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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.

Great hike with our 3 kids (ages 10, 6, 4)

Easy and fun

Definitely a challenge. Went out and back for the full 13ish Miles. Great Hike, a lot of altitude changes and fun stuff to look at. Great trail overall.

Great, short trail. Took the dogs today. It was neat and the springs and falls are cool.

Some nettles along the trail so watch for those.

The trails on the lower half were very muddy. Very noisy at points some trials were closer to the highway.

trail running
1 month ago

Wanted to run an out and back 18 miler on this and had to turn around 8 miles in due to the insane overgrowth. It slowed me down to a crawl and I deemed it not worth it. I was planning on using this gauge for a potentially backpacking trip but based on the blandness of it and the overgrowth, I'll give it a hard pass. Now I know!

trail running
1 month ago

Wanted to run an out and back 18 miler on this and had to turn around 8 miles in due to the insane overgrowth. It slowed me down to a crawl and I deemed it not worth it. I was planning on using this to gauge a potential backpacking trip but based on the blandness of it (except for the tall pines for a small part around mile 2) and the overgrowth, I'll give it a hard pass. Now I know!

trail running
1 month 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
3 months ago