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Ana Canis
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HikingRocky

Good rocky hike out and back. Somewhat slippery so plan to go at a little slower pace

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Naomi Morris
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HikingRocky
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Romeo Simone
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HikingRocky

The trail is challenging for sure, but worth every step! Lots of rocks along the way. We saw one rattlesnake less than 1.5 miles in. There were a couple of views and a beautiful waterfall. There was one gentleman that had a zip line across a small water area. We really enjoyed the trail.

Andrew Rus
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HikingRocky
Rachel Sooy
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HikingRocky
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Ford Bishop
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HikingBugsRocky

I hiked 3/4 of the trail. Once you get to the rocky part there are sections where you need to use your hands and climb. Very good trail but I would recommend not hiking alone like I did.

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Courtney Duffield
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Hiking

Great trail. The Shower Steps were great and helped with the steepness of the climb. I thoroughly enjoyed it and already have plans to go again. It is steep and very rocky but fun and worth the view.

Esther Younger
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Hiking

Loved this hike! Definitely recommend going down to the spring at hertein campsite, very cool water feature

Kyle K
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Hiking

Could have saved time by starting at Swarata Trail Head. Needlessly wasted my very limited time hiking to a trailhead that I could have parked at.

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Brandon Hornbarger
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HikingRocky

Fun overnight trail with a few nice views and scenery. A bit rocky in parts but doable. I would defiantly recommend but bring good boots.

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Joe Jakubic
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Hiking

hiked from 183 to Blue Rock Campground

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Heather Joy
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HikingRocky
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Sarah Xenophon
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HikingRocky

Great for a day hike and can be modified to fit your time or mileage limit. We got to Round Head and decided to keep hiking to the next lookout, maybe 2 more miles, before you would reach Hertein Campsite. It was well worth the extra miles to see that cliff side lookout! All in all, probably had a 9-10 mile hike out and back. Very rocky, but nice trail otherwise.

Stephen Fresta
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Hiking

Extremely rocky trail makes the pace slower than it should have been. Beautiful creek crossing and overlook. Poorly marked trail in some areas near the beginning.

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Scott Mitchell
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I walked this from 183 northbound and it took about 5 hours to reach Port Clinton. Relatively flat stretch of the AT with a fair amount of rocky sections along the ridges as to be expected. Sand Spring and the Auburn lookout make for some cool stops along the way. Be prepared for the steep decent at the end of the trail.

Tod Gilmore
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HikingRocky

This was an in and out hike for training purposes. Backpacked to Sand Spring from PA183 parking lot and back. Typical AT trail in PA. Rocky but flat. No views.

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David Klann
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Hiking

Rocky! Elevation isn't bad at all. Did it on Feb 22nd saw 7 people.

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Melissa Galan
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HikingRockyScramble

Nice trail but very rocky. We went Appalachian Trail north. Your feet will hurt by the time you get out. Great overlook.

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Danny Li
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Hiking

Nice trail. Had to cross a major highway, thus kind of noisy around it. But once getting on the top, it is quiet and peaceful.

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PaulandJaime Strayer
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HikingRocky

This was a great AT section. Yes it is rocky. It is the APPALACHIAN TRAIL IN PENNSYLVANIA, aka, “Rocksylvania”. To all the previous reviewers complaining about the rocks, you’ve obviously never been on the AT in PA or did your research on this trail. Shame on you, not on the hike. We started at 501 and hiked to 183. Made it into an overnight and camped at Hertlein. Beautiful scenery, beautiful waterfalls at the dam and an awesome boulder field. Plenty of fresh water sites. Don’t count on AT shuttle drivers (there’s a long list of them), Lyft or Uber at either end of this section- they all pick and choose who/when they pick up passengers. Have an alternate transportation if you’re not parking two vehicles.

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Craig Yeomans
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Hiking

Loved the trail, few spots where you can add some mileage and make it even more charming. Went to the lookout past the shelter, probably around 17mi if you don't take detours, easily can be 20mi if you choose to. Lots of great sites, one about 1.5mi past Hertlein with a great view.

Lisa Steinbaecher
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HikingRocky

Rocks, rocks, rocks..if you love rocks then this is your hike. Two really nice overlooks and a small stream and then rocks. That's it.

Kevin Woleab
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Hiking

amazing day on the trail. I saw a bird. the walk down to the reservoir from the campsite is well worth it.

Sharon McLaughlin
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HikingRocky
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Stephen Canis
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Backpacking

Nice hike out and back, nice time of the year to be hiking in the woods in PA. Not too difficult at all.

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Sarah Krull
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Super rocky and up hill. be prepared for climbing.

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