area. The trails are not marked but it made it more fun for us. Didn’t really know where we would end up or what obstacles we would come upon. I would make sure to have proper footwear for climbing rocks and for the trails. Can be really slippery. Very beautiful though and I will re visit soon.

overnighted 9/18 and had the place to myself.

park at single lane bridge, then about 30 minute walk up horse trail. falls off to left, beautiful area.

i murder people on this trail

map took us 2 miles up gas road in wrong direction...not happy

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

Going in from Marionville? Google's destination was maybe a half mile short, we kept driving before hitting a small 3-4 car pullout that had a fire pit in the middle, close to the grass.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail and the overlook is worth it once you reach the top. The last portion takes you up a rock stairway that cuts through a large section of rock. Was a good hike to do with the family.

i started recording late on this trail, about 2/10 of a mile late. A lot of it was very rocky and I agree with the moderate rating. A lot of downed trees as well. IA nice hike for solitude if you’re looking for one. Didn’t see a lot of wildlife but the ferns were beautiful! Watch out for the stinging nettle about 2 1/2 miles in. We did 3 miles down and 3 miles back for a total of 6 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, well established and easy to follow. wide variety of vegetation.
Seemed at times it was all uphill but the views were well worth the work.

It will tax you legs and lungs. I'm planning on another hike soon.
Good camping areas on the north loop.
combines with the north country trail for a short time.

Hiked the north country scenic trail to handsome lake Campground. The pump at the well does not work so be prepared to filter water From the Kinzua Reservoir. But the Great View's of the sunset at the campground made it worth the hike. Trail is a little slick when wet but not a very difficult hike just a long hike through the woods, not very many changes in scenery like I'm used to in West Virginia.

hiking
2 months ago

All the trails in this area are clearly marked and well maintained!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice area to hike around! The middle and south loops are fantastic, but the north loop has areas that are extremely overgrown with numerous downed trees and erosion. Great campsites on the north loop.

backpacking
2 months ago

great introductory hike for teaching our kids backpacking. There ages were 14, 11, 7, and 3. There are campsites at about the ¾ mi mark, and about the halfway point ( 3-3½ mi). Has plenty to keep it interesting for kids (Creeks, water, views, unique rock features) but not too long. Does have some cliffs/ledges to be aware of. Love this place!

backpacking
2 months ago

Overnighted August, 2018. Followed the loop counter-clockwise. The trail can be challenging to follow around big blow-downs and at the campsites on the southeast portion of the loop. Beware false trails and sudden turns. No major grades and only a few marshy areas. The frequent acres of ferns are the stuff of paintings. Except for the mosquitos it was a wonderful way to experience an encore backpacking trip after a 26 year hiatus.

backpacking
2 months ago

I love this easy , scenic trail. there is a patch of woods near the largest pond/propagation area with a few nice secluded camps, right inside the treeline, right off the trail. Lots of wildlife, especially birds. beaver, bears and coyotes are all present. the trail is littered with scat. Also watch the trail for snakes, I've stepped on or near many, it is a swamp. if spending the night, the summer is bad with biting insects, so take a net. The fishing is not too bad, mostly bluegill and some catfish. The water Is hard on filters, lots of iron.

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