Clear Creek State Park encompasses 1,444 acres in Jefferson County. The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River.

on Beartown Rocks Trail

6 days ago

It was beautiful at the overlook. Although, we almost missed the overlook. Getting to that point was well worth the efforts. This trail is moderate not easy since there is a significantly steeper climb in the middle.

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic trail for the entire Family. Beautiful views, especially at sunset on top of the over view.

Great trail

hiking
8 months ago

I found this trail to be not well-maintained and very very muddy. In a few spots, it was beautiful, and had a great view, but for the most part, it was an incredibly boring hike.

trail running
8 months ago

Fairly easy trail run. Nice rolling hills and all in the shade. I tracked my run and I think the trail is more like 5 miles including the offshoot to the overlook. Had a good time on it though.

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice trail. Some of the bridges along the trail are rotted and falling apart though. This would make a great Eagle Scout project for a local scout and would be a great improvement to the trail

hiking
9 months ago

This trail is well blazed and was actually quite busy while we were there. I would rate this as a moderate hike due to the moderate incline that seems endless. For at least half a mile it feels like you are climbing a mountain and you will never reach the top. However, the journey is well worth it because the rocks are beautiful. There's plenty of rocks to explore and a beautiful vista overlook from the top of one of them. You can see for miles. I suggest driving to the rocks as there's a parking area and picnic area by the rocks for those who aren't up for the hike. We took the Trap Loop trail on the way back and found it much easier hiking. The descent back into the valley wasn't near as steep as the ascent up the hill. The Trap loop trail is less traveled and provides more privacy. I want to come back and do this trail in the spring as there are thousands of natural rhodedendrons and mountain laurel bushes that will be beautiful when blooming.

hiking
10 months ago

Did this hike twice. We parked at clear creek campground and hiked up to the overlook and took the trap loop back down to the campground. Such a great hike.

Monday, March 20, 2017

nice for the kids. they love the big rocks

hiking
Friday, October 07, 2016

Really neat trail that ends at Beartown Rocks! The overlook is one of the best in the area. Great trail all together!

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Hands down the best trail in all of Clear Creek and also probably the longest! This trail has a couple pretty neat vista views of the river that are worth checking out. Also has a thick area of mountain laurel that would have been pretty cool during the summer when they are in bloom! Over all a really cool trail to check out if you hiking near Clear Creek!

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

By far, the BEST trail in Clear Creek State Park. It's relativley new as I don't have it on any of my old maps from 10+ years ago. Hike the Truby to the trail head. Don't take Sawmill Run as it has become terribly overgrown and poorly marked. Finding the leg on that up the mountain to the Truby/Tadler head is luck at this point (and I've hiked it for 35 years).

The Tadler is a true gem though. The laurel fields that the trail cuts through are just amazing. Then it follows old ox paths through the Hemlocks around the Tadler Run creek. Be sure to take the off-shoot to the scenic view. In July, the laurel (or is it rhododendron?) leading up to the look-out point form a virtual flower garden. Then a hidden path around a rock path open up a hidden ledge that overlooks the mountain. It's like something out of a movie.

You do have hills on the way up or down to contend with though, but they're doable.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Love this trail and all the rocks are so fun!

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Short and easy trail but runs along a very cool little run! Has other trails that branch off for a longer hike if you wanted. Filled with mountain laurel and beautiful foliage. We took our time and sat to listen to nature for a little bit.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

This trail is actually longer than 0.1 miles. It really starts from the Clear Creek SP parking lot on rt 949 (just before the bridge over creek). You cross rt 949 and the trail meanders along the Clear Creek before heading steeply uphill to Beartown Rocks. My husband proposed to me on one of the bridges over the creek.

hiking
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Very beautiful trail cutting up the northern end of Clear Creek State Park. The Trail is clearly marked and is a moderate climb (as compared to other Pennsylvania woods trails). The Rocks at the top of the hill are beautiful.

walking
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Beautiful trail. Great for kids and dogs. You are mainly right along the creek and the trail is flat.You walk through darker wooded areas and then out into little sunny open areas. The surrouding landscape is beautiful with large rocks and big trees.. Nice cool trail even in the heat of summer. My family loves it. We go walk and picnic every Mothers Day. Spectacular in the fall.

hiking
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Good trail. Very hilly. Make sure you're in shape as the hill that makes up most of the trail is steep.

hiking
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fantastic hill but make sure you're in shape. Very steep. The view at the top is worth the trek up.

hiking
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Great trail. Went in early spring. Would like to see it in fall.

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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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