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Glacier Ridge Trail is a 17.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Portersville, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 17.2 mi Elevation gain 2,719 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Backpacking Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Lake Partially paved River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
Waypoints (5)
  • 1

    Jennings Environmental Center

    41.00824, -80.00432

  • 2

    Barkley Road Trailhead

    40.98160, -80.02521

  • 3

    Snowmobile Trailhead

    40.97141, -80.03177

  • 4

    Link Road Shelters

    40.97206, -80.09525

  • 5

    Bike Trail and Rentals

    40.97400, -80.12801

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Reviews (133)
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Completed (198)
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Jeffrey Pajer
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Hiking

This is a trail I think I broke myself I can’t see any sign of a marker or anything anywhere on the trail but it’s very nice you can go on a loop through the park and way up on the hill

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Amie Adams
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Forrest McConville
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S Chapman
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Nice trail

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Jess Gander
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Someone stayed "unremarkable" and I would say that was very accurate. Nice walk in the woods, but nothing too exciting. Overall enjoyed my time but probably won't be back to it.

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David Peffer
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HikingMuddy

Started out at McDaniels launch and hiked through the bike trail until the start of the NCT. Hopped onto the Glacier Ridge Trail for about 15 miles in and out. Ate lunch beside the bridge on 528. Overall a great hike with a lot of variation in terms of elevation change and environment. A little muddy, but great weather!

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Emily Green
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Mark Nekic
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If i had to sum up this trail in one word, it would be "unremarkable". Not to say it isn't a pleasant hike - it is. It's a nice enough walk in the woods, I guess. It's also fairly challenging with a decent amount of climbing.But there's just nothing special about it. If you are visiting the area and only have time for one hike - look elsewhere.

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Lorie Belle
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Lovely trail. Challenging enough for beginners with lots of places to rest. Beautiful scenery and well kept.

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Bob Lafon
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Kyle Miller
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Howard Moss
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Christina smochek
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Racquelle Pakutz
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HikingSnow

A beautiful trail, a little challenging with the hills and rocks but good vibes

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Ryan Fleming
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Lisa Price
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Jeremy Ells
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HikingMuddy

Decent trail. Was kind of hoping for a view of Lake Arthur, but that was not the case. A pretty standard hike, a little boring in fall to be honest, but good nonetheless.

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Lorene Moore
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Hiking

Nice but lots of ticks. Took my two dogs on leashes but they are always running along the edges of the trail and into brush. Luckily they are light colored and ticks are easy to see; I took 10 ticks off their coats in the parking lot, and another 8 off them when I got home.

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Lori Salsgiver
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Hiking

We took our girls and boys troop on this trail to work on their hiking badge. It was a great challenging but not too difficult of a hike for all of us. Our dog really enjoyed the hike too. Would recommend if you're up for a good challenging hike.

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Tarah Ackerman
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Brian Blackwell
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Hiking

This trail runs along the same path as North Country Trail in some places but is easy to find from the maps in AllTrails. The trail is very narrow in some sections and there are plenty of roots to navigate. There is plenty of canopy and only a couple places that are actually not in the shade so this is a plus. There are several small bridges that take you across ponds or streams. There are also a few spots where you have to get around muddy spots but not a big deal.

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Leslie Sharlock
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Hiking

I'm actually not rating this trail because I've only walked on it once a lot of years ago. I just want to let everyone know that even though on here it says this is also a mountain biking trail, it isn't. Mountain bikes are NOT allowed on this trail.

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Eric Stump
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I only did part of the trail to get an idea of what kind of pace I can set. the trail was fairly muddy, and overall one-man wide. The section I was on was mostly up hill. I didn't see anybody the whole time, and the small critters were everywhere. I want to backpack the whole trail this summer.

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Bill Barger
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Muddy

muddy trek today despite the sun. Nice elevation changes. Paused long enough to observe to woodlands coming alive. Fun trek.

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Ashley Ezatoff
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beautiful and peaceful trail, well maintained. definitely one of my favorites! challenging if you're out of shape but well worth it!

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Jason Chappell
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Lori Noble
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