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It was ok. Wouldn’t do it again but it’s a good burn on the legs.

Challenging hike but very fun. Plenty of views from the ridges. Tree covered for the most part with a few areas of direct sun.

This is a great trail to hike and bike.

This is a great way to get o. the LT and it makes a nice little through hike when combined with the hike up Smith's knob. It was majorly washed out as I'm writing this. Had to wade through 2' of water at one point.

1 month ago

ok

We did this trail counter-clockwise which I think makes it much more challenging given the heavy packs we had. We were running a little behind schedule and decided to follow a trail shown on the map running diagonally from the NW corner of the trail to the SW. There was a trailhead sign, but the trail completely disappeared and we had to bushwhack and travers a ridgeline which was pretty scary for my hiking partner who was very new to all this.

It's a beautiful trail, but keep yours ears and eyes peeled for rattlesnakes especially on the rocky outcroppings!

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice, well maintained trail. If you go counter clockwise you are going straight up for the first part of it, but then it levels off and descends more gradually on the way back down. Beautiful vistas and several bald eagle sightings when I did this on Labor Day.

hiking
1 month ago

The Alpine Club really does a great job keeping the Loyalsock Trail well maintained...that bring said, the record rainfall this summer has effected the trail, in spots. The final climb/decent to Smith’s Knob is steep, sandy and slippery! The views at the top are great-an enjoyable morning trek of moderate difficulty!

A very nice and informative park ranger introduced my wife and I to the Bald Eagle Nesting area at the Wellsboro Pine Creek Rail Trail.(PA Grand Canyon). Awesome.

hiking
2 months ago

Highly recommend bug spray! We forgot and it put a damper on our experience. That being said- not crowded, only saw one duo on the way to the falls and then two duo hikers on the way out. It’s been raining a lot so there’s a lot of mud, footing got a little slippery at times.

The falls were beautiful! I wish I would’ve brought water shoes to sit and soak a while but the bugs chased us out.

There is an industrial road that runs tandem to the trail. It’s ugly but we took advantage of it to help get us out of the woods quicker. We’d do this hike again— it’s a nice afternoon hike!

Wild blueberries, cool rocks, snakes, first hike with Frank.

on Stone Cutters Trail

2 months ago

This is a great trail. I will definitely be doing it again! It's a moderate hike with great views. the trail starts off the Rails Trail near Ramsey. The trail is well marked, steep at times but nothing crazy.

I started at slate run and began hiking counter clockwise. The first 5 miles were great, but between mile 6 and 7 I saw 3 rattlesnakes which was way to frequent for my liking. I was alone and no cell service so I decided to bail and not run the risk. Overall, the terrain is fun, but the snakes freaked me out.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome trail through the old burn territory

hiking
3 months ago

trail is very poorly maintained. I was trenching through thick tall weeds for a good ½ mile after the bog. lots and lots of downed trees on trail. a few were about 4' above the trail. I love the outdoors so I can't knock it but I did it once and that was enough for me.
I thought with the black forest trail being nearby, I was in for a treat but it turned out to be much less than expected.
overall I won't say terrible but I won't be returning to that section.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful views from the top but you really have to work to get there. A good amount of elevation and then it levels off for a bit, then a pretty brutal final climb up to the top. Be warned... several false summits that start to get really discouraging, but it’s worth it when you actually get there. Lots of gnats and mosquitos, and be prepared to walk through tons of spider webs. Good idea to have a hiking pole on the way down, my legs were jello! Only passed one other person, it’s pretty low traffic.

trail running
3 months ago

I did the trail June 2018 as a trail run. The climb upto the top was tough. It was an overcast rainy day so the view was so-so, but on a normal day I imagine it would be awesome. The decent into Waterville was not fun. Again it was steep, with tons of unstable moss covered rocks. The last mile or so was overgrown with nettle, it made my legs feel like they were catching on fire. I made several stops in the adjacent stream to was my lower legs. If I had to do it again i would turn prior to the last descent into Waterville.

hiking
4 months ago

My first hike in Pa...not bad. Like another person said, you will definitely need bug spray. The falls was not very grand since we haven’t had much rain but it was still beautiful. For someone not use to incline hikes, this would be a good one.

4 months ago

The trail itself is nice. However like others mentioned much of it runs parallel to a natural gas road that is not scenic. You also walk along the road for a bit of the hike. The falls are beautiful even when the water is low. Make sure to bring the bug spray for this one.

the falls were a little dried up, so be sure to go early spring or in the winter when they are frozen. watch for snakes! you do follow the logging path for a little, you didn't miss a turn... simple hike, definitely recommend it for beginners.

hiking
4 months ago

Ok trail... be prepared and wear long pants because 75% of the trail is stinging nettles on both sides that are really unavoidable. I wish I would have know this before I went. Also, tons of gnats and mosquitos. The steam crossings can get problematic, resulting in you being soaked from mid-thigh down. I’d rate it as easy, ended up being a little less than 3.5 miles and 430 ft elevation gain.

4 months ago

Easy and beautiful! Sucks there’s a pipe line road right next to the trail. Still worth the hike!!!

Did this as an overnight hike and we had a great time. We went clockwise from the trailhead and camped around mile 12 where we were right near the river. There were a couple hard, steep climbs, but the views were a great reward and the stretches in between were fairly easy. Around mile 17 we lost the trail and the AllTrails map had us way off, and we ran into another pair that said the same thing despite using a paper map. The last few miles were basically weaving back and forth across a river so be prepared to get your shoes wet or take them off a lot.

4 months ago

Did only 3 miles up & 3 back. Love it. Hiked it. Maybe next time-bike it

Great trail for a fun weekend. I recommended doing this trail counter-clockwise. it is a fairly easy trail with only a couple of hill that are breath taking. the views are amazing at the vistas and you are hiking along the creeks most of the time with quite a few crossing so prepare to get a little wet at some point. campsites could use some help so if you are camping at on clean out the fire pits and set up some more rocks around the rings. hope you all enjoy!!!

this is the same as Culbertson Trail just the portion that goes along the ridge

hiking
5 months ago

Fun hike, I done it a few times. Spring much better than summer. Summer time falls lacks water.

This trail should NOT be used anymore!! I attempted to use it yesterday and was threatened by someone who claimed to be a land owner. I was told I was trespassing and he'll call the cops on me like he does with everyone else.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail was a nice quick hike before work and the waterfall was really pretty. Halfway down the hike however, there's a frac road that cuts into the trail and runs the rest of the length of the trail. you can choose to walk the frac road or hop back on the trail for the rest of the hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Loved this trail, it was my third time. A head up, early springtime is the best to go and see the falls when they are running. Especially after a good rain. Loved the view at the end, well worth the trip.

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