Bog and Indian & Moss-Hanne Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Bog and Indian & Moss-Hanne Trail is a 14.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Philipsburg, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

14.8 miles
570 feet
Out & Back

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Directions from Philipsburg, PA: Travel SR 504 east about 9 miles to the state park. Once you enter the park, turn right on West Side Drive. Take it to the very end where there is an overlook spot and trailhead for the Moss-Hanne Trail.

1 month ago

Great trail overall. The bugs were pretty bad, and I forgot spray. The trail was well maintained and marked.

1 month ago

Easy trail. Very grown in currently. Wear pants or a ton of bug spray. Wear waterproof shoes/boots. Saw 8 deer and no people on a Sunday in June. I would increase the rating if it weren't so densely packed with ferns and high grass.

2 months ago

Beautiful and peaceful

4 months ago

Beautiful trail great for birding and other wildlife viewing.

9 months ago

Great Trail! Combine few others for 13 mile loop.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

We hiked the trail into a loop (10.69 mi). might want to take waterproof shoes/boots. Plenty of wildlife to see. Little bridges at certain points (newer). Pretty easy trail. 4 hours at a 3.7 pace

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Despite being sedentary and in our early 50s, My wife and I hike the 12-mile (more or less) Moss-Hanne Trail at Black Moshannon State Park every year. The terrain is uneven and in the Spring can be very wet, but it is relatively secluded, has great scenery, and has the potential to expose you to much wildlife (yes, that rustling in the bushes may very well be a black bear sow, whose cubs are up a tree not far ahead of you!). This is a combination light woods and bog trail and despite what the official park map (or Becky Conner) might tell you is indeed a LOOP TRAIL... you just need to travel a mile or three along lightly-traveled back roads to connect the ends. One year we had the pleasure of getting caught in a torrential rainstorm, while we were still 3 miles from our vehicle (parked near the boat rental). The sky was so black we could barely see, the wind was gusting to 50 mph, the dog was thoroughly panicked, AND we all had a great time.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Trail Type: Point to Point OR Out and Back (THIS IS NOT A LOOP)
Trail Length: DCNR says 7.7miles Point to Point
Parking: You can start at either end of the trail... Parking Option 1: Boat Launch and Mooring #3 Parking Option 2: Parking Lot at Beaver Road & Shirks Road Intersection

AWESOME HIKE - Just do your research before going...Best bet: Take two cars and park one at start and one at finish

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Just hiked this. Trail needs a little work, with a few trees fallen across the trail. Started at Beaver rd. looks like that area got hit micro wind blast. One spot got off trail, knew I was off. Even went back to where I was on last and still didn't find almost 180 degree turn. Almost 12 miles to get back to truck.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Great hike for families with small children. Trail passes through many micro-environments, from swamp, to evergreen forest, to lakeside meadow. Mostly flat. Visually stunning. In good weather, ideal for landscape painting or photography.

3 months ago

Thursday, July 20, 2017

trail running
Tuesday, July 05, 2016