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Best wild flowers trails in Worlds End State Park, Pennsylvania

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Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in Worlds End State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of wild flowers trails in Worlds End State Park, Pennsylvania
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Top trails (10)
#1 - Canyon Vista Trail
Worlds End State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
A well marked trail with beautiful surroundings! This loop can be done in both directions. Show more
#2 - Loyal Sock, Double Run Nature, Link Trail and Canyon Vista Loop
Worlds End State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
#3 - Double Run Nature Trail
Worlds End State Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
1.2-mile loop, more difficult hiking with short, steep sections. White rectangle with green stripe blazes. This trail begins and ends on PA 154 across from the park chapel. It travels trough rich, fertile woodlands along the west branch of Double Run stream. Show more
#4 - Cold Run Extension Trail
Worlds End State Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Cold Run Trail is a 1.5 mile extension of the Canyon Vista Trail. Access to the Cold Run Trail is from the new Canyon Vista Trailhead on PA 154, east of the park’s campground. Follow the Canyon Vista Trail clockwise .7 of a mile climbing the mountain to the signed lower trailhead of the Cold Run Trail. The blazes of Cold Run Trail are yellow. The Cold Run Trail continues the climb easing off as it merges with an old lumber road. The road gently weaves through the forest leading the trail to the Cold Run Vista. The view is eastward looking up the Loyalsock Creek valley and PA 154. The trail enters a downhill “serpentine” after which it begins its ascent of the Cold Run watershed. Sacagawea and Tendoy waterfalls, as well as a few smaller ones, are viewed as the trail parallels the stream. The trail crosses the west branch of Cold Run just below Tecumseh Falls. Continuing to climb the trail passes Aliquippa Falls just before it crosses the main branch of Cold Run. The trail once again passes Aliquippa Falls before ascending Aliquippa Rock which offers a view of Cold Run Falls. Leaving the rock the trail climbs, crosses the east branch of Cold Run, then levels off at .9 of a mile in a hemlock grove. The trail reaches the main branch of Cold Run, follows it downstream, crosses the stream, then arrives at Cold Run Falls. The trail turns away from the falls into a beech forest. Shortly the trail begins a descent of the west branch of Cold Run along various small cascades. The trail crosses the stream, twists through some rocks, follows a skid road before joining a wider lumber road. After the road levels out the trail veers left, passes Flynn Spring, then begins a climb up the hillside to an escarpment. The trail ventures through the rocks, through crevasses and even under Boulder Arch, a truck size slanted rock. The climb continues until leveling off in a young beech forest. The hike is gentle through the woods until it descends the escarpment then hugs the base of the rock. Another crevasse is encountered utilizing a few rock steps to enter the chasm. After the passage the trail suddenly arrives in a large “room” of ferns surrounded by separate sections of the escarpment. The trail abruptly ends at its upper trailhead intersection with the Canyon Vista Trail. The waterfalls on Cold Run Trail are best viewed during snow melt in the spring or within a few days after a significant rainfall. As with any trail in the winter, ice cleats are strongly recommended. Due to the areas fragile ecology please stay on the trail. Please respect the solitude and be mindful of other hikers.Show more
#5 - Butternut Trail
Worlds End State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 51 m
Users recommend doing this hike counter clockwise.Show more
#6 - Loyalsock Trail and Link Trail Loop
Worlds End State Park
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Length: 16.5 mi • Est. 7 h 39 m
#7 - Link Trail (Red X)
Worlds End State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 35 m
#8 - High Rock Trail
Worlds End State Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 47 m
#9 - East Branch Trail
Worlds End State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
The East Branch Trail (EBT) begins at the confluence of the east and west branches of Double Run at an old narrow gauge railroad bed. Access is to the EBT is from the Double Run Nature Trail (DRNT) trailhead parking lot. From the trailhead follow the DRNT green blazes .25 mile, crossing the east branch of Double Run. DRNT becomes a loop trail, turn right. The EBT begins shortly on the left (at this point the DRNT is concurrent with the Loyalsock Trail (mile 44.6) and the Link Trail). The EBT is yellow blazed and starts out following the west branch of Double Run. Several waterfalls can be seen to the right of the trail. The trail bears left onto an old road. To the right one can cross the west branch and connect immediately to the DRNT and the Loyalsock Trail (44.7). After the last view up the west branch gorge the trail bends left and climbs steeply on the old road. At the top of the short hill (.2) the DRNT loop is crossed. At this point the trail leaves the west branch watershed and begins its ascent up the east branch watershed. The trail continues on the old road briefly descending to a stream (.3). Waterfalls are below and above the trail, many out of sight. The road gently winds through the forest with the sound of the creek nearby. The forest is mostly maple, cherry, birch, and beech. In all seasons the forest floor is green, being generously covered with evergreen ferns. Rock outcrops are to the right on the hillside. When the east branch comes into view it is possible to see the switchbacks of a lumber railroad on the opposite bank. A short time later, between two large hemlocks (.6) a seasonal trail used for a trail race descends over to a pigtail of one of the railroad’s switchbacks. Following that route quickly reaches the Link Trail. One can descend the east branch back to the trailhead or follow the Link Trail to the Canyon Vista. The EBT continues on the old road. Views of the east branch are frequent until the trail drifts away into the forest, however the trail remains parallel to the stream. After a short steep hill the trail eases and ends at a stream crossing and the Loyalsock Trail (mile 40.8). The road the trail has been following continues unblazed to the Loyalsock State Forest Bridle Trail. To the right the Loyalsock Trail leads to Worlds End Road. To the left the Loyalsock Trail crosses the east branch of Double Run, goes by the rusty Mineral Springs then crosses Mineral Springs Road. Beautiful Neeneha Falls can be seen from the road. One can turn left on the road, follow to the Link Trail, then descend the east branch back to the trailhead. Following the Loyalsock Trail up along the falls one can continue 1.7 miles to Canyon Vista.Show more
#10 - Worlds End Trail
Worlds End State Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
Worlds End Trail is a yellow blazed 3.7 mile trail beginning at the park office. The trail runs concurrent with the Loyalsock Trail from the park office to Pioneer Road. From the park office the trail crosses PA 154 and weaves through a picnic area then climbs steeply to Worlds End Vista. The vista overlooks the swimming area. The damage to the trees in this area was caused by a tornado. At Pioneer Road the Loyalsock Trail turns left (LT mile 45.57) and the Worlds End Trail goes right briefly before turning left to continue the steep climb up the mountain. At a stone walled switchback the climb continues but eases. The climb subsides at .7. After merging with a blue blazed x-country ski trail both continue on a grassy road staying relatively steady for several miles. This area was timbered several decades ago. The fields along the roads are areas where the logs were stacked before going to the sawmills. A small waterfall can be seen to the left at 1.2 miles. At 2.0 wetlands can be seen along the trail. The wetlands are the headwaters of one of the tributaries to Scar Run. At 2.8 the trail merges with a stone forestry road. The trail turns left towards a yellow gate then abruptly right onto a single track trail through a pine forest. The pines were planted to reclaim the mining activity in this area. Pieces of coal can be found on the treadway. This historic area is worth exploring. The trail crosses a few tributaries of Scar Run and meanders through the pines. At 3.5 the trail crosses Coal Mine Road and follows a yellow gated woods road. This road is also a blue blazed x-country ski trail. The trail ends as it intersects the Loyalsock Trail (LT mile 37.7). Several hiking loops can be created by using the Worlds End Trail in conjunction with the Loyalsock Trail, Coal Mine Road and/or the various x-country ski trails in the area.Show more