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Mineral Springs Loop Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hookstown, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 147 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Cave

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Bugs

Muddy

Over grown

Historic site

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Getting There

Only a small, gravel parking lot is located at the trailhead. No restrooms or trash cans. The state park visitor center is located about a 1/2 mile down the road.

Raccoon Creek State Park 3000 State Route 18 Hookstown, PA 15050-9416 724-899-2200

From Pittsburgh, PA take I-376 W to the exit (60A) for US-22 W/US-30 W toward Weirton. Continue onto US-22 W/US-30 W for approximately 15 miles. Please note that US-30 W diverges from US-22 W after approximately 4 miles. Stay on US-22 W. Take the exit for PA-18 toward Florence/Burgettstown. Turn left onto PA-18 N and travel approximately 5.5 mile to the small parking lot at the trailhead. The parking lot is on the left and there is a small sign near the entrance.

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Reviews (188)
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Recordings (124)
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Paul V.
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Hiking
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Judy Bonnaure
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Hiking

Nice little 1 1/2 mile loop. While it’s in the woods, the first part of the trail parallels route 18 so you hear the unwanted road traffic. The monardia and echinacea were in bloom, and there was some poison ivy right along the trail at one point. It also runs along a stream but it was very low due to lack of rain. The mineral springs were running well and felt nice and cool. You intersect the Heritage and Upland Trails so you can make it a longer hike if you want.

Josh P.
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Would recommend to anyone looking for a quick, easy hike (would also be great for small kids!). It was mostly dry when I went, so not sure what the creek bed would be like during or after some rain. Nice little hike!

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Chad Maggi
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HikingOver grown

Great trail. Some parts were over grown but was not bad. Great walked with little kids. Definitely want to visit raccoon again. I like how Upland trail and this trail meet where you can keep the hike going. Did about 3 miles.

Laura Purisima
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This was a delightful hike with our three-year-old - he keeps begging to go back! Even he was able to walk the entire way, though there are steep portions with tree roots and areas with steep drop offs to the side. The creek was delightful, and that was the best part. The waterfall area was much more spectacular than we expected, though right now the water level was very low. The only thing that would make this better is if there weren't poison ivy overhanging the trail in multiple locations. Nevertheless, we will definitely will be going back!

Emily Kathryn
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Great, short, and fun hike! Wish the waterfall had more water but I hasn’t rained in days!

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Matthew Holland
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Hiking

It was a good walk to a refreshing spring to wash your face off and get ready for the rest of it

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Mary Veltman
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Hiking

Fantastic time as always

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Mary Veltman
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Hiking

This trail is great! Dog and kid friendly, not friendly towards strollers though. Beautiful surprise halfway through with the natural mineral springs and alcoves. Easy going and fantastical beautiful whole way through, definitely recommend for a leisurely hike!!

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Ryan Raraigh
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Great hike, especially if you do some research on the history of the area!

Kari Jones
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Hiking

Trail in good condition. Good for young kids and for pets. Stream to play in and the spring was cool, shady and a fun for the kids. We started at the trail head near the west picnic area. The picnic area was well maintained and in good condition with clean restrooms. It was busy the day we went (weekend), most wore masks and everyone tried to provide social distancing per COVID mitigation.

Matt James
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Hiking

Fairly easy trail with just a little elevation gain and woods. The waterfall is more like a trickle. Just an OK trail.

Emilie P.
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Nice trail! Easy but can get a bit of cardio in if you start with the uphill portion coming from the parking lot. The water was really pretty and we saw several birds around. Loved that it wasn’t very muddy and was blazed well. Bring bug spray because there are tons of little gnats constantly trying to get in your face. Also took the Upland trail that connects to Mineral Springs and enjoyed that as well with lots of wildflowers, butterflies, and dragonflies.

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Chelsea Bova
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HikingBugsMuddy

Great trail! Nice mix of up and downhill. Great for dogs and kids! There was a family there playing in the water so that is a fun option! A little muddy in places but nothing terrible. The waterfalls are trickles of water but worth the view! It was a fun beginner trail! It had bridges, stairs, rocks, logs, things to climb over and was a lot of fun!

Jasmyn Eisenschenk
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HikingMuddy

Cute short muddy trail next to the main road. Scenic little waterfall towards the end of the loop!

Abbey Smich
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HikingMuddy

Very nice and easy trail to a cute little “waterfall”, more like a trickle but still neat! A little uphill in places but quit gradual. Well marked so it is easy to stay on trail and not get mixed up with the others. Muddy in a few places and wet but able to avoid. Overall, family friendly and quick and easy hike.

Christian Parker
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This trail is absolutely beautiful. Its really good to take kids on. We have a 3yr old and a 18mo old. They both loved the hike. Every corner you turn, there's another new visually beautiful area to check out. Very easy hike, very well maintained.

Kristin B.
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This is a lovely, scenic trail to a beautiful waterfall. The trail is muddy in spots, but it’s easy to get around. Lots of shade and the trail is flat. Great for little kids. There’s a creek with small fish and frogs that runs along the trail. If you don’t want to follow the path through the creek bed where it’s a little slippery in parts and rocky, you can use heritage trail instead where it intersects to get to the waterfall.

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Janette Schafer
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HikingMuddy

Very easy trail and very picturesque. Great for beginning hikers or hikers with kids.

Brandi Rowe
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Muddy

very easy trail very muddy after a weeks worth of rain would be easy w dogs or kids waterfall and a stream

Josh Rex
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Hiking

Good easy loop for a casual hike

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David Hile
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Short but nice . Nice little water fall .

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david decker
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Great little short hike! Suitable for a family. Keep watch for roots in trail and has a few downfalls to step over but nothing serious. We did run into a little mud in a few spots but shouldn’t be a problem in the summer months. Trail intersects with another one but it well marked. Pet friendly....unlike the wildflower trail at the other side of the park! Wished that would have been mentioned on the app.

Kyle Hikes
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Hiking

Beautiful short hike

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Lauralynn Mangis
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Perfect hiking trail for family fun. Our daughters (4 and 2) did a great job. They loved the water fall so much. Not too crowded for it being a perfect day with great weather. Highly recommend checking it out!

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Cody Fierst
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Krystle Castillo
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Really beautiful. Took my three kids, my dog and I. So it was tough on the rocky slippery areas. Overall it’s really pretty and scenic.

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