Looking for a great trail in Tiadaghton State Forest, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 24 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Tiadaghton State Forest ranging from 1.3 to 46.7 miles and from 606 to 2,148 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
6 days 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!

hiking
private property
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

Hiked this trail on October 11-13 2019. We started at the parking lot in Ramsey and headed counter clockwise. The ascents and descents on this trail are pretty typically of most trails in this area. There were a couple of spots that the trail turns into a scramble up or down a rock slide. So some parts are a goat trail and other parts are old tram roads. The first night we camped at the top of the second descent before it goes down to Dam Run Road on the Mid State Trail. On the map it shows the trail following an old tram road. There wasn't a site here but we found a decent partially flat area that should fit two to three tents. It is right at the top as soon as you go down or come up the trail depending on the direction you are heading. There isn't any water at the site, however there was water at the bottom of the descent at Dam Run Road. That put us at roughly 6.5 miles for the day. The second night we decided to stay at the top of the descent that goes down to Pine Creek to another parking lot. This is on the Tiadaghton Trail. This time we found an old disheveled camp site. We moved the rocks that were once a fire ring off of the trail down an old tram road. There is enough room here for quite a few tents. Again there isn't any water at this site either. We did pass a water source about a mile before we got to this spot. It look like it was a seasonal source of water however. The Tiadaghton Trail had more water sources than the other trails as I recall. This put us at roughly 9 miles the second day. With only 7.5 miles to go the third day. Some notes to help others. There is very little flat hiking on this trail. If you want a good rigorous hike then this is the trail. We had water spaced out fairly well but we were never certain where it would be, So we always carried more water than was needed for just hiking. We always made sure to fill up every container we had before we got to the point where we knew we wanted to stop. So this made some of the ascents pretty grueling. Also, the water at the campground fountains is disgusting. If you can wait to get water you will hit another source after you come down Spike Buck Trail at Boone Road. You could get water out of Pine Creek at the campsites but I never liked pulling water that follows roads like that does. Never know what is running off of the road and into the water. Overall this trail will have you either going up or down with very little reprieve. There are some good views, not many people on the actual trail, and plenty of wildlife. There were a couple of times the trail markings were lacking and the trail disappeared and it became a scramble up the rocks (which is why I gave it 4 stars). However, I really enjoyed this hike.

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
12 days 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!

This was a very hard trail to finish in two days and one night, so like everyone has recommended here, I would also say do it in 2 nights and 3 days. The ascents were really hard for me, especially the first three. The views were great (there is one by the end of the trail that's gorgeous). Use sturdy hiking boots, the downhills are steep and rocky so we needed to be really careful. Type 2 fun overall, got really good workout. Having difficulty walking right now. haha.

on Jacoby Hollow

hiking
16 days ago

The Falls is completely dry right now!

mountain biking
20 days ago

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

I did this trail with some friends in 1 night. Started Saturday morning from little pine state park where we camped the night before and ended early afternoon on Sunday. It probably would have been more enjoyable taking 3 days to do it. We managed about 15 miles and 3 of the 5 ascents in the first day. They can be grueling. This was late summer and it had been dry so luckily no mud but any seasonal water was low to nothing, there were always good reliable water at the bottom of the ascents and not much at the top, which meant hauling a full bladder up the hills. The descent down Huntley mountain looked down right mystical with moss and fern covered rocks. We didn’t see a single other person on the trail the entire way. TLDR: be prepared for some steep ascents and do it in 3 days/2 nights.

we ended up hiking 7 miles. couldn't figure out how to loop around. the loyalsock trail was a great workout but it got too late to see where it ended.

hiking
26 days ago

I agree with the others who say the first mile or so make this trail hard. however, it is well marked with beautiful views and does get much easier after the incline. My dog and I did it in about 2 hours with a couple short breaks for water.

hiking
rocky
scramble
28 days ago

should have been labeled as hard. however we started to the right of the trail. in 0.9 miles, there was a total of almost 800 ft elevation change. extremely hard to hike up. the remainder of the loop was mostly down hill and easier to handle. if you can get through that first 0.9 miles, you'll be good. I would not recommend hiking the loop backwards.... too dangerous to go down that much of an incline

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

What makes this trail great is the destination. You are hiking on this trail in a deep canopy of green and then out of no where you stumble upon a beautiful waterfall oasis.

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.

Awesome hike definetly steep inclines.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

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

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

beautiful and doable for the whole family. falls are a trickle but beautiful

hiking
bugs
rocky
1 month ago

I just did this trail with my 12 year old dog and 3 year old child in a pack on my back. The trail is pretty rocky, just watch your step, but overall a pretty easy hike. There is not much vertical rise, according to my sports tracker app, about 360 feet. My old dog did pretty good until the very end where it gets a little more difficult, large rocks to climb over. The little nats that fly in your face are constant and annoying. Don't forget your bug spray! This time of year the falls were just a trickle over the moss, but it was still fun to see it.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

It’s definitely rocky, and I fell and busted my behind at one point. There was very little water coming down the falls, but I suspect that had to do with the dryer time of year when I went (early September). There were also quite a few muddy spots despite the dryer time, so I can’t imagine how muddy it gets during the wetter periods of the year. I almost made it the whole trip without seeing a soul. This is most definitely not an “easy” trail, particularly around the waterfall where rock scrambling is required. I couldn’t get very close to the waterfall due to falling on my butt earlier, which was a real bummer (no pun intended). The trail also got confusing toward the end where it dumped you out on what appeared to be a road but wouldn’t be traversable by car where the stream criss-crossed the “road.” The trail then picked back up, dropped out, then picked back up again, which was confusing.

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