Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Tiadaghton State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
icy
snow
7 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Absolutely awesome trail. There are 3 fantastic Vista points. gets very steep in some areas and may be a scramble or 2. So worth it though. Be sure to stop and find the GeoCache hidden on the trail.

hiking
27 days ago

great trail. it is tough because the first mile is basically up. other than that it was fine. I do recommend poles if you have them. the vista was awesome. I wanted to see the view with the foliage but it was foggy. surprisingly the view was over the fog and it was amazing. I did upload two pics.

on Pine Creek Trail

bike touring
1 month ago

Biked the trail from Marsh Creek to Jersey Shore, and had Pine Creek Outfitters drive our car to Jersey Shore. We also stayed a night about half way at Hotel Manor, which was a great place to spend the night. Hotel Manor sits right along Pine Creek, and has a nice deck to eat dinner on. The trail was spectacular. The fall colors along with Pine Creek was second to none. Just mile after mile of great scenery. All 54 miles we rode and we didn't encounter one rough or washed out area. The trail is the best maintained trail I have ridden on. I can't wait to ride this trail again. Just a great experience. This trail is rated top 10 in the nation. Can't believe its not #1. Just an awesome trail!

hiking
1 month ago

the most beautiful and brutal backpacking trip I've done to date. counter clockwise. the first day almost broke me with the steep inclines, but they were conquered. first day. 6:30am until 4:45pm. you have the most views the first day. second day I was able to rack up the mileage due to the relative ease of the terrain. 6:30am until 4:15pm. third day had a steep climb to start the day, not too bad after that. 8am until 11:45am. gorgeous weather!

Just finished this trail yesterday. My son and I started at Rt. 44 and Dam Hollow Rd. Going in a clockwise direction. Some very challenging climbs and descents, but some beautiful scenery. Numerous good campsites and water was plentiful. I’m 64 and in reasonably good shape. My pack weighed in around 32 lbs. This was my first overnight backpacking trip, so glad I did it!

amazing views once you get to them, first overnighter and first hike over 10 miles. I recommend to those who are ready for an adventure

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail despite the rain and fog! Well worth it!

We hiked from Slate Run Road clockwise. Met a handful of people going the opposite way. It was beautiful. Took my son with me for his first overnighter. It was definitely a challenge but the views were amazing! Felt like more than 22.6 miles but it was well worth it!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Beautiful 25 mile bike ride along the trail. Miissed the leaves changing by a week or two. Trail is in great shape.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is a compilation of state forest roads and about a half a mile of an old Trail.i was walking on dirt roads for over half of the hike. A nice day in the woods with a couple of streams and small meadows but the are much more scenic hikes with vistas and waterfalls nearby.

This is a very difficult trail. Climbs and descents can be treacherous. Although I did not encounter any rattlesnakes, there was fresh bear droppings. Did 16 miles day one, 15 miles day 2 and completed the trail at about 3pm on day three. I was completely wasted at the end. Weather was beautiful, the views are spectacular but not a trail for the novice backpacker. Met very nice people on the trail that were doing an overnight. Next time I will give myself an extra day. I would recommend you do not do this alone. Very little cell service.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

It says there’s 715ft elevation... it’s basically flat so that was disappointing

hiking
2 months ago

So worth the climb! Things get pretty steep pretty quick lol. But beyond the first mile or so, it levels out a little and becomes easier. Great trail for a leg workout!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice simple trail that's easy to follow. Really isn't much for views. But it's peaceful

hiking
2 months ago

The trailhead is approx 0.2 miles before the designated parking area. There is a clear plot on the shoulder that can be used for parking. No good views, but the hike was a nice workout. You can make it a loop if you turn right prior to crossing the creek. It’ll bring you to sulfur spring road, which you can then take to summit trail and loop back down to the trail head

hiking
closed
2 months ago

on Black Forest Long Loop

hiking
3 months ago

I’ve hiked this several times, most recently Labor Day weekend 2018. Of all the places across America and worldwide I’ve hiked, this loop is among my favorite trails. It offers strenuous hiking that, depending on how much time one takes to do it, could be categorized as difficult rather than moderate. The diversity of terrain and forests and wildlife is perhaps unparalleled. Water is abundant along most the loop. And the trail itself is very well maintained and ecology preserved. We hiked it in approx 3 days: departed Slate Run on a Friday ~10am and finished Sunday ~8:30pm. Our 2 dogs (1 lab puppy) came along and even survived a few rattlesnake run-ins. There are multiple places to bail and shorten your hike, but finishing the entire loop offers tremendous reward.

running
bugs
3 months ago

Ran from the parking area near Wellsboro. There are bathrooms, always a plus. Ran 6 1/2 miles out, then turned around (ran the Conquer the Canyon half marathon). More bathrooms about 3 miles out. Trail is ride and in great shape. Saw a bald eagle in a tree over the creek. There were a lot of hungry horse flies, make sure you bring the bug repellent.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

After going about 1.5 miles, the trail turns to brush. You can easily get lost after the trail ends.

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Excellent hike! For this trail, proper footwear is essential, particularly with good gripping tread and solid ankle support. May want to consider a staff or hiking poles, as portions of the descent are washed out and slippery from recent rain. The trail includes portions of The Loyalsock Trail. Pay attention to trailblazers and follow the Yellow X markers to stay on the loop rather than continue on the Loyalsock Trail. The first mile of the trail (if hiking from the parking area on Little Bear Creek) is a fairly constant upward climb. The trail is well-maintained and varies from rocky, muddy, grassy, leaf-covered, to a section which appears to be a dirt road. Hang in there - the climb at the beginning is worth it! I took it easy and slow, resting as needed and took in the flora and fauna. If you complete the full loop, there are several overlooks as well as at least two vernal pools to enjoy. I saw a variety of mushrooms, toadstools, fungi, and Ghost Pipe (AKA Indian Pipe) on this hike and the vernal pools were still full, likely due to the exceptionally wet weather in prior days. I strongly suggest liberal application of insect repellant! I practically marinated in Deep Woods Off and reapplied every hour or so and was STILL accosted by swarms of buzzing pests, particularly near the vernal pools. Wildlife spotted included red squirrels, gray squirrels, chipmunks, garter snakes, a variety of songbirds and woodpeckers, and a broad shouldered hawk.

hiking
4 months ago

I hiked this trail in an overnighter on July 4th to the 5th. This was one of the most challenging trails I have done. The vistas were absolutely amazing and to me they were much better than the views on the West Rim Trail aka Pa Grand Canyon. Plenty of ups and downs and when they went up, they went up steeply and for a long distance. I’m not sure how this app determines the ratings but I would have rated this trail as hard instead of moderate. This app rates the Old Loggers Path in the Loyalsock State Forest in PA as hard but it should have been rated easy. There is no way that trail was more difficult than the BFT. Keep that in mind when looking at the difficulty rating and do further research. Overall I loved this trail. When I do it again I will take more time.

Beautiful trail and scenery. Large red tail Hawks flew below us at the overlook.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Great trail with a couple steep ascents. Thick with mountain laurel on the top. Vistas are breathtaking!

Load More