The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first highways in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers. Today, visitors enjoy the sand beach, picnicking and the educational programs. The 720-acre Yellow Creek Lake is a destination for boaters and anglers. The lake and park are an important rest stop for migrating birds. The park is named for Yellow and Little Yellow creeks, which create the lake. The creeks have lots of yellow clay in the banks and bottoms.

mountain biking
1 day ago

Great single track that is well maintained. The full loop is a bit more than 20 miles not 13.8. There are some challenging rock gardens near the end by the Boy Scout camp. It may not seem like much, but with nearly 2000 feet of climbing already in, your legs are begging for mercy by the time you get to the roots and rocks of the last bit of trail. The high points are, crossing the dam in which you must put your bike on your shoulder and make your way across ankle to knee high water. Then, nearing the end you’ll run up against a challenging rock garden with massive boulders. You’ll ride from one boulder to the next to get to the finish. The trail will come out from the woods and ends at the highway. So you’ll ride down from there to the entrance of the park. I’d like to see better signs and indicators for the trails, other than that I loved it.

mountain biking
14 days ago

My family rode part of this trail today. We started at the boat launch near the Boy Scout camp. We rode to the damn and then down to the water. The trail appeared to cross the water and go up the other side. We were with our 11 and 12 year olds and stopped to play in the water a bit and on the rocks at the base of the damn. We did not cross the stream and continue on the trail. It was a nice trail, mostly shaded. There were a few hills, nothing very steep. It was not very technical where we were. The path was wide most of the way. The trail from the top of the damn down to the stream was through tall grass. When we returned to the parking lot at the boat launch our children fished. They caught \blue gills and a couple of Perch. There is a small playground with swings and restrooms at the boat launch parking area.

on Yellow Creek Loop

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

come here often with my children. Easy hiking with a few challenging elements but nothing a motivated kid can't overcome. Very photogenic area in any weather. It's a great rainy day trail. Highly recommend. Posted a few pics from last visit, check'im out.

hiking
Monday, September 30, 2013

First trail I ever hiked on. This is part of Yellow Creek State Park.

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