DISTANCE
11.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
823 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

backpacking
9 months ago

This trail is a little rough on the feet with some of the fist sized rocks that have been used on the trail. I was carrying my backpack ~20lbs with me. If you start this loop going clockwise, the last couple of miles are steady uphills and burn your energy fast on them rocks. There are a couple of streams on the last third of the trail that I filled up at and took a good break. If you were interested in camping somehwere around here, there looks to be some good spots that others have used and set camp fires up. The view is beautiful. It was a perfect day weather wise and you could see Jim Thorpe in the distance clear as day. There was a train puffing down below and some nice hikers, too. All in all, I had fun. This was my first pretty long hike in a good while. Will be going for more.