Painter Rock Loop Trail is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jones Mills, Pennsylvania. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,505 feet Route Type: Loop

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This hike starts at the parking area next to the Nedrow Cemetery on Painter Rock Rd, at first following the road north to the connector trail that goes over to the McKenna Trail. Go