Fred Woods Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Emporium, Pennsylvania and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 301 feet Route Type: Loop

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rocky
4 days ago

Great trail with daughters (18 and 10). Some parts were pretty muddy and there were a few places where you had to navigate through a very rocky path. Also one area, about .3 miles, was extremely narrow and overgrown. I highly recommend tick spray and hiking boots

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muddy
29 days ago

Went on this trail on Sunday. It was a good little hike with a rock garden and a nice view. It was a little muddy but not terrible. Walking through the Little Rock-like tunnel was fun and it was nice and cool inside. We didn’t get to see any animals but we passed some people saying they saw some snakes.

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muddy
1 month ago

Really enjoyed our hike this weekend with our dog! As others have said, it's a little rough getting to the top of the mountain via Mason Hill Rd. Best suited for trucks and not my dinky sedan. The trail itself is wonderful -- a bit muddy at the moment. We had to climb through the brush a number of times to avoid soaking our shoes. Note that you'll run into quarantine hikers on the weekend if you're planning this trip soon. The rock formations were awesome and we had a lot of fun exploring them. Additionally, the loop was longer than we expected. Signs marking the length contradicted each other, so I'm curious as to how long this trail actually is.

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rocky
snow
1 month ago

Mason Hill Rd can be a little sketchy on a few sections getting to the trailhead. Other than the drive up, the rest is amazing. Well blazed trail. Mostly flat with lots to enjoy. Spend some time exploring the rock formations!! I didn't this time but will next time for sure. Had nice views of snow capped mountains from the vistas on Sunday.

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muddy
1 month ago

This might be my new favorite trail. It’s short and flat but has a great payoff with 2 beautiful vistas and a really great rock garden. I enjoyed every step of this trail!

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3 months ago

This was a great trail!! Flat, easy walking... with a vista, ridge line views.. and a rock garden maze you don’t want to miss!

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snow
4 months ago

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snow
4 months ago

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5 months ago

Super awesome trail with neat rocks, do the loop has done good outlooks.

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rocky
8 months ago

Trail was pretty, marked well. Wasn’t too buggy. Saw lots of chipmunks and some deer.

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8 months ago

Nice mellow hike. Two beautiful vistas. Rock city is pretty unique and maybe the best part. Also, don't miss bucktail vista on the road up. If you are in the area this trail is worth doing if you are looking for a beautiful pleasant hike. Pretty flat, but enough distance to make it feel like you got some exercise.

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8 months ago

Great trail that was mostly flat with some pretty views and rock formations. Some dense wooded areas but also lots of open areas with ferns everywhere. Very nice walking trail with some rocks. Highly recommend this as a non-strenuous, enjoyable trail.

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8 months ago

What a nice trail. Well maintained and marked. An easy walk with nice views at the vistas, I wish the lighting was better I would’ve liked to take pictures of the huge rock formations. Overall a great way to spend a couple hours.

Two amazing vistas, the rock garden is an amazing must see sight. Trail was very well marked.

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10 months ago

Really amazing hike, rock formations are stunning. would have given 5 stars but parking isn't easy or very big spot and some huckleberry sections really need trimming as they are overgrown on trail. i was lucky enough to see 1 beautiful large yellow timber rattlesnake as well. overall fun trail!

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11 months ago

Great vista and rock formations. Easy trail and pretty flat. There are some wet spots and it was overgrown in a couple spots but overall no issues whatsoever.

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muddy
11 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trail. Over grown in one very small section. As pretty as the vistas are the rock garden won my heart. So neat. Will definitely be back.

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Fri May 17 2019

Great trail with some great views.Trail is well marked

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Sun Jan 13 2019

Will try again. Easy trekking... unfortunately we started our day to late and was running out of daylight... so we opted to turn back and venture out another day.

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Sat Jan 12 2019

Should be a great hike... just need to get moving earlier. Deciding to go hiking after lunch... would be great if your hike is in your backyard.

Sun Sep 02 2018

We had such a good time on this hike. The trails were well marked, had beautiful scenery, was quiet, and saw quite a few deer. The dog loved it too. There were two lookouts to see some valleys and some rock formations that were fun to explore.

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Sun Sep 02 2018

We enjoyed this hike.

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Thu Aug 16 2018

Nice hike. Trail was well marked and well traveled on this Sunday afternoon. Definitely, take the rock loop trail to experience the geologic features of the trail.

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Sat Jul 07 2018

Great trail! We did the whole loop. Around 6 miles. Would definitely recommend and also come back to do it again!

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Fri Jul 06 2018

Awesome views! The trail is in great shape.

Fri May 11 2018

amazing views , cool rock formations, and clearly marked. Saw plenty of wildlife. Be mindful where you are stepping, and be on guard for timber rattlesnakes . Great hike, and to add to it's appeal, we saw noone else on the trail! can't wait to do it again!

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