backpacking
6 months ago

We went for an overnight backpacking trip this weekend, expecting snow and rain.We got halfway up green mountain right before the plateau and the trees were so overgrown we had to crawl to keep on the trail. Finally got near the plateau and the trees were so close together that a human body could not push through. I wonder when the last time anyone maintained this route. The creek was beautiful and we had a good time camping despite not being able to finish the trail due to overgrown plants.

secluded narrow wet

backpacking
7 months ago

Completed this trail in December 2017 as a one night backpacking trip. Overall a nice trail. Not too taxing, and some decent vistas at the apex of the climb. The trail is overgrown in places, so be prepared to deal with some possibly wet foliage. Navigation was mildly tricky in a few spots, but less than obvious turns are pretty consistently marked with either cairns or, in a couple of spots, orange paint.

Great trail, definitely going back in the summer. Ì went 11/11/17 . Started at 9:40am finished at 6:20pm. Did all 20 miles, started at the suspension bridge off rt 72. Made my way down to the fork in the trail (left will take you up the mountain, right will take you along the creek). Ì took the creek way where you have to walk across the creek 4 times. After Ì crossed the 4th time Ì was 8 miles into the trail and headed up the mountain. The trail up the mountain wasn’t bad, just steep, but going down was rough on my knees due to the loose rocks. But Ì made it back down to the fork and headed back to my jeep. Ìf you’re planning on doing this in a day Ì suggest bringing : a head lamp: sandals : extra socks : waterproof case for your phone : and your basic hiking necessities. Ì had no service at all, but this app did track my location on the trail the whole time.

backpacking
10 months ago

A little swampy 1/2 mile in during spring but still an awesome hike loved the camp after the creek crossing

hiking
10 months ago

This is a beautiful hike along Otter Creek. We started at the swinging bridge near Rt 72 parking area and hiked upstream for a couple of miles. The trail follows an old logging road grade and is fairly easy. There are plenty of spots to stop for a swim or wading in the creek.

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

We hiked 16 miles of this trail starting at Mylius trail head. Shavers Mountain and Green Mountain trails were so overgrown with Rhododendrons that you couldn't see the step in front of you. Very difficult and technical. Wear pants. Walk through tons of briars, poison ivy and black raspberry vines. Walked or rather ran by a rattlesnake. Best part was Otter Creek when we could see it and the trails take you back and forth over the creek at least 6 times. I attached a pic of the rattlesnake. Also saw bear tracks. No signs or numbers on trails. Only carins to guide you on occasion.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

I love this trail. So much to see and the scenery is amazing. Great hike.

hiking
Monday, October 21, 2013

4.1 miles 2hours Leisurely
horses not recommended

Moore Run is NOT OPEN from april to august due to flooding from beaver dams

hiking
Monday, October 21, 2013

3.9 miles
2hours
this trail folows the crest of McGowan Mt from Moore run to the headwaters of Yellow Creek. it the follows Yellow Creek down to yellow creek trail

hiking
4 months ago

Saturday, August 05, 2017

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

trail running
Wednesday, April 01, 2015