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#23 of 115 state parks in Pennsylvania

Best trails in Raccoon Creek State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Raccoon Creek State Park, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Raccoon Creek State Park ranging from 4 to 17.2 miles and from 875 to 1,299 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Raccoon Creek State Park is one of the state's largest and most popular parks in the system. It has plenty of options for hikers, including the Mineral Springs Loop, Heritage Trail, Wildflower Reserve Trail, and more. A great way to explore Raccoon Lake is to take a kayak or canoe out on the water. Visitors who are interested in staying overnight can rent a cabin, stay at the Lakeside Lodge or stay at the campground.

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Map of trails in Raccoon Creek State Park
Park information
Acreage:
7,572 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
724-899-2200
Top trails (13)
#1 - Mineral Springs Loop Trail
Raccoon Creek State Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 37 m
Mineral Springs Loop Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hookstown, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of Show more
#2 - Raccoon Creek Forest and Lake Trail Loop
Raccoon Creek State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(207)
Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Raccoon Creek Forest and Lake Trail Loop is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hookstown, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#3 - Wildflower Reserve Trail
Raccoon Creek State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Wildflower Reserve Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hookstown, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#4 - Heritage Trail and Forest Trail Loop
Raccoon Creek State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(115)
Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Heritage Trail and Forest Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hookstown, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#5 - Raccoon Creek Heritage Trail
Raccoon Creek State Park
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Length: 17.2 mi • Est. 8 h 45 m
Raccoon Creek Heritage Trail is a 17.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hookstown, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#6 - Raccoon Creek Forest Trail
Raccoon Creek State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(60)
Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 6 h 45 m
Raccoon Creek Forest Trail is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hookstown, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primShow more
#7 - Raccoon Creek Extended Loop
Raccoon Creek State Park
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Length: 19.8 mi • Est. 10 h
Note: Users have reported that the Appaloosa Trail is temporarily closed due to erosion damage, so hikers are being told to use the nearby road as a detour.Show more
#8 - Heritage Trail and Camp Trail Loop
Raccoon Creek State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(39)
Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
Heritage Trail and Camp Trail Loop is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hookstown, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#9 - Valley Trail
Raccoon Creek State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Valley Trail is a 2.5 mile out and back trail located near Clinton, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. DShow more
#10 - Forest, Appaloosa, and Heritage Trails Loop
Raccoon Creek State Park
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 5 h 24 m
This trail has a little of everything. The majority of the trail is in good shape but many areas were very muddy and difficult to walk through. A portion of the trail is closed as of March 2019 due tShow more
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