Butternut Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Forksville, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.1 miElevation gain577 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyScramble
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Users recommend doing this hike counter clockwise.

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Tammy Smith
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HikingIcyRockySnow

The hike was OK. It took about an hour, and this was with some snow and ice on the ground. The vista was nice, but nothing breathtaking. Definitely some steep sections and rocky at times, but wouldn’t considerate it difficult.

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Tyler Ribble
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HikingGreat!IcyScramble

It was a steep and icy climb up! Make sure you’ve got on good boots and poles. I was pleasantly surprised with LTE service at the top! Was a fun quick hike.

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Grace Fisher
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HikingBlowdownIcyOff trailRockyScrambleSnow

I’m honestly surprised this trail is rated “moderate” compared to other moderate trails I have done, I would rate it difficult. Most of it is uphill, intensely uphill and climbing tree roots and boulders

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Lori Chamberlain
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. The rock scrambles were a little icy but not too difficult. Lovely hike for a sunny winters day

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Brian B
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HikingPrivate property

Great quiet trail near worlds end. Never knew it existed! Cool views and a little scrambly, but worth it.

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Robyn Barebo
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HikingGreat!Muddy

Great trail! Like everyone says take the upper road and go counter clockwise first! There were spots of very deep mud covered with leaves. Keep an eye out for that otherwise - it’s a beautiful hike!

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Zakk Snyder
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Hiking

Like many others have said hiking this trail counterclockwise is best. It was a nice trail but lots of leaves on the path that made it slippery. Definitely would be a better hike to do in the spring.

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Garrett Boon
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Hiking

Markers very visible which makes it nice for new hikers. Leaves made it pretty slippery and hard to see your footings

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Lauren Miller
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HikingRocky

We went up the upper and down the lower trail. ITrail was rocky and with some nice elevation gain in the beginning, not too steep. There was one section around the halfway point that was very rocky and tough to get through. Some sections were also quite narrow. A bit disappointed the waterfall was just a few drops as we had so little rain. Also the leaves make it tough to see all the rocks you could step on.

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Harold Craig
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Hiking

Great Trail! A little scramble, not too difficult.

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Allison Mcdonald
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Hiking

a pretty exhausting little loops. definitely go on the lower trail to start, will make the hike that much easier. the view is pretty spectacular in the fall. very little traffic, almost had the trail to our selves.

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Kenneth Stroud
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Great view from the vista. The lower part of the loop has very steep and rocky sections. I would rate that section as hard to difficult.

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Kristen Moore
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HikingRockyScramble
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Cranston Shearer
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Saiyed Ahmad
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We did trail clock wise. It was rocky and quite slippery at some places. At age 80 years, I found the trail moderate to difficult. The water fall was dry. We took about 3 hours to complete it.

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Carlin Nasiatka
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

I didn’t quite expect that level of difficulty, I went counter clockwise and whew, it was a good workout! Sweating hard to reach the vista that was totally worth it. Not a long hike, but the stream bed was dried up. I can imagine it would be really cool if it was flowing.

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Christian Barlow
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HikingScramble

I’m a 66 year-old occasional hiker. Did the Trail with my son and two granddaughters aged 11 and 16. Although we did have a good outing, the trail is a bit of a brute. We were glad when we were done. Counterclockwise on the loop is the way to go. Beware the section from where you bear left on the lower road and all the way to the vista is difficult! Steady sometimes steep uphill over a very rocky trail. The vista was a good reward. Would I do it again? Maybe in the spring when the water is running and the waterfalls are active. The stream beds were dry when we did it.

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