Hosack Run Loop via Appalachian Trail

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Hosack Run Loop via Appalachian Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Franklin Twp, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
951 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

A very pleasant hike! I would not say it is lightly trafficked on the A.T. part, but the Hosack Run Trail was pleasant with quiet campsites and few people! I would not consider this as a difficult trail, but easy-moderate. The scenery is nice with the A.T. green tunnel and the flowing water sources, but it is also rocky! Such a lovely hike!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

solid with a dog great for a shakedown

hiking
1 month ago

awesome. trail was Rocky though needed better shoes. plenty of helpful people and water everywhere.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail with a mix of scenery. There are two places to park- the campground (you'll walk up a gravel road) or the start of the loop (drive up the dead end/gravel road).

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good Route- worth the time. Counter clockwise from the Parking area is less steep.. the AT is a climb along well worn trail. There are several good sites along this route...

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

great hike... perfect for a late afternoon early evening...

4 months ago

5 months ago

With two kids, ages 8 and 10, it was an absolute hit! The tree canopies, water elements, and rock features...we will definitely do this hike again!

hiking
5 months ago

backpacking
6 months ago

Easy day hike with some beautiful scenery

6 months ago

decent

hiking
7 months ago

A nice hike with numerous campsites, an Appalachian Trail shelter, and stream. The lead up to the loop is a forestry road, so next time I'll begin at the loop, branching off to explore the AT on an out-and-back to add some distance.

backpacking
7 months ago

Very nice day! Met Jim good man takes care of the trail very well.

hiking
10 months ago

A great day-hike with some amazing wandering through forests of rhododendron. Can't wait to hike this in May/June when the flowers are in bloom. Definitely start on the Locust Gap Trail heading northeast (up the mountain) and end on the AT heading south. The footing on the Hosack Run Trail is difficult in some parts and much easier heading up than coming down. A great hike!

Sunday, June 26, 2016