Explore the most popular Wildlife 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.

on Butternut Trail

hiking
snow
13 days ago

3/9/19- Gorgeous sunny day and moderate comfortable temps of 40°-45°. Trail was great, but slightly challenging due to snow/ice covered areas. Micro spikes are a very good suggestion this time of year for the next few weeks. A hiker should be always mindful of step and footing placement due to snow melt effects. Sound looking patches of snow deceivingly are not stable and a stretch of trail along lower loop does not have trees or supporting rocks to guard against a steep drop and trail access is very narrow here right now. Use caution, but only due to winter like conditions. In dryer, warmer weather it is not an issue. Slightly Rocky section from lower loop to Vista but very beautiful reward for this easy to moderate loop. Perfect quick day outing trail to spend time with friends and family taking in our local forest beauty❣️ Enjoy

hiking
2 months ago

I'm not sure about this being an "easy" trail, more on the moderate side. Fun forest hike with a small stream. No real overlook or views except for some small gaps through the trees.
Watch out for snakes.

Fun trail. Watch your step at times, especially with all the wet leaves.

hiking
3 months ago

Great short hike that makes you work. Good incline and has a nice outlook! My wife and I did this hike back in September with our dog.

Great trail hiked 46 miles of it in September and finished the last 13 a few weeks ago. If you plan to hike the entire trail the maps and guide from the alpine club of williamsport is very helpful. A few spots need some more markers or the markers moved to a more visible position. Lots of water available just be careful if you go after a rain storm as water collects along the trail in a lot of spots and crosses a few streams.

hiking
5 months ago

Not one of my favorite trails in this park. For how difficult the incline is ( climbing rocks for half the hike) the view at the end was just not worth it to me. good hike if you're looking to burn calories but I would try another trail for the views...

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty good trail. gets very muddy after a lot of rain. enjoyed the hike and the vista

Great hike! Recommend traversing clockwise taking the upper around to lower! Not for the inexperienced or young children! Moderately difficult trail! Awesome vista and due to recent rainfall lots of water and waterfalls! 1 1/2 to 2 hour round trip!

hiking
6 months ago

Worth the effort but definitely hike it counter clockwise, it’s easier to scramble up rocks than down!

I spend a lot of time on the LTI love it

on High Rock Trail

8 months ago

This trail is great for a quick hike with a rewarding view. I did it after the butternut trail no problem!

on Butternut Trail

8 months ago

One of my favorites at world's end. the mileage isn't bad and there is some fun rock formations, some scramble areas but very enjoyable.

backpacking
9 months ago

Awesome trail!!! Amazing views and places to camp can’t wait to do it again!!!

Nice short hike to get the blood flowing

hiking
Monday, January 22, 2018

challenging hike uphill and down. hidden waterfall if you listen closely. beautiful vistas and scenery along the way.

hiking
Saturday, October 28, 2017

The hike starts out leisurely, but once you cross the small stream the serious uphill begins. The trail becomes quite rocky in places, with some big boulders thrown in as a challenge. Do the loop counter clockwise - I'd rather scramble up rocks than down them. The view from the vista point is rewarding. The hike is short, with enough uphill to get the heart thumping and a good view. I found it delightful!

backpacking
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Incredible trail with varying difficulties all throughout. 9/17 - 9/22 with a day break at World's End SP. I wished I didn't take a break since I did it by myself, I felt like I was just wasting time at World's End. I wouldn't trust mile markers. After a while I just assumed that I was at least an eighth or a quarter mile behind what the mile marker said. Great shoes and poles are a must! There were handful of muddy trails that made me wish I had hiking boots instead of trail runners. Many primitive camp site options every 5 to 10 miles. I stayed at all the potential campsites mentioned in the trail guide book and they were all excellent with fire rings and close proximity to water source. So many breathtaking vistas! I can't wait to go back to see all the beautiful parts of the trail and fully enjoy it. If you are starting from western end, you can leave your car/gear at Little bear creek road lot. Walk 1.5 miles to the trail head, and do the most difficult part of the trail without your gear as you'll pass the parking lot after about 4 miles in the trail. I highly encourage doing this as the first few miles will absolutely kick your butt. With AT&T I had spotty signals for first day or two then absolutely nothing until I was about 4~5 miles from finish. At World's End they have a public phone that you can either make collect call (landline only no cell#) or use calling card. At ranger station, the lady was nice enough to let me use the office phone to let my wife know that I was doing ok. Be prepared! and enjoy!

