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Locust Lake Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Barnesville, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 531 ft Route type Loop

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Gabrielle Irene
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Hiking

Down by the campsites and lake there are a lot of people but if you take the trail up and do the oak trail it is quiet and you will rarely see another person! Beautiful views

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Deb Griffith
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Hiking

Beautiful, a little rocky on the downhill but easily managed.

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Julia Giacinto
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HikingOver grown
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Heidi Saltsman
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HikingOver grown
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Lfebs User
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HikingMuddy

Nice trail, really great park

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Brian Hubler
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Hiking

Easy hike...nice area in the woods and around the lake.

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Mark Manning
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HikingRocky

My review is for the section of the hike that does not go around the lake! Waiting until 5:30pm on a saturday to do this trail and didn't run into anyone once i was off the campgrounds paved road. Managed to do it in vans slip on type shoes but would suggest something sturdier for all the rocks on the path. One hiccup if you're going clockwise - near the top you'll see a boulder marked to tell you the trail goes left. It DOES NOT mean to go right next to the boulder. Take about a 90* turn left and look for rocks that look like steps. If you still can't find it, go up to the boulder and turn around - you should see it. Other stuff: there's a path that cuts through if you don't want to do the full loop. It's marked yellow.

Daniel Thorpe
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Hiking

Really easy walk. Flat. Optional route just around the lake. 1.25mile circuit.

Dottie Brennan
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Hiking

Nice easy walk around the lake for today

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Ashley Williams
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HikingRocky

Went the full figure 8 trail loop. (came out on the recording at 4.4 miles) Absolutely loved it. Went along the lake, into the woods and then back around the other side of the late. Part of the trail had informational pieces about some of the trees and plants which I found very interesting. There is a steep incline at one point but the other side is worth it. The trail follows a moss covered creek with tiny waterfalls and beautiful twisted trees. Highly suggest doing the full trail instead of just doing the trail around the lake.

Katie Ford
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Hiking

The trail offered a nice hike for my dog and I but, be careful. We were both covered in ticks when we got home.

Angela Durkac
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Hiking

Really nice easy walk. It’s all paved and fairly crowded given it’s on a camp ground. But still a great walk around the water.

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Daniel S.
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HikingMuddyOver grown
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Carol O'Donnell
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Bonnie Vu
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HikingMuddyOver grownRocky

Would have been a nice hike but was bushwhacking a majority of the time, especially at the higher elevations. Trail was way too overgrown.

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Gary Seidel
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very light traffic, peaceful and easy trail.

Wayne Landry
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Great hike, well marked from the trail head located at the inlet to Locast Lake. There are also two Geocache among the trails. The Geocache on the Oak Loop is missing at this time. Magnificent walk along the brook. Thank you Eagle Scouts and Boy Scouts for marking these trails.

ginny borhi
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Hiking marks weren't accurate, very confusing to follow. Parking directions were poor, had to ask for directions. No kiosk to show trails. Wouldn't consider this trail to anyone.

Pamela Fitting
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Hiking

Easy to moderate trail, loops around the lake then meanders up the ridge and back down along a small lovely creek. No views from the top, but the forest is full of mountain laurel, which I imagine is quite lovely when in bloom.

Cynthia Corson
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Hiking

Great hiking trail. We followed the white blazes and it was a little over 4 Miles, it took us about 1 1/2 hours. It was a 90+ degree day and we took 2 small breaks.

Dave R.
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Hiking

Always an enjoyable hike.

Michael Quinn
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Moderate to easy trail, close to home for me so its a favorite. Water is clean and fresh in that beautiful stream.

Jeff Bailey
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there are multiple trails in locust lake SP. we did the "white oak trail" which had white blazes. it was listed as 4 miles. my "recording" of it showed it as 2.5 miles. it was moderate. Lots of roots and rocks. about half of trail was very narrow (overgrown), but navigable and easy to still follow. well marked. nice walk through the woods and up and down the "mountain". was looking forward to a longer hike, but it was nice enough.

Gail Young
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Hiking

Just recently returned from a 5 day camping trip to Locust Lake State Park. Ventured onto the white trail which meanders along the creek bed and then makes its way up the side of the mountain and back down again to meet up with the yellow and blue trails. Beautiful scenery and well maintained routes, although the trail narrows out as it makes its way up the side of the mountain where it is less traveled. Moderate level of difficulty, but easy to maneuver. Well marked trail with trees color coded along the way. Definitely recommend.

Carl Sigmund
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Hiking
First to Review

Hiked the white trail at Locust Lake State Park. Nice hike moderate to hard trail. You climb about 600 ft of elevation using switchbacks. A lot of rocks and roots to navigate over. A fun trail. Trail is well marked with spray paint on trees.

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