Butternut Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Butternut Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly 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.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 574 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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15 days ago

I completed this trail mid-August with a friend, and while we enjoyed the hike, it certainly should not be classified as an easy trail. We wanted a short easy loop to stretch our legs after a 2.5 hour car ride, before tackling a more challenging trail the next day. The first half mile is a steady and steep incline. There is one creek crossing (although no water when we went), a few steep sections, and a very rocky section on the way down. The vista has a great view, and the hike was very enjoyable.

1 month ago

Moderate but lightly trafficked loop. Very rocky and a little overgrown through the woods to a decent viewpoint. Definitely recommend doing the Lower Rd to Upper Rd, unless you want some really good cardio!

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6 months ago

3/9/19- Gorgeous sunny day and moderate comfortable temps of 40°-45°. Trail was great, but slightly challenging due to snow/ice covered areas. Micro spikes are a very good suggestion this time of year for the next few weeks. A hiker should be always mindful of step and footing placement due to snow melt effects. Sound looking patches of snow deceivingly are not stable and a stretch of trail along lower loop does not have trees or supporting rocks to guard against a steep drop and trail access is very narrow here right now. Use caution, but only due to winter like conditions. In dryer, warmer weather it is not an issue. Slightly Rocky section from lower loop to Vista but very beautiful reward for this easy to moderate loop. Perfect quick day outing trail to spend time with friends and family taking in our local forest beauty❣️ Enjoy

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8 months ago

I'm not sure about this being an "easy" trail, more on the moderate side. Fun forest hike with a small stream. No real overlook or views except for some small gaps through the trees. Watch out for snakes.

8 months ago

Fun trail. Watch your step at times, especially with all the wet leaves.

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11 months ago

Pretty good trail. gets very muddy after a lot of rain. enjoyed the hike and the vista

11 months ago

Great hike! Recommend traversing clockwise taking the upper around to lower! Not for the inexperienced or young children! Moderately difficult trail! Awesome vista and due to recent rainfall lots of water and waterfalls! 1 1/2 to 2 hour round trip!

Friday, July 20, 2018

One of my favorites at world's end. the mileage isn't bad and there is some fun rock formations, some scramble areas but very enjoyable.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Definitely not an easy trail depending on your experience. This was more like moderate trail for my family. We were advised to take the Upper Rd to go up and Lower to come down. Glad we did. Just slow and steady with lots of water to get to the Vista and slow and careful for the various terrains for the descent. We enjoyed this hike.

Monday, June 08, 2015

The last half of the trail is walking through a rock path and fairly steep with a couple switchbacks. A bit of a workout.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

I just completed this trail after doing High Rock. I would not have rated this easy/moderate but moderate/difficult since after taking the upper road you find yourself going down the mountain over rock covered trails and paths no more the 2' wide with a steep slope on the one side in a lot of spots. Each trail is certainly a great workout!

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