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Cowanshannock Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kittanning, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 104 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest River
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This trail is also known as Buttermilk Falls. A mostly flat trail, the majority made of small gravel. A very pleasant walk along the creek with many small trails branching down to the water with a few swimming holes and a rope swing. There is a nice big parking lot, multiple benches, and some bags/cans for garbage at various points.

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Brad Yaksich
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Walking

Nice easy trail. Good for all fitness levels. The steam is beautiful. Like other have said there is trash in spots. But it’s not everywhere, you just hate to see it.

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Derek Orr
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Hiking
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Pat Carfagna
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HikingBlowdown

I hiked this trail on August 8, 2020, with my son. Overall, it is a good trail that is mostly flat and wide. The scenery adjacent to the parking area for the Armstrong Trail is very nice. However, the trash at the waterfall area is very bad. You would think we are living in a third world country. It does take away from the experience quite a bit. Additionally, the "waterfall" is more of a cascade. The stream is very nice but not much of a waterfall to speak of. A lot of folks confuse this Buttermilk Falls with the one that is in Indiana County. That one is 60 ft tall, not a cascade. I gave it 3 stars since the trash took away a lot from my experience.

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Chris O'Donnell
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Hiking

A beautiful trail. Well maintained, however there is always trash. The trail meanders slightly uphill as you follow the cascading stream on your right. Nice place to sit on the rocks at the end!

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Eric Miller
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Hiking

Very relaxing trail, the dog loved it to!

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Emmett Newsome
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HikingBugs

Very nice trail beautiful falls.

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Ashley Miskow
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Hiking

Easy gravel trail for a quick hour walk. Trilliums but also too much litter! Many people.

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Andy Barnett
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Casey R
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Hiking
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A truly nice, easy trail following a very pretty creek. It looks like it would be a good spot to take a dip in the hot months. You could probably get a stroller along most of it. It wasn't too bad litter wise, but my friends and I went there to do a trash pick-up so it's even cleaner now!!! Definitely a great local spot, I'll be back.

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Lexi Atwood
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Hiking
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Craig Leary
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Walking
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Megan Zrimsek
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Hiking
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Ben Martin
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Mountain biking
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Jim Silliman
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Mountain biking
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Meagan Greygor
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Hiking
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Kelsi Wren
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Hiking
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Stefan Lundberg
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Douglas Sears
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Hiking
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Morgana Ripp
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Running
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Marie Smith
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Hiking
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Robin Sloan
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Hiking
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Joseph Stone
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