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

I have hiked 2 sections of this incredible trail. This trail offers the challenge of everything you would hope and more. It will kick your ass and offer tranquility. The ridges are beautiful, the vistas are breathtaking, tons of water spots to cool off and recharge, the pinnacles are so very different atop each mountain. I love this area and it is a gem in PA. Be sure to wear great socks and boots, the trail is at times rocky and very slippery.

hiking
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Definitely not an easy trail depending on your experience. This was more like moderate trail for my family. We were advised to take the Upper Rd to go up and Lower to come down. Glad we did. Just slow and steady with lots of water to get to the Vista and slow and careful for the various terrains for the descent. We enjoyed this hike.

backpacking
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Excellent backpacking trail. Completed the entire trail in five days, with one those days used to rest in Worlds End SP. Saw a lot of wildlife including black bear and timber rattlesnakes. Many great overlooks and is a great cross section of a Pennsylvania back country forest.
I have day hiked many portions of the trail several times. The section from below High Knob into Worlds End SP is good as well as challenging.
Recommend doing the whole thing if you get a chance. West to east.

backpacking
Friday, June 30, 2017

This was an amazing hike with views. Mile for mile definitely one of the best hikes I've been on. It was difficult and I would recommend to anyone and would go back myself. Miles 30-45 were my favorite along with the final two mile stretch. Gorgeous!!!!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

I did this trail solo in three days...cut five miles off at the end by skipping world's end because I injured my knee on mile four.

This trail does not follow a Ridgeline, it cuts across many ridge lines so you are constantly either descending or ascending. The terrain was pretty challenging as well. I do remember it was very beautiful but I would never hike this in its entirety again (but maybe that's more because Im more of a day tripper)

backpacking
Friday, June 02, 2017

This trail has everything an experienced backpacker would enjoy! From the views to the waterfalls and all the bird songs to keep the morale up along the way. It's one of PA finest trails around.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Did the trail about a month ago. The trail book is a big help, but you will not have to worry a bit about lack of blazing. The mileage on the blazing isn't always correct, but it's forgivable. Campsites are plentiful and some can support 3-4 tents. Water is also plentiful. It's a tough trail with more than a few hard sections. All in all, it's more than worth it.

backpacking
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Excellent place for backpacking! Absolutely gorgeous forest.

backpacking
Saturday, December 03, 2016

Who writes the descriptions of these trails? Loyalsock is a 59.2 mile trail, point to point. There is a loop option that is 22.9 miles. I have done the entire loop and about 15-20 miles of the thru hike on top of that, spent 6 nights and 7 days exploring the trail. It's absolutely gorgeous. They have so many primitive campsite setups with awesome fire pits and seats made out of rocks or stones.

So many different terrains it's unbelievable. Waterfalls, rivers, ponds, mossy areas, piney areas! This hike will kick your ass and take your breath away. Probably one of the best, most challenging options in the entire tri-state area. I would have gone crazy this summer had I not found this hike, as I am from the Canadian Rockies, and really missed the satisfaction of conquering mountains, and solitude the forest offers.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Went hiking with my dog, great times and beautiful sights!

hiking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

love!!!! moderate- rock & climbing!!!

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

absolutely love loyalsock trail. even the loop trails are amazing. I still wanna do the whole 59 miles thru. so far just overnights or 2 nights all along the trail. love it though!

hiking
Monday, March 07, 2016

Me and my boyfriend and dog just finished the first half of this trail from the trailhead at Route 87 to Dry Run Road (around 30 miles so half). This trail is very difficult in many areas and has a lot A LOT of mild to difficult stream crossings and much elevation change in short distances. Even for regular backpackers like us we only accomplished 15 miles in the first day and we started at 9 am. I also want to clarify the we carried a backpacking GPS for mileage and the mile markers on the trail and in the Loyalsock Trail Guide are not accurate. We noticed this in the first 10 miles. It is disheartening and should be fixed. Having said that we will return and finish the other half soon. Very intense trail in central PA! Not for the weak willed!

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