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Grace Brady reviewed Old Loggers Path
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Ari Finkelstein reviewed Old Loggers Path
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BackpackingOver grown

Did this in two nights 3 days over this past weekend, with my 11 year old daughter. Started Friday at around 3 went 6 miles and found a nice campsite near a little stream. The next day went 10 miles and stopped at a campsite right near a nice view that didn’t have water by it. Saw a rattlesnake on the rocks and heard a bear walking around near our tent! Next day hiked 15 miles to finish. This hike is about 31 miles. It is not 27. Was both mine and my daughters first backpacking trip and we had a great time!

Scott Patterson reviewed Old Loggers Path
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BackpackingBlowdownBugsOver grown

Fun loop. Pretty busy but not to bad. I’d recommend avoiding weekends if possible. We hiked clockwise and I’m glad we did.

Doug Raymond reviewed Old Loggers Path
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BackpackingOver grown

My nephew and I did this over 3 days August 7-9 (11.5, 10 & 7 miles). I was initially concerned over the amount of rain that had fallen in the region, and whether Pleasant Stream could be forded. But the extremely helpful forester from the Dept. of Forestry assured us that we’d be okay. We parked at Masten (not easy to get to – or leave, with the road closures) and hiked clockwise to Pleasant Stream. The crossing was fine, low even. There were three other groups there on Friday night, so it wasn’t exactly deserted. We did a lot of elevation Friday and Saturday morning, and while many of the water sources identified in Dave Gantz’s excellent guide were dry, there really wasn’t any trouble finding places to filter water. It was much more crowded on Saturday night at the confluence of Rock Run and Yellow Dog Run, as folks had parked on the nearby road and walked in (less than a mile). But if you cross Yellow Dog Run, and walk back ¼ mile, there are some secluded spots. We ran into someone on the trail up to Sullivan’s Mountain who told us about rattlesnakes at the second vista, and were disappointed that they’d gone by the time we got there. Despite its name, OLP is not not exactly a promendade, though the seven miles or so from Rock Run back to Masten was much more level. It was my nephew’s on his first backpacking trip, and it made an excellent introduction. Great vistas, two nights sleeping by the streams, sylvan trails. All good. P.S., I think we ran into Ari F and her daughter along the way on Saturday late afternoon. We were worried they'd have trouble finding a campsite with water before dark.

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Evan Thai reviewed Old Loggers Path
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BackpackingOver grown

Great trail, although dry this year. Went CW 3 days/2 nights, camping at the Pleasant stream crossing (10.5 mi) night one. Camped at Rock Run night two (~10mi). Maybe due to the pandemic, but campsites were hard to come by. The only reliable sources of water seem to be Pleasant Stream, Doe Run, Buck Run, and Rock Run. Terrain was challenging but still suitable for the new backpackers I brought on this trip. Despite the crowds, Rock Run is a gorgeous campsite and has lovely swimming holes. 2 timber rattlesnakes at Sullivan Mountain!

Cariana Glessner reviewed Old Loggers Path
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BackpackingBugsOver grownRocky

completed in 1 night and 2 days. it was our 1st backpacking experience and we loved it! we started at masten and hiked counter clockwise. we did 16 miles the 1st day then set up camp. the 2nd day we finished out at 12 miles. we did NOT see any snakes actually. most of the river beds were dried up. only a few had water usable for drinking and cooking. we walked past a handful of people each day but did have a small campsite to ourselves. There were lots of bugs! We were glad for our hammock bug nets while sleeping.

Emeleigh Luckenbaugh reviewed Old Loggers Path
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HikingOver grownRocky

First time backpacking and had a great time. Went counter clockwise Day 1 started ~1:00pm and stopped at mile 19. Day 2 stopped around mile 6.7 then finished on Day 3. Most of the water sources were shallow because it had not rained in a few days but on the waypoints that show “good water sources” did have sufficient flow to refill. Few spots on the trail where the rhododendron is thick and overgrown but it is well marked with orange blazes. Saw a rattlesnake, tons of red spotted newts, and heard a great horned owl one night. :)

Anthony Harlow reviewed Old Loggers Path
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Jeremy Hammond reviewed Old Loggers Path
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Hiking

Went 7/20-22, counter clockwise from Masten. In July so it was pretty hot the whole time but got a decent amount of tree coverage. Rock run is an awesome swimming hole, could’ve spent a few days there. Good climbs throughout the hike. I brought my dog and a leash is definitely needed because of snakes. Saw two rattlesnakes, one was as expected sunning on rocks at Sullivan mtn, second was directly on trail, black phase timber I almost stepped on it so be careful!!

Scott Ghiz reviewed Old Loggers Path
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BackpackingBugsRocky

Did it with my son this past weekend in 1.5 days in high heat (July 18-19 2020). Went clockwise starting in Masten. Camped the one night at Doe Run after 19 miles and finished by 11.30 am the next day. Rock Run is worth the trip. Beautiful swimming hole. I thought it was pretty strenuous, harder than I expected. Only tracked it on my Garmin Explorer. It said we did 30.1 miles. Must have found a worm hole or something.

Margaret Rohde reviewed Old Loggers Path
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BugsOver grown

This was a beautiful loop. Here's how I hiked it, for anyone like me who looks for details to help plan their own itinerary: I parked off of Pleasant Stream Road in the small grassy area (not the main parking area near the camp sites). The trailhead is right there on the side of the lot. Started latish at 2pm, heading clockwise and got to Pleasant Stream at 6pm (10ish miles, some nice ups but nothing crazy, awesome vistas, and a few good water sources). Pleasant Stream was much lower than I expected, but still beautiful. Crossed it to camp on the other side and had the place to myself (on a Friday). Started Saturday at 920am and planned to see what time I got to Rock Run (about 10 miles), then decide if I would camp another night or finish. Ended up getting there at 2pm. It was spectacular and would have been a beautiful spot to stay the night (and swim), but the campsites I passed looked taken and there were groups of people (might be the case on any Saturday). So I decided to continue on the last 6.5 or so miles and finish the trail, and got back to my car at 440pm. Overall great couple days of hiking, less muddy than I expected, overgrown in spots but that made it interesting, with beautiful views and enough elevation changes to be challenging with a pack - especially if moving fast. Definitely, definitely bring bug spray!! And trekking poles are great for pushing aside the nettle (I wore shorts, and it really wasn't that bad). A lot of the smaller streams were dry, especially between Pleasant Stream and the end of the trail, so good to fill up where you can. If done in three days and two nights, it would be perfect for a first backpacking experience. I felt two days and one night was challenging enough for a more experienced hiker!

Tanner Buchanan reviewed Old Loggers Path
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HikingBugsNo shadeOff trailOver grownRocky

This was a desperate attempt to make it back to the truck. Would not reccommend.

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Tanner Buchanan reviewed Old Loggers Path
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

Pretty rocky in a lot of spots, overall an easy trail! Bring lots of wwater though. Not many good spots to fill up after rock run :)

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Butcher Black reviewed Old Loggers Path
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BackpackingBlowdownBugsScramble

Best trail in PA I’ve done so far. Met some really cool people from New Jersey and Philly along the way (if you’re reading this hope you guys got home safely and enjoyed the rest of your respective hikes) As of 7/15/20 there’s a huge tree down about 2 miles before Sharp Top if going counter clockwise. Awesome terrain changes and lots of camping/water throughout. Sharp Top and Rock Run are the main standouts. Going to make this a yearly trip.!

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