Baker Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Baker Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ford City, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
734 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

We went for hike on the Laurel Trail (Blue blaze). We were impressed with how well maintained the trail was in the beginning. Towards the end, the blue trail veered off to the left side which we got off the trail to a private road. We missed the blue blaze indicating us to climb the hill. That part of the trail was not maintained. We did see Mountain Laurel on the white blaze trail near where the boy scouts camp. There were no water fountains for us to get a drink. Luckily, we packed our own water.

30 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

This map is just showing a very short section of The Baker Trail. Although this is probably one of the prettier sections. The Baker Trail is around 136 miles long in its entirety. There are some long road sections, mainly in the middle. The southern end of the trail is located just off Route 356 near Freeport with the northern end in the Allegheny National Forest. Every year in August The Rachel Carson Conservancy holds a 50 Mile Ultra-marathon on a section of this trail. If your looking for a challenge, try completing a 50 mile race in 14 hours on this trail. Do all three sections (north, central, and south) and receive a very cool medal.

hiking
8 months ago

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I enjoyed 70% of it. The trail goes off and on road, it kinda feels like you're walking someone's backyard because of the houses around the trail. But overall it's an easy hike to do, again not that exciting though.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

hiking
Friday, September 26, 2014