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beautiful trail. easy to follow orange blazes to waterfall. loved that there was a rope to help get us mid 54 year olds down on the rocks below the falls. would definitely do it again.

Hiked the 8.2 miles from Siemans Trail to north terminus trailhead. Mostly downhill for this sectiin which allowed for a quick pace. Only one group of 4 hikers headed south. Nice walk through the woods.

on Gillespie Point

hiking
2 months ago

I have hiked this a ton of times since I was a kid. I love this mountain, the views are incredible. Check out my full write up along with some things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/gillespiepoint/

hiking
3 months ago

Wow... quite exhausting on the way up... it kicked my butt. As soon as you think you’re at the top, there’s more to climb. The view makes it so worth it though! If you do the loop you can turn right when you intersect with the old logging path to cut off some time or continue following the blazes and turn right when you hit the gravel road (Big Run Rd). The road does seem to go on forever though. Also, the loop was closer to 4 miles for me. It’s well marked, I’ll definitely be back.

When you reach the road stay on it. Wish it was marked better at the road.

This is not easy. Wasn’t for me anyways. Was fun though

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing hike and view! We did it in about 2 hours with 8 inches of snow in the ground.

on Gillespie Point

5 months ago

Amazing view!

hiking
7 months ago

Loved the nice pace of the hike out. Saw the smaller falls and then the larger falls - didn’t disappoint. Can’t wait to get back there in the warmer weather and do some camping/swimming.

7 months ago

Hiked during Easter weekend, nice trail with some steep hills, plenty of water, good camp site with plenty of wood for bonfire, beautiful view of the canyon, spectacular night sky and trout fishing. If you hike with dogs be careful there are porcupines! Staff at Pine Creek Drove our car to our final destination (for a fee) so we didn’t have to hike back to point of origin. Cant wait to do it again.

8 months ago

Beautiful trail best done over three days, great vistas well established campsites and plentiful water. Didn’t see a soul for two days, had the trail to ourselves. The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon is breathtaking. Hit the Wellsboro diner for a meal before you head out. It’s a great town!

backpacking
8 months ago

Did whole trail in 2.5 days with two pups. Keep those dogs on leash if you bring them along. Lots of places they can get into trouble. Couple of tricky climbs in the rain, but all in all, well marked trail with beautiful views. Lots of great places to camp. Did north to south, seems like was the less popular direction, but worked out well for us. Lots of quiet time!

backpacking
8 months ago

Took 2.5 days to do the whole 30 mi. I was surprised to find that there are no mile markers so we had to guess where we were based on roads we passed and elevation. All in all it was an awesome experience!

Great Trail!

Did 16 or 18 miles last year with a couple friends and my 8 year old daughter. Great backpacking trail, breathtaking views.

I started at 10 Sundat morning and completed the 31 miles by 6 Sunday evening. I'd suggest anybody on the fence, plan to take 2 nights. this hike is great, from the views to the changes in scenery to the wildlife and I could go on but hope you find out for yourself.

hiking
10 months ago

Followed the orange markers down and back. There is a marker and a map at about the halfway point and another marker further down. Just before the falls at the fork the sign was gone so we took the trail to the right to get above the falls but it wasn't clear how to get to the bottom. It would be great if there were more mile markers on the trail to judge the distance. Also there is NO cell service after about halfway so be prepared in the event of an emergency. A really nice hike and the falls were worth it.

Trail is easily marked and offers a beautiful water fall at the end. The trail is has overgrown plants in spots and is a muddy mess in other spots. I hike often and this trail kicked my butt!! My kids did it with minimal complaints ages 15(she loved it), 9 (he liked it) and 6 ( she had the minimal complaints.). Dogs had a blast and we didn't walk to the bottom of the falls because the hill is very steep. Overall I would do the trail again.

backpacking
11 months ago

Great trail to start backpacking on. Takes 2-3 days depending on how fast you're moving. We started from the south and went north. I suggest this because you get to see the best views on the last day.

hiking
11 months ago

Great view at the top. about 1000 feet of elevation is right in the first mile. nothing too steep tho. Completed 3.6 miles in just over an hour

hiking
11 months ago

My husband and I did this hike yesterday. We followed the orange markers down to the waterfall (which was so beautiful & peaceful) and the red markers back which was a REALLY bad idea.

The red marker trail wasn't kept up so we had no idea which way to go. We were confronted by alot of wild life walking along the fence in the high grass. It was rather scary. Thankful for this App with the compass or we probably would have gone in circles.

We have children & I can't say that I would ever bring them on that trail. It was a nice hike for us adults though. Just stay on the orange path both ways & you will enjoy it.

backpacking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

I went here with my brother and it was a great trail to go backpacking for a weekend. I have to warn you there are bear cubs on some vista points so the mom bear was on the trail and we had to stick to the road for a little bit and get back on the trail.

What we did is pay Pine Creek Outfitters $50 to take the car at the end of Rattlesnake Rock. We started at the Northern Terminus. The trail was somewhat obvious and well marked. I can't say the same for the maps and there is no service unless you are on some vistas. To add the trail has very muddy roads which would lead to the river runs so don't bring brand new shoes!

backpacking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Great trail to hike! Wouldn't do it again over a holiday weekend.....too many people.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nice view at the top. The trail was a little confusing at the end. Don't go down the steps and just stay on the road and everything will work out.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Nice outlooks, well maintained trails, great for young kids.

Friday, October 28, 2016

30.2 miles. Point to point. Pine Creek Outfitters has a shuttle service. Solo hike in later Oct 2016. Well marked. Terrific views from the vistas.

beautiful place hiked to the bottom and walked through the river to the other side and back up was a bit of a challenge

hiking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Very nice hike. It's a little steep getting down below the falls, not hard for adults, but for younger children it may be a little difficult. Both the orange and red trails have a pleasant grade. Adding to the natural beauty of the hike is the leaves are in moderate color change now. The hike was definitely worth the 100 mile drive. One thing to note is that the red trail has a few left or right turns, so it is a good idea to memorize which way you want to go for the turns in advance. There are at least 2 maps posted on the trails (one on the orange, one on the red), so if you are not sure you have made the correct turns on the red trail you can get straightened out when you come upon the map.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Very kid friendly trail. Easy and fun walk in the woods. I was surprise at how well maintained the trail was. Gravel was put down in spots where it normally would be wet. Because of the mention over growth in the loop aspect of the trail we did not loop. On the way back we saw a black bear!!! You don't get a chance to hike with that type of wildlife everyday.

backpacking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

It was definitely *NOT* "moderately trafficked" when we were there. We hiked South to North and saw a couple of day hikers few miles in at the first viewpoint along with two unprepared backpackers whom we never saw again. We only ran into one group hiking SOBO - A father with 2 daughters. We did see a few people while walking through 2 parks in the Northern section, but they were there with their cars / not on the trail. Much of the Southern section of the trail was overgrown (summer 2015), but there are some amazing views with great campsites and some older growth forest. We did the entire trail in 2 1/2 days. We could have pushed it to 2, but were in no hurry/ When we came out, we turned around and did a SOBO 2 day bikepack of the Pine Creek Rail Trail. The combined trip was a fantastic experience - I'd do it again in a minute!

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