Loyal Sock, Double Run Nature, Link Trail and Canyon Vista Loop

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Worlds End State Park

Loyal Sock, Double Run Nature, Link Trail and Canyon Vista Loop is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Forksville, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length7.2 miElevation gain1,505 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashFishingHikingNature tripsRock climbingBird watchingRunningForestRiverViewsWildflowersMuddyRocky
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Ethan Scidell
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Bird watchingGreat!

The elevation and distance makes this a more advanced hike. The first quarter mile is up hill but once you cross over the road you hike along the creek. The water provides tranquility. While the Canyon Vista allows you to see the world from above, we enjoyed the magnificent scenery at Prospect Rock even more! Great hike!!

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Michael Soskil
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Hiking

Awesome! I’ve hiked a LOT of trails in Eastern PA, and this is one of my favorites. Waterfalls, canyon views, beautiful mountain creeks.

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J T
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Hiking

Worlds End is always a gem. Did not do the Cold Run spur loop in far eastern sector, already had enough mileage for the day. Check and use current trail map, large printed trail maps at Visitor Center. My Alltrails recording has some sporadic lines and spurs as GPS data faded in and out, I never have this problem with my Garmin handheld unit which receives directly from GPS satellites and tracks smoothly with less than 30ft accuracy.

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Andre Kessler
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William Geworkian
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Elizabeth Swartz
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Hiking

Poor markings to cut offs definitely do again when have more time

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Chris Kocher
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Great trail that offers everything! Did this counter clockwise.

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Tara H
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Great hike!

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Max Colvin
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Trail was excellent. Lots of different terrain. There are some steep ups, which my unprepared friend with knee issues couldnt do. Lots of nice things to look at with water and hills. I wish I brought my weekender pack, as there are lots of good places to camp. Overall, I would rate this as easy, but there are some hills. For people out of shape, it can be moderate to hard.

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Ricky Lao
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Jared Moss
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HikingClosedMuddyOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

what the f*** did I just do? The scramble down from the parking lot should have been a warning for what was to come. the first part of the trail to the loop was fine. a bit muddy but flat. we stayed at iron bridge about 4 miles in. the next day we went counterclockwise and intended to camp at worlds end state park. which you have to pay for and the camp ground is wayy away from the trail. when you see the very cozy looking sites by the river, and think to yourself. jeez im near the park but all these campsites are here. why could that be?! because worlds end sucks and doesn't want you there. CAMP BEFORE THE PARK! The hike to the next campsite is not worth it if you're tired. it was a nearly 13 mile day of ROUGH terrain. I am a fairly advanced hiker. the next day we hated the trail so much Just trying to find the link trail we took the road 14 miles back the the car to leave. there were lots of trails on the maps thag lead nowhere and really waste time.. they clearly don't want backpackers. so yeah. take it at what that's worth. never coming back thats for sure. best part was no mosquitos.

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Ciara Voneida
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holy thigh workout. elevation gains are insane even if the trail is rated as moderate.... new hikers.... or if you havent been out in a while... you'll feel it the next day...but the views and the experience far outway the pain. enjoy.

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Haydyn O'Brien
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Hiking

Great trail - not much traffic on it. We went counterclockwise which gave some challenging inclines. There is good variety rock scrambles, creek walks, and steep inclines. We did not take the blue trail down to the parking lot as you would have to be on the road walking to the link trail. Stay on Loyalsock to connect back on Double Run then head back to the road - it shortens it a bit but is much better then walking along the road. Overall I enjoyed this trail and would recommend this to anyone who like a challenge with beautiful scenery.

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Alex Gundling
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RunningRockyScramble

Ran/hiked a 4-ish mile portion of this trail with a group to get ready for a trail race next month. Such a great experience, with varied terrain and amazing views from the Canyon Vista lookout point. Some sections were borderline rock climbing, but that just added to the fun. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for skilled hikers/trail runners!

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Chloe Melnick
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Awesome trail that had a good mix of everything. There are times I had to be careful to check the map, but overall it is easy to follow.

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Todd Graff
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Nice hike but the trail marking are not marked as well as other reviews suggested. We ended up off trail 4 times.

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Yuri Khorondze
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Backpacking

This is not a backpacking trail it’s a hiking trail once you get on top camping is prohibited you have to go outside of worlds end park boundaries in loyalstock Forrest to camp out.

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Joel Watts
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HikingOff trailRocky
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Reen Mostly
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Hiking

Great trail! Went counterclockwise. From start through the Double Run Nature Trail is absolutely beautiful. I would caution those hiking with dogs though. The Link Trail along the Loyalsock Creek back to the parking area could be quite challenging for dogs. Be sure your dog is very agile and sure-footed. I have a 125 lb dog who has been hiking for years and is great on trails, but this section was challenging . A stretch of it is simply boulders along the shore of the Loyalsock Creek, which has a deep and rushing current along this trail. There was one spot that I had to carry some of his weight to get him off of a high boulder onto a small landing. There is not a lot of room for error in this section, so I would not recommend it for novice dogs (or owners). Otherwise, a great trail!

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Andrea M
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Awesome trail. We did two modifications 1) we did not do the out and back from Mead Road to the Iron Bridge, we only did the loop 2) on the south part of the loop, the Loyalsock and Link Trails cross 2 times. We went clockwise so the first time we took the Link trail (as this route shows), but the second time we stayed on the Link trail and did not take the Loyalsock to Worlds End State Park (the Link trail seems slightly shorter). In total, the loop we did was 18 mile. Lots of varied terrain, some big ascents and descents, several water crossings, and plenty of rocks (it’s a PA thing). The trails are well marked, the Loyalsock slightly more so than the Link, but still really well marked. It rained the day before and there was a lot of mud on the trail. Overall though, really great. We did this in 2 days, 1 night. We parked at World’s End State Park, checked in with the Ranger to park and to camp for one night on the trail, you don’t need a forest service permit. I highly recommend trekking poles for this, though my husband didn’t use any and he was fine. There are several primitive campsites along the trail that all seems good, with Sone’s Pond being the most popular. We camped just after the Iron Bridge (going clockwise) which was next to the creek and flat. Plenty of spots to filter water along the trail.

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