Forest Trail

HARD 20 reviews

Forest Trail is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Murdocksville, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,066 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

Got off Lake trail when it crossed the forest trail. About a half mile it the trail just ended I the middle of the woods.....we were looking for a trail but were unable to find it. Ended up making our own which did eventually get us back on the trail. Lots of overgrowth, poorly marked signage and downed trees to climb over. Then had to walk on the road because there were signs of a detour for the trail. Come to find out that part of the trail was open!!!! Never again! Lake is great for kayaking but that particular trail is horrible for hiking. I’ll go back to McConnell’s Mill or Moraine .... those are much nicer and more scenic!

2 months ago

I did the little 5 mile-ish loop someone else mentioned out of Sioux campground, West till it ends on Nichol road, then southeast on Nichol to Wetlands, and back up the hill to camp on Heron.
All really easy minus one uphill on Forest near the end, and Heron had some sharp elevation gain at the bottom.
A little grown over in spots, but hiking poles made everything easily passable.
Wetlands trail was by far my favorite part, no beaver sighting, but, lots of ducks, huge Muskie jumped out of the pond above the dam. Rest of the loop had good variation of forest growth, but no real sights aside from a cool little fern grove.

2 months ago

Hiked this along with most of the Heritage Trail in March and then again in May. Trail was overgrown with vegetation in May especially the section west of Rt. 18. The vegetation really tore up my legs, I would suggest wearing longer pants if doing this trail west of 18 in spring/summer. Several down trees in different areas. Definitely one of the most secluded and challenging hikes you'll get within a 40 minute drive of the Pittsburgh area.

4 months ago

Bridge down and signage to follow detour was hard. We walked around for 30 minutes before finding the right path. Wear bright colors! This trail goes through a hunting area. Overall great hike!

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4 months ago

Did a small portion of this trail. Created a loop that included the Wetlands Trail, Forest Trail, and Heron Trail - possibly a short portion of the Palomino Trail. Made for about a 5 mile loop. Great trail - well marked, good sights and challgenging! Will do again!

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8 months ago

Great trail. Lots of steep climbs and large trees fallen across the path but I loved it.

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8 months ago

Decent hike... completed the out and back,...
Trail was marked very well and easy to navigate.

10 months ago

Dogs allowed?

Friday, August 04, 2017

Definitely a challenge. Went out and back for the full 13ish Miles. Great Hike, a lot of altitude changes and fun stuff to look at. Great trail overall.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

it has 2 backpacker camping areas with 5 shelters at each location and tenting sites. very nice

Monday, April 10, 2017

Very muddy at the time, lots of ups and downs, but very nice sights

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