Well-maintained easy quick loop with lots of old growth forest and some cute bridges. Easy hike.

2 months ago

love the trail

hiking
3 months ago

I found this trail to be confusing. I got to a "T" in the trail and it said that i could go either left or right. I went left and the app said I was off trail. I tried right and the app said that I was hiking away from the trail. After 4 or 5 miles of backtracking I just gave up and took the tom run back to the road. Frustrating.

Arrived before 7am on a rainy day and had the trail to myself. Short and easy but beautiful.

A very short, easy trail. Might be a good one to take a young kid on to introduce them to hiking. Not challenging at all. It's a beautiful spot - lots of old growth trees making it shady on a lot of the trail. It's pretty and relaxing and we've spent a lot of time here. There are picnic tables at the parking area.

hiking
7 months ago

I hiked this trail in the middle of Feb from the trail head on 62 to Hearts Content. I really enjoyed the hike. The trail is well marked for the most part. There are a couple places were I had to stop and search for the next blaze. There was a couple of inches of new snow on the ground. The trail starting at 62 has a fairly steep incline. The elevation change is a gain of over 700ft in the first mile. Watch your footing on that section of the trial. There are a few spots that you could get seriously hurt if you fell. There are numerous streams on this trail. You shouldn't have an issue getting water. I also passed a few good campsites over the course of this hike. I did the trail as an out and back. There are some amazing rock formations along this trail as you get closer to Hearts Content.

hiking
Friday, February 24, 2017

Relaxing hike with beautiful old growth trees throughout.

hiking
Monday, December 26, 2016

We hiked here a few weeks before Christmas before the snow came. The Interpretive Trail's trailhead was easy to find in the parking lot. The scenery was astonishingly beautiful and the first half of the trail was easy to keep track of. But the further you went into the woods the more you began to lose track of any trail marking. Thankfully, the trail was well worn and we were able to follow the loop out. But you may not want to take this specific trail if you haven't done it before and/or easily lose your bearings.

great family trail + dog friendly

walking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Short, easy scenic trail. Not the right place if you're looking for a challenging hike, but great for a short stroll in the woods. Lots of beautiful, towering old trees!

hiking
Saturday, November 28, 2015

We combined Tom's Run, Ironwood and Tanbark trails to make a 5.8 mile loop. Had a great time.

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

Loved this trail, somewhat of a workout at the beginning but clear sailing after that. Remarkably secluded. The big rock "gardens" are a sight. The whole trail is peaceful and fun. I overnighted about 2 hours in (going from the trailhead on 62) in a nice little spot next to a stream.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Great hike. Easy to moderate trails. Decent camping spots.

hiking
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Have hiked this in both summer and winter, and was surprised by how much I loved it in winter. There was about a half foot of snow on the ground, and increased with elevation, but still completely manageable. Absolutely beautiful with sun coming through the pines and snow. Easy access too -- can park in the pull-off on Route 62, cross the road, and enter at the trail head. A number of small streams (no big deal during winter, but spring and summer may prove a little soggy and buggy). Lots of boulders, which were perfect to stop and have tea.

hiking
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Very enjoyable trail. It connects to the north country trail above Minister creek and goes to route 62 and the Allegheny River. I found it to be fairly well marked and easy to follow. There is a very impressive rock formation along the trail. There were camping areas near Sandstone Spring and where the trail crosses Slater Run. Going down the hill to 62 along Boarding House Run there were several waterfalls, but the trail there has many downed trees and is not as well marked. I did find my way fairly easely though. The Toms Run loop has some nice views of the creek and is interesting, but very boggy in spots.

hiking
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I took my mom here a couple of years ago for her first hiking experience. This trail was easy with a couple of easy hill climbs and descents that most people could handle. We took our time and and enjoyed the scenery. Since this trail connects to some of the other local trails in the Allegheny National Forest, it would have been nice if the trails were labeled better. Overall, we had a great experience and enjoyed our time hiking Tom's Run!

hiking
Monday, March 18, 2013

Very peaceful and scenic. We went in the winter, very beautiful and quiet.

Nice scenic trail, great short hike. There is a group camping site near by for youth groups and scout camping.

Very Easy and scenic trail through untouched virgin timber area, A short hike in a loop. It is slightly downhill so it might be a lil difficult for some elderly but I have taken children as young as 6 around this loop with no problem. Lots of interest points set up by the forestry along the trail. Very well maintained. A nice quick hike, No camping along this trail but there is a campground run by the forestry not far from it.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2011

Much like the North Country Trail going through the region, well marked with many up and down hills, Very senic area. Nice hike.

hiking
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