McKenna Foot Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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McKenna Foot Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Somerset, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. 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.

3.0 miles
370 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

cross country skiing







over grown


The McKenna Trail is a 2.8-mile point-to-point trail in the Roaring Run Natural Area of Forbes State Forest near Donegal, PA. The trail is rated as moderate. The McKenna Trail is a trail from the Fire Tower Road access to Roaring Run Natural Area to other trails in the natural area, including the Hillside, North Loop, and Painter Rock trails. The trail follows the ridge above the Roaring Run valley. The trail passes through second and third-growth forest that is typical of the area. In some areas abandoned fields that are being reclaimed by the forest are visible. There are a few interesting sights, however. One old-growth oak tree still stands along the trail, and there are several distinctive boulders near the western end of the trail. The trail is rated as moderate because it is narrow and is overgrown in many places. Deadfall is also a possibility in the spring and after summer storms. The trail is in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, so snow is likely in winter.

7 days ago

This is to be an awesome place to take novelist mountain bikers and to go horse riding. It had a little bit of everything. Then somebody with their Infinite Wisdom decided to make it off limits to everybody except hikers. This caused all the trails to get overgrown with weeds and jager bushs. Very sad.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Trail is becoming overgrown in July 2017. Had to beat back brambles and other jagger bushes with a stick before taking steps. Not a very pleasant hike in shorts.

Possibly nicer in early spring or fall when there is less vegetation, but in summer time this trail is an exercise in frustration.

Saturday, August 05, 2017