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The 2,158-acre Little Pine State Park is in a beautiful mountain section of Tiadaghton State Forest in PA Wilds. The 94-acre Little Pine Lake, hiking trails and the campground are prime attractions to the park.

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1 month ago

Great Trail. Route: Love Run to Mid State to Panther Run. Definitely steep & difficult. Did part of this in summer, lots of mosquitoes. This weekend (9/29/18) was perfect...Cool & few mosquitoes. Panther Run trail from Mid State is straight down...be prepared.

Route: love run —> panther trail
Hard trail especially coming down! Enjoyed the experience overall. Trail is not well known and we were the only ones on the trail. Might do it again for the intensity of workout.

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2 months ago

This is a really nice, short hike. The trail gets rough, in spots, on the backside as it descends to Boone Run. I think that this would be a great “introductory” hike for anyone unfamiliar with the topography that is characteristic of this area. Especially, with its proximity to both the Little Pine S.P. and Happy Acres camping areas. I’ll do this one again in mid April, hopefully there will be a more clear view of the park then!

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2 months ago

The Love Run portion of this hike is a stroll along an old logging road of gradually deteriorating quality as it meets up with the Mid State trail and climbs up through Hell Hollow. The Panther Run portion of this loop is far more exciting. Like most trails in this part of the state, it features one heck of a climb up to the top. There is a great view from the rocks at the top on Panther Run, but be very watchful through the rock formations as you begin the descent, I saw 5 Rattle Snakes in that area today-BIG ones! There is an active logging operation going on, right now, at the trail head. I had to do a little bushwhacking to avoid the heavy equipment at the end of the hike. I’ll do this one again.

on Spike Buck Trail

3 months ago

Moderately difficult but so worth it. We continued on to Love Run instead of making the loop back down, it's a little longer of a hike then. We also snuck up on a buck! The trail got it's name for a reason.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Great hike. Decent incline on the way up and decline on the backside of the trail.

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

This trail is very difficult, straight up and straight down. The state park said it was a 2.9 mile trip. Wish I had checked this app first because seven is more accurate. We came across a den of about ten rattlesnakes. Also, plenty of stinging nettle. All said, we feel accomplished!

on Panther Run Trail

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Beautiful rock formations and veiws, it's a little challenging but worth it. Panther run holds a special place in my heart, I would definitely do this one again.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Nice climb! We did the love to the panther loop. It was hard to get a good view through the trees but the rock formations were awesome!

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Sunday, February 05, 2017

This is a nice day hike trail with a short steep climb and a few rocky descents. We started at the parking lot for the eagle viewing area, from there we hiked up the dirt road that leads to a cabin in the woods. Then we joined up with the Mid-State Trail and followed that to where it connects with the Panther Run Trail, which we followed back down the mountain to where we began, making it a moderate 3 mile trek.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Great hike pretty steep at beginning and end.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

This is a fun trail. The steep initial incline leads to a flat stretch through mostly deciduous forest and eventually to large exposed rocks at the top of a ridge before descending. Not a long hike, but a perfect length for an afternoon. I have encountered Timber Rattlesnakes on this trail, but that is not unusual in this area.

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

If you go up Panther Run then connect to Love Run just make sure you turn left at the cabin in the woods. Don't cross the bridge at the cabin and climb the next mountain. That is not Love Run Trail and will add miles and a steep climb to your trip and you will end up on the Mid States and lost like we did. We bush whacked back down the mountain to meet back up with Love Run and it was a total of 6 miles because we missed that turn at the cabin. Otherwise it is a good hike but the backside of Panther Run is super steep and a bit technical. I would rate the Panther Run loop difficult for most normal hikers. Adding in what we did made it crazy difficult and just dumb on our part although we did not see the turn at the cabin marked.

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

You need to know to turn at the cabin in the woods. Follow the dang stream. We started at Panther Run Trail and climbed that mountain then connected to Love Run but missed that turn as it is not marked. We climbed a big long mountain because of this then meandered up on the Mid States for a mile or so before bush whacking back down to Love Run. Don't make this mistake. It added lots of hiking tough terrain and added miles to our hike. Make sure you turn back down at the cabin you come to in the woods, don't cross the little wood bridge and don't go that way. It is not the way. Follow the driveway thing at the cabin, that is the Love Run Trail. Otherwise it is a nice hike. Our bad decision made it MUCH more difficult than it is. Have fun, watch for snakes and be safe!!

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Was not mapped out very well, no signs to turn at the cabin.. that's essential. We went in the love run trail and ended up coming back out on the panther run trail.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Slight uphill, but fairly easy trail.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My grandparents cabin is up this way, I always biked here and go all the way to Waterville

Friday, September 04, 2015

It's a great trail, but a lot of the panther run loop needs remarked south of 322. There were a couple parts I almost got lost because of the faded marks. If you look around enough you should be able to spot on here and there to help you along.

The trail north of 322 is newly marked and easy to follow.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pretty good

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Panther Run Trail provides a steep access to the wild Mid State Trail and can be combined with the Spike Buck Trail to complete a nice seven mile loop. Be in shape for this one.

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