Explore the most popular hiking 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.

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.

backpacking
22 days ago

Technical my dog and I went on a 7 mile hike and camped out at Wolfkiel. Didn't realize that we would have to listen to coon hounds, traffic, gun shots and fireworks. Not good when you have a dog with thunder phoba. Finally at around 3am we heard the sounds of nature. Owls, coyotes and the deer eating acorns right outside of our tent. Something threatened one of the deer as it was stomping and snorting. Oh well guess I won't be doing this trip again. At least the weather was perfect.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great starter for first time backpackers!

2 months ago

it a fun easy trail

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.

5 months ago

Really loved this trail. The peak has a great over view of Oil Creek. Looking forward to the next hike!

hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail tracked as 13.7 miles for us. We had no trouble finding the trail at the beginning but we had some difficulty down by pioneer bridge.... and somehow tracked off course on a trail extension after also some confusion at the Miller Run Rd. Section. Some of the trail blazers are faded and the trails could use a few more signs. If we hadn’t been tracking using this app we would have been lost a couple times. That being said it is a great trail system. Lots of inclines and descents, beautiful scenery, and varied terrain. Will definitely be returning to this one!

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

hiking
7 months ago

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
8 months ago

It took me about 6 hours to do this trail in the snow with poor weather conditions.

When you arrive in the parking lot with GPS walk under the blockade that prevents motorized vehicles from being on the path. Once your on that path you will come to a sign that points to the right that says Cow Run. Follow the sign until it comes to a T with a road. Go left until you come to the small cabins. To do the trail clockwise look between the restrooms and the woodpile lean to for the yellowish/orange markings on the trees.

It’s a *very* well marked trail once you find it and get on it. I had trouble finding the beginning of the trail near the restrooms and lean to.

There are some fun bridges along with beautiful scenery and a creek on this trail. I really enjoyed it.

hiking
10 months ago

Be wary, the Museum is closed on Mondays.

trail running
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I don’t know where the description gets 36 miles but if you are looking for a full loop of the Girard hiking trail from trailhead to trailhead (starting at the Drake well museum trailhead) it’s about 26.5-27 miles with about 4600 feet of elevation gain/loss depending on what you use to track your hike/run. If you want a smaller loop you can do a five mile loop and there’s also a 12 mile loop option.

These are my favorite trails to run (I live 1 hour away) and you can’t beat the gorgeous views. Some parts of the trail are technical with roots and rocks but quite a bit of it is runnable. It is also very well marked so it’s difficult to get lost. I STRONGLY recommend that if you’re in the area and looking for a scenic run/hike/walk that you come here!

hiking
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

This is a great hike. There are some amazing vista along this trail along with a few waterfalls. You can backpack this trail but camping is only allowed at the shelters. The shelters are very nice structures that have built in fireplaces. There is wood available for a donation. I believe you can also tent camp at the shelters but please check with the park office. I believe reservations are required. I hiked this trail on 3 different days. There are cross connectors that will allow you to do smaller loops. One of the cool things about this trail is the history of Oil Creek. You can see a lot of the old equipment used during the oil boom.

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