Morrison Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Morrison Trail is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bradford, 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.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,072 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

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.

backpacking
12 days ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

backpacking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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

backpacking
Friday, February 24, 2017

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

Loved this hike, camping at Morrison campground was peaceful

Saturday, November 12, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

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.

camping
Sunday, March 27, 2016

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.

camping
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Great trail that you can do in a day or turn into a relaxing 2-3 day trip.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

hiking
Friday, August 02, 2013