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Morrison Trail is a 13 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ludlow, Pennsylvania that features a river 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.

Length 13.0 mi Elevation gain 1,279 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Backpacking Camping Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Muddy Over grown Rocky
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Pennsylvania Bureau of Travel Marketing, 453 Forum Building , Harrisburg, PA, 17120, Phone: 717-787-5453

Directions from Warren, PA: The trailhead parking lot is located off SR 59, 16 miles east of Warren, PA and 17 miles from Bradford, PA. This trail is located on the Longhouse National Scenic Byway, a 29 mile loop with abundant outdoor recreation sites and scenic vistas around the Allegheny Reservoir.

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Matt Renick
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Linda Straub-Bruce
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HikingGreat!

Great Trail, well marked and easy to follow. Did the 13 miles on my route as a day hike.

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Matt Renick
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Samantha Robbins
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Matt Renick
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Scott Hartenstine
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Hiking

Did this as a morning hike. Well marked and maintained. Mileage was different than what my Garmin recorded.

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Konrad Sontag
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HikingBugs

A decent trail for an overnight. Definitely not a challenge, but the terrain and forest is varied enough to keep it interesting. The campsites are nice, but can get crowded and noisy especially with the boat in party crowd on the reservoir. Have done the trail differently each time which is also nice. I will say the change made recently for ecological preservation cuts out a lot of the really cool rock formations unfortunately.

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Forrest McConville
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Hannah Irvine
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Backpacking

Love this trail! I’ve been on it twice, and it really helped me feel more comfortable backpacking. It has lots of places to camp and ways to make it longer and shorter.

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Amanda S
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One of my favorites, it connects to a few other trails so you could do 9+ miles if you wanted. No cell service out there, so be mindful. In the summer this is well blazed, in winter or early spring before the foliage is full, if no one has been out, following the blazes can be tricky if you are not familiar (they are grey-not brightly colored). If it is spring time or there has been a lot of rain, the water crossings in the valley can be difficult. The terrain can be mildly technical in spots with roots and steep slopes. The trail winds through peaks and valleys; you will get your heart rate up, if you are new to this trail make sure to at least bring water-even if you only plan to be out for an hour or two.

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Carl Moody
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Great day; trail not too muddy and stream crossings were easy. Mountain Laurels still need another week to bloom.

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Carl Moody
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Somewhat muddy in parts near the campground. The balance is manageable. Some blooms on the mountain laurels, but I bet another week or two will be the peak.

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B Stat
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HikingMuddy

Lots of hiking options off of this TH. We hiked the Morrison Loop, marked by white diamonds (5.8 miles). This can be made longer by continuing on the Rimrock Trail. All major crossing are marked well so there was no confusion about where to go. Lots of mud and stream crossings, boots recommended.

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Anthony Lewandowski
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HikingBlowdownMuddyOff trailOver grown

Very difficult time trying to stay on downloaded trail. Some nice spots along the river, but Alltrails map impossible to follow.

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joseph pepicello
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loved it, great trails, marked pretty good, lots of different terrain. very good run around the full loop.

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Adam Stone
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BackpackingMuddy

Did both Rim Rock and Morrison loop as an overnight backpack. Wet and muddy trails, but beautiful weather and scenary.

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Scott Brandt
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We took a scout troop this weekend and we really found out whatvthese boys are made of.

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Bill Baughman
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Backpacking

My backpacking buddy and I completed this hike June 17, 2018. I had hiked there years ago and the experience was the same. Wonderful! There are some uphills and downs so I guess the moderate rating is on the mark. we hiked into the Morrison camping area for the night on the 16th and hiked out the next day. I rated this as 4 stars because on the way out we skirted much area that had been logged out and the trail was very tight with brush and small growth. These tight areas were made even more difficult because of the constant rain on the way out. trail maintenance is lacking in certain areas but over all it was a fun time.

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Richard Martz
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Hiking

Very nice hike out in the middle of nowhere, you follow a small stream most of the way. Some spots of the trail are overgrown but not too bad and you can easily find the trail the whole time, it's marked with silver/gray diamonds and signs at forks connecting to other trails/loops. If you want a longer loop, take the Rimrock extension.

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Elizabeth Halstead
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Backpacking

nice hike, on the easy end of the moderate scale. only downside was the sparse hard to find trail heads but we only lost the trail twice and made it out fine. I would definitely go back for a round 2!

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Jasper Bleu
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Loved this trail! Even with crossing the creek numerous times, it is beautiful, serene, and finally wore by dogs out! Great trail!

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J. Holmes
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Backpacking

Love this place. Packing out sucked, but live and learn. Great campsites along the trail. Very peaceful.

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Brad Reiter
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Loved this hike, camping at Morrison campground was peaceful

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Joshua Steele
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This trail is great year round. Very peaceful, and starts out fairly easy then gets a little more difficult from there. I recommend going in the summer when the reservoir is full, and the ferns are green.

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Nick V
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Hiking

Did a quick hike here not too long ago. Very peaceful and scenic. Looking forward to camping here in the future.

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Emma Kostenko
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Hiking

I'm a big fan of this trail! Perfect for a day hike or an overnight if you're up for some backpacking. Gorgeous overlooks, mountain laurel and mushrooms when in season, great variety of landscapes.

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James Dwyer
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Camping

I really like the set up of this trail. Starts with a nice 6 mile saunter following the creek down to the waterfront where there are a few fairly well-maintained camping plots. Ended up staying the night in my hammock and following the ridge line back to the parking lot. Some good views of the resevoir but not alot of great overlooks on the trails. Still a very pleasant nature walk. Would return.

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