Jackson Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Jackson Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
255 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Trailhead is a parking area just off PA 26, 2 miles south of Pine Grove Mills. The trail starts on the east side of the paved road. Blue blazes. Follows the ridgeline of Tussey Mountain northeast. 4.5 km into the hike you reach the intersection of Jackson Trail with Mid State Trail. Turn south and begin following the orange blazes of Mid State Trail. This portion of the hike heads southwest to the vicinity of Beaver Pond (not visible from the trail) where it intersects with the Pine Grove Trail and the Ironstone Loop Trail. Turn right, following Mid State back up Tussey Mountain to the start of Jackson Trail. Sections of the Jackson portion of this hike cross rock fields with little in the way of blazes. The descent and ascent of Tussey are steep.

16 days ago

good trail. just too easy for me~

1 month ago

Easy trail but very, very rocky. Don't do this trail if you don't enjoy hiking on rocks. Did run into a rattler as well. Did not see any other hikers and the trail is well maintained.

2 months ago

Great trail, but be on the look out for rattlesnakes in the boulder fields. I ran into two, so I was a bit too paranoid to really enjoy myself.

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4 months ago

Very rocky! Great views.

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4 months ago

Awesome hike, trail markers change from blue to yellow. We decided to make a loop with the Mid State Trail and that made for a much more challenging hike! Best hike I’ve done in PA so far!

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5 months ago

Trail should be rated moderate. Generally flat. If you like climbing amongst the rocks this trail has them. Returned on the MST back to Pine Grove.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

I hiked this trail out to where it hit the mid state trail, hiked it back on the mid state trail , beautiful views!

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Extremely rocky trail but really nice views on both sides of the trail. Pretty flat and easy.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017