Canyon Vista Trail

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Canyon Vista Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Forksville, Pennsylvania that features a river 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.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

6 days ago

the view was so rewarding

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1 month ago

Beautiful day for exploring this trail. I parked at the family campground and hiked counter clockwise... either way is going to be a lot of uphill but I think this way was less brutal on the ascent. There are two great vistas and lots of rock gardens are boulders along the way to explore. It was a bit muddy today so the hiking boots were definitely a wise choice. This is the most blazed happy trail I’ve ever seen, there must be 400 trail markers in the 4.3 mile loop!

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3 months ago

forksville general store! always have good finds at a general store.

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5 months ago

Went there in the beginning of November. Stayed at Worlds End Family Campground and hiked right off our site. Wound up being about 4 miles, and some parts were very steep, but it was well worth the view! Be sure to check out the rock garden to the right of the view- there’s one behind the parking lot as well.

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7 months ago

Parked at family campground so hike ended up being 4 miles. Can be steep in some parts but I enjoyed the many switchbacks and rocky terrain. Can be wet and muddy in some areas after rain because of the streams that run down the mountain.

8 months ago

Great little hike. The vista is a little hard to see mid-season when everything is overgrown

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8 months ago

Great hike, first time for my children ages 6-15. Rock garden on top makes it worthwhile and the trail along the creek for some rock hopping at the end was very enjoyable. Just enough up/down and gradual terrain to allow us to move at a consistent pace.

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10 months ago

Had a free day so drove up from central PA Easy to find trailhead. Park near family camping entrance.
Ascends quickly then undulates in the forest. Change in temp, foliage moss ferns and mushrooms plus imposing beautiful stone along the way.
Nice lookout over the creek canyon. Preview at " Warren's window" part way up is just as lovely as top

Did not see ANY other hikers- yes Thursday 10 am but it is midsummer.

One draw back. - Close to road 20% of the time even at viewpoint
There is a road to the top

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10 months ago

This loop is 4 miles and well marked and well maintained. Part of the trail follows the loyal sock creek which is very nice to sit at after your hike. We will definetely return in the fall

10 months ago

trail was definitely more like 4.5 miles, very steep at times and i would consider it more difficult. we did it in about 3 hours and would definitely do it again!

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11 months ago

Good hike but was HARD!

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Beautiful fall hike. A good mix of flat and uphill terrain without being too exhausting. Gorgeous view from the top.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Started at the visitor center and used the Link Trail to meet up to main trail. Nice hike, nice view of the fall foliage. The climbs were not too bad but not for the new hiker.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

World's End Park and Canyon Trail are beautiful. The trail was clearly marked and the vistas were amazing. We thought the trail was difficult at times. Rocky and lots of roots. It was worth it.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Trail was not well maintained but marked exceptionally well. The view at the top was beautiful. The trail went through groups of rocks that was very cool. At the end it is a beautiful walk along the creek. Great hike!

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Saw a couple of deer.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Spectacular views makes the moderate hike up there. The Rock Garden is just across from the Vista. We day-hike this trail starting from creek at World's End following the banks of the creek. You will stay on the LT/Link Loop Yellow Trail until you come to an intersection and turn right (Blue) this a nice even trail. You will ascend to Canyon Vista.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

We just hiked this trail yesterday (4/13/14) and it was gorgeous. This is one of my favorite day hikes. It has plenty of difficult spots, but none of them are so lengthy that you are wiped out after. This trail gives you everything. There are great views throughout the hike including vistas, rock formations, streams, and the Loyalsock creek which included a few waterfalls at this time of year.

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Went in March so still plenty of ice and snow on the trail. Beautiful view from the top but relied heavily on my walking stick to make it back down in all the snow. Saw two other hikers on the trail. Will look forward to going back in the summertime.

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