Lakeside Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Lakeside Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rossville, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
360 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

Many parts of the trail are easy walking with gravel surfaces, but some of the remote sections are narrow with uneven footing. Many hikers combine portions of this trail with other trails like Alpine, Gravel, Oak and Quaker Race to make shorter loops.

hiking
23 days ago

Entire lakeside trail takes just under 3 hours and is a great hike. Moderate through the Quaker day use area, the rest is pretty easy. Lovely views of the lake. Can get muddy after rain, so best to hit it after at least a few dry days! Pinchot also has great kayaking and horse trails. The horse trails weren’t super well kept at the beginning of the season, hoping they had a chance to tend to them since then.

walking
9 months ago

Parked at the Say Use Area and Nature Center. Walked .5mi to the playground around camping area.

Easy. Flat. People walking dogs and riding bikes. Kid friendly. Off road jogging stroller accessibility.

hiking
10 months ago

Wasn't a fan of having to walk on a busy road with no road signs to warn traffic of possible pedestrian traffic. Other than that a great hike!

trail running
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Great place to run then swim afterwards -- how can you beat that?!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Not a moderate trail at all. We hiked it today with a 9 and 11 year old boys in 4 hours. Stopping frequently to watch wildlife and teach the boys about nature. Mostly level and easy walking. I have hiked this trail several times in 3 hours or less and also it makes a great day hike with plenty of places to stop, eat, replenish your water, hang in your hammock, or whatever your into! Enjoy the trail.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

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