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Raccoon Creek State Park has continued to develop from the parks beginning as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s, to one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in Pennsylvania. Facilities at the park are a mix from the early Civilian Conservation Corps camp to modern facilities. In addition to recreational areas, there are large tracts of undeveloped land. The 7,572-acre park features the beautiful 101-acre Raccoon Lake.

trail running
4 days ago

I use this trail for trail running. Once you get to around 6 miles, it starts to get a little thick. Around 9 Miles it's so thick you're basically crawling... it's a good trail otherwise though. Definitely recommend checking out the mineral springs loop around mile 4.

If this trail is moderate, I'd hate to see hard. There were three significant climbs and the trail through the greenery that was not cut back off the trail. There were also a number of downed trees over the trail. Trail markings were a bit hard to find and this loop is a mixture of blue and white blazes, however it's tough to navigate without using the map from this app.

However it was a great overall hike with some beautiful clearings that were great for photography.

This is a great little loop trail in Raccoon State Park that leads to waterfall and a mineral spring. As of June 2017 the trail was still a little muddy in spots, had a blown down tree the park routed around, and had a few sections of overgrowth but nothing that wasn't manageable. Good hike for most people of all skill levels and younger kids alike.

NO DOGS ALLOWED, I did not hike this trail, as I had my dogs with me. I just wanted to review so nobody else goes all the way out there, then finds out. it's the only hike in Raccoon State Park that dogs are not allowed. Hope this helps

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

it has 2 backpacker camping areas with 5 shelters at each location and tenting sites. very nice

hiking
2 months ago

Very muddy at the time, lots of ups and downs, but very nice sights

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

backpacking
6 months ago

nice trail. under estimated the elevation changes with a heavy pack on. was quite the adventure to camp out during an ice storm , and then hike back out the next day. I will be back to complete the entire loop. great work out