Explore the most popular walking trails in Raccoon 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.

Great trail and history. Old site of a mineral spring resort from late 1800s and early 1900s. Ppl believed the water had healing powers and came from all over to drink and bath in them.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Lots of steep climbs and large trees fallen across the path but I loved it.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Decent hike... completed the out and back,...
Trail was marked very well and easy to navigate.

Well maintained. Easy terrain. Took Webelos Scouts for their 3 mile. Perfect place.

easy afternoon trail. nice view of the small waterfall about half way down the trail as well

hiking
3 months ago

A lot of diverse greenery

4 months ago

Dogs allowed?

Short but interesting hike to the mineral springs. Varied terrain, creek crossing, some elevation gain, lots to look at.

nature trips
5 months ago

The Wildflower Reserve is a lovely place for nature walking. There are several trails within the reserve so you can take an hour or an afternoon. I suggest exploring on a weekday in late April - early May to get the full wildflower display. Many scenic overviews can be found on the Audubon Trail, and the creekside Old Field Trail is quite peaceful. Only a small portion of the Jennings Trail travels close enough to the highway for traffic noise. No pets.

hiking
5 months ago

Bearing right from the trail access at the park road and onward to the lake, Lake Trail is a nice, scenic, typical western PA walk in the woods. Once you reach beyond the lake the trail gets quite muddy, overgrown, and downright unpleasant and steep for a little while. On the Forest Trail portion of the loop, at 2.7 miles or so, you will encounter a nice fern and pine forest that is quite refreshing after the not so nice parts, so it's a good reward for traveling this loop in the lakeward direction first. I agree with the Moderate rating.

Great trail with some scenic spots. Easy hike with only 1 or 2 hills worth noting. I'd definitely recommend it!

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

Easy and fun

6 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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

trail running
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.

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