Cedar Creek Park: Gorge Trail Loop Trail

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Cedar Creek Park: Gorge Trail Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

2 months ago

Pretty trail but we missed the gorge. I think we needed to take the sharp uphill left after the 2nd bridge. We continued straight and ended up on private property.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
5 months ago

nice trails. fun Creek hikes.

trail running
6 months ago

Staying on the lower level of the gorge trail makes for an easy run.. take it up a notch by looping around to the left after the second suspension bridge and head up the hill! Killer leg workout!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail. Very enjoyable and peaceful.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice little trail.

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Nice secluded trail, you can take some off the trail paths to make it a little harder.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

nice trail. a little difficult on the back end but it was great scenery!

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nice trail! very muddy with all the rain! Make sure to wear the right footwear- we saw people in flip flops and bare feet ankle deep in mud!!
When you get towards the end, the trail takes a turn to difficult when you try and climb down to the falls. It is basically a vertical drop. Impossible to navigate with children - we were bummed. But still a 5 star trail!

mountain biking
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Mountain biking a little rough on this trail. More of hiking trail. Steps to the bridges made it a little tricky on the bike

hiking
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Just completed this today following a snow storm in 6-8 inches of snow. The first half along the creek was level and very pretty with all the snow and icicles along the gorge. After the second suspension bridge I made a left up the hill to complete the loop which in the snow was a little grueling but not bad. The view from the top of the gorge was well worth the climb although as other have mentioned it can be hard to find the trail. Once at the open field I was able to find red circular blazes just past a no motorized vehicles sign and found my way back to the car. The last hundred yards or so is a steep descent but even in the snow I got down it now problem. The entire loop as I did it is actually 4 miles not what's listed here. Surprisingly nice and scenic area for a county park, would recommend it to anyone.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Beautiful foliage today - nice easy hike

hiking
Friday, October 09, 2015

not marked well, pretty little trail runs along the cedar creek

hiking
Friday, November 21, 2014

Scenic short hike especially during Spring when Cedar Creek is flowing swiftly and the wildflowers are in bloom. First segment of the hike, the trail follows Cedar Creek upstream and is flat with two suspension bridge crossings. Upon crossing the second bridge the trail begins a climb up the ridge to return you back to where you started. This section of trail is a bit more rugged with scenic views of the valley and stream and the trail you were just on. Numerous trails branch off onto a farm above, stay alert to remain on main trail. No signage or blaze marks to guide you. End of this segment is a steep downgrade slope back to the parking area.

hiking
Sunday, May 12, 2013

Great scenery. Can be a bit buggy during the summer hours. Mid spring offers more blooms than one can count. Right along the GAP biking trail and near some camping sites as well as towns to stock for through hiking/biking. A good lay-over hike while on the Allegany Passage.

hiking
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This is a very nice little trail that I've hiked more times than I can remember. The scenery in Cedar Creek Gorge is much prettier than you'd expect for a trail in a county park.

Staying on the lower part of the loop makes the trail and easy out-and-back. Scenery along the lower part of the loop includes Cedar Creek and the gorge walls. Including the upper part of the loop in your hike adds some difficulty, especially after a rain when the trail is muddy, and provides views of the creek below.

To make the hike a bit longer, park at the organized group campground in the park and follow the Youghiogheny River Trail west to the gorge trail. This makes the round trip about three miles.