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Golden Eagle Trail

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Golden Eagle Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cammal, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,559 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

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nature trips

bird watching

forest

river

views

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hiking
14 days ago

excellent challenging trail. I hiked counter clockwise, and went to the raven's horn first. steep climb and descent. Beautiful scenery

hiking
rocky
16 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

I hiked this trail clockwise...and if you do it that way it should be rated difficult. It’s a fair amount of up & down throughout but nothing crazy & then you get to the final climb & it is brutal. I’ve done a ton of hiking & this climb was a real challenge especially being 7-8 miles in already. Very steep & plenty of loose gravel. Make sure to have proper hiking shoes! The final lookout(Ravens Horn) is breathtaking. It took us about 7 hours total with stopping along the way. I would do it again but I’m pretty sure counterclockwise will be the way I’d go unless I’m looking for an extreme workout!

hiking
bugs
over grown
20 days ago

Terrific hike. Beautiful Forrest. Quiet and relaxing with a couple of decent vistas. The rock formations and creek hike make it worth it. Honestly you can skip the two spurs. One goes down to the main road and is a waste of altitude and the other is a dead end to nowhere. I would have given this hike a 5 if I had done the 9 mile version. All in all a good day.

hiking
rocky
28 days ago

parts of it are very Rocky and steep. for the most part it wasn't too bad. lots of beautiful nature; bears, deer, turkeys, coyotes. Definitely felt the burn after this one. loved every moment.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

the trail was set up to use a presumably normally dry creek bed for a good portion. we went out after a good rain and were walking in a few inches of water for quite a ways. not impassable, but also poor design.

hiking
1 month ago

WOW this hike had it all! Steep, rocky pathways, babbling brooks, cliffs, rocky outcroppings.... beautiful. Was not overgrown but a bit narrow in some spots. We didnt see much wildlife at all, not even the rattlesnakes. The trail starts across the street from the parking lot. Truly a PA wilds experience!

hiking
blowdown
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

Super overgrown trail with very narrow paths. Mostly flat and too many annoying bugs. Also annoying having to cross the stream a bunch of times. Views were not impressive; had to walk on grass at the top. Should be rated as moderate. Would not return.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a good hike, lots of different terrain. We got on the trail at 6am and finished around 11am. The difficulty in this hike is the length, definitely recommend going counter clockwise and getting the steep incline over first. There were a ton of creek crossings, possibly 15-16. There wasn’t a ton of water so we didn’t have to take off our shoes and socks, but I can imagine that would get annoying when there is a lot more water flowing. The last two miles there were a ton of nettles, definitely recommend wearing good thick hiking pants. We saw a bear towards the top of the mountain, but he was more scared of us than we were of him. We were glad to get the hike over with in the morning so we could enjoy the cooler morning weather while hiking and the creek during the hot afternoon, but the downside of that is the morning fog. We weren’t able to see anything at the first vista.

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

WEAR LONG PANTS!!! The final 3 miles of this trail is overgrown with stinging nettle. There isn’t a view until the very top, but it is nice. We ran into a talkative rattlesnake right off the trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked what I believe to be the first part of this trail. It was called on the map Ravens Horn. Saw 2 rattlesnakes nestled in @ the rocks. Definitely recommend this one!

hiking
bugs
muddy
3 months ago

Nice, first part strenuous but not difficult. Many creek crossings. Did not see any snake or bear. Along the creeks, there are plenty of nettles, so wear long pants! Some bugs, but not too bad IMO. Left at 1:30pm, returned at 5:55pm, but walked briskly without break (it was pouring rain) and am used to hiking.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous trail with some terrific views of The Valley. There are several nice lookouts to take a break and eat lunch or enjoy some quiet meditation

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

was a gourgous hike. defiantly brutal with the inclines. bugs were also insane but that's to be expected. well worth the trip. found what I came looking for which were snakes. 5 garter snakes and 5 timber rattlesnakes at the very top overlook.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

Overall the trail is great! Definitely watch for rattlesnakes up at the RavensHorn. Most of the way up Wolf Run and down Bonnell Run you will encounter LOTS of stinging nettles! Lots of creek crossings but they were either dry or low. For a 9 mile hike, this is a hard 9 miles.

hiking
4 months ago

Fairly challenging hike, offering a nice variety of different terrains. There were a couple muddy spots along the stream, but overall the trail was in great condition. Saw a few different types of snakes along the way. Definitely will come back again!

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

hiking
bugs
rocky
5 months ago

Great views, beautiful day for a family hike on Mother's day weekend. It wasn't easy doing the entire loop, but the views were worth the effort.

bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

would rate this trail as difficult. it was absolutely beutiful, take plenty of water and be ready for a good workout especially if you're going clock wise!!

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