Brush Ridge Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Brush Ridge Trail is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clearville, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1069 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A point to point trail that connects King's Gap Environmental Center to Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Several scenic overlooks, plenty of mountain laurel, creek crossings, and historical landmarks.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

camping
Friday, June 13, 2014

Nice prep hike for Philmont.

hiking
Thursday, August 16, 2012

This was an extremely easy trail to follow. We parked just below Kings Gap Environmental Education Center after getting a description of the trail from a ranger. The trail starts at the trail head marked for Maple Hollow and Scenic Vista trails. Follow Scenic Vist trail heads until it splits off to the right. You'll continue straight ahead following the yellow blazes. There are a few spots where the blazes are basically in the middle of an intersection which was annoying, but common sense proved to be all that we needed and we'd see another yellow blaze down the path we'd chosen.

Maybe 1.5 miles in, the trail crosses Ridge Rd. Just as the ranger said, it looks a little confusing, but just walk across the rd and it will be clear where the trail starts off from again.

We combined this hike with a walk past Fuller Lake onto the Appalachian Trail and a visit to Pole Steeple above Laurel Lake before hiking back along Cold Springs Rd before retracing our steps for the last 1.5 miles to our car. Buck Ridge itself is 6 miles one way. We ended up hiking around 14.8 (including the two miles we hitch hiked to avoid getting stuck in the woods at nightfall.)