Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Oil Creek State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
29 days ago

Nice short hike on a beautiful fall day. Moderately uphill to a small fall. Trail starts at the Pioneer Rd. turnaround at the bike trail. Follow white blazes up to the Gerard Trail then yellow blazes south to the falls. Never found the loop back and ended up bushwhacking back down Pioneer Run to the car. The falls was low this day due to a dry fall, but the foliage was at its peak.

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful fall day hike. Foliage was at its peak. We parked at the Gerard Trail crossing east of the Miller Farm bridge. The trail is mostly uphill and well marked. The falls were running low since we’ve had a dry fall this year. There is a bench overlooking the falls where we took our lunch. This would be a great little hike for families with young kids.

We ran into an unhappy grunting/heavy breathing bear in the underbrush about halfway in and had to turn around...so that was interesting. Didn't make it to the falls. Overall, a nice average hike. Trailhead reference. If you park at the bridge that goggle maps has as the trailhead - well it isn't the trailhead. From the bridge parking lot, start hiking back up the road away from the bridge, but look for stairs on your left. Take this trail and follow it along the river and past the old cemetery until you hit a trail intersection. Make a right on the trail with cow in the name. This will dump you back out on miller farm road at the actual real trailhead.

road biking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. Trail is easy with little grade. Trail is well kept with distance markers and placards of local history throughout. The trail crosses over and runs along Oil Creek with benches overlooking the water.

road biking
3 months ago

This is an easy ride trail, lots of great views of the oil creek, we saw two eagles and 6 deer along the ride. We will return to ride again and enjoy more scenery

walking
washed out
3 months ago

I ran this trail by the drake museum. Very shaded. Good workout with incline. Gorgeous views. Very quite.

hiking
bridge out
4 months ago

Bridge out at Jones run.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Beautiful, restful ride. One problem, it was too short!

mountain biking
4 months ago

Easy ride gentle grades but amazing in beauty. Lots of shade on a hot day. I enjoyed this.

hiking
closed
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

12 miles with boy scout troop. really muddy and rocky. but beautiful and fun.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty little hike. Moderate skill level due to rocks and little bridges.

hiking
5 months ago

We’ve biked this trail numerous times with our kids when they were teens and we love it!

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

loop is at head of falls back around. trail starts at cement shack.

Great trail for everyone... Enjoy...

hiking
snow
9 months ago

Great work out, beautiful scenery and wildlife, trail marked great. Will be doing again.

hiking
Thu Oct 18 2018

When you come to the trail it is divided by Miller farm road, take the trail head on the right side to get to plum dungeon falls. The trail is mostly uphill but not difficult. It's well marked with yellow blazes and the trail is clear but a bit muddy in areas. I did not see any other hikers, it was nice and quiet. I took my dog with me on a leash, there are hunters in the area so wear bright clothes. You will eventually come to the sign for the falls but it's on the ground, if you look to your right you'll see a bench to view the falls.

this is a great biking trail, I've only been here once, with my girlfriend and two children, we only did a 8 mile ride, seen a eagle and took the kids on a train ride, we had a great time. we can't wait to get back to this park, next time just her and I so we can bike the entire 20 miles, if you like to bike and hike this is a great place there's a lot of hiking trails off the bike path and I believe there's a total of 4 waterfalls, and over 40 miles of hiking trails. this park is very rich in history as well.

Awesome bike trail. Very easy to ride.

Sun Jul 08 2018

The hike was nice but there wasn’t a loop. I asked many other hikers and they couldn’t find the loop either.

Nice trail. Some uphill hiking at first, if coming from Miller farm road. Went in early June. Took about an hour.

hiking
Sat Apr 21 2018

This trail gets three stars for one main reason - it is labeled as a loop trail; however, there is NO trail that branches off and makes this a true loop. I am guessing whomever created this trail just made their way through the woods down to the train tracks and followed the tracks back to the bridge. Not a good idea considering a very large train came by while I was on the trail. That being said the out and back trail is very cool. Lots of ups and downs - and a very neat mid-1800's graveyard along the way. Gorgeous scenery, a couple nice waterfalls, and a neat section where you have to cross a bridge and climb some steep steps. Going to have to check out the Oil Creek State Park website to find the actual name of this trail.

Mon Mar 26 2018

a nice little hike. good view of a creek and a nice water fall. a short hike with a good payoff view.

hiking
Wed Feb 28 2018

beautiful little easy hike. just enough elevation change to get the heart rate up a little bit, crosses over a couple small streams. very pretty, and very doable. doesn't actually end at the base of the falls, FYI.

hiking
Wed May 25 2016

it Was really peaceful an I enjoyed it a lot gonna go back soon

hiking
Fri Jan 15 2016

This is the best trail in northwest PA. Be sure to check out the museum too.

hiking
Tue Oct 14 2014

Nice trail ! For the whole family.

hiking
Sat Oct 04 2014

Overall the trail is a very beautiful hike with a fair amount of history to see. Bird activity was decent, saw a pair of eagles several times during the hike. Lots of animal sign. Trails are well marked. This is not a beginner's hike, should be in good shape to tackle it. Even with low water, the waterfalls were a nice view. Can also take a short train ride for a nominal fee if you are so inclined. We had some younger boy scouts with us, had an alternate plan to break off to level ground for those unable to complete the full hike.

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