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Middle Creek Elders Run Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 518 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

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Getting There

Please note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that the trail is not marked well. A nice loop hike with some old ruins at about the halfway point. A nice little two hour hike. From the trailhead immediately go right and follow the yellow blazes (this portion is on the Horseshoe Trail). The first portion is all uphill, but it's easily managed, even with young children. Take a left at the "big" intersection to go onto the Elders Run trail. The ruins will be on your right after you've gone a couple of hundred yards. Take another left after crossing the bridge and follow the stream back to your starting point. The trail can be muddy (and buggy) at times so wear appropriate footwear and bring bug repellant! PARKING: There is parking on the side of the street but is big enough for only a few cars.

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area - 717-733-1512

The trailhead is just south of the Middle Creek Visitor's Center - Not too far from the dam. Park along the road...The shoulders are very wide there.

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Michelle Bartoo
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trail started out nice, although a bit rocky. the bugs were horrible, although I did go on a very humid day. rating is mainly for the not well marked trail. when I got around to make the loop came to a meadow and went on each trail that was marked and all said we were going the wrong way. had to just walk in the direction of the map through the overgrown meadow of sticker bushes until finally finding the trail.

Lauren Reinhart
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Lisa P.
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First part is uphill on Horseshoe Trail. Make sure you continue straight across the open meadow to stay on Horseshoe Trail. At the first spur for Valley View Trail, I deliberately veered off and hiked that trail before completing this one. If you decide to do this as well, look for the "spur to Horseshoe Trail" sign to continue back on this trail; it dumps you back in that open meadow. Middle Creek Trails are well-marked and easy to follow, especially if you download the trail map from the conservancy.

Vanessa Willmott
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Hiking

Trail was not well marked. We ended up off the trail and thankfully found our way back. The app definitely helped us. Some overgrowth on the trail made it hard. A bit muddy at the beginning and pretty rocky.

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James Ulmer
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Hiking

My daughter and I walked the trail for the first time today and loved it. The ruins around the halfway point were cool to explore. We'll definitely be back.

Lee Kandt
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John Dyer
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Just learning the area so trying new trails. This one very wet muddy and on this day very buggy. Will prob stay toward the top of the mountain for trails

Amy Powell
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Emily Seeberger
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Hiking

The creek was beautiful!

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Austin Lesher
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justin Eberly
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Michelle Fonseca
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Hiking

Nice climb in the beginning but doable for kids. The last mile along the creek is beautiful. Not isolated, we saw several people while we were out. It took about an hour with stops to climb in the creek.

Madison Tonkay
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HikingBugsFloodedMuddy

Beautiful trail along a stream. Decent incline but very buggy and muddy

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tammy haldeman
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Cody Sollenberger
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Nevin Zimmerman
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A nice little hike takes around an hour. It does get a little on the muddy side but you just have to travel beside the trail. So if you have a problem with off roading or mud don't go when it is wet at all.

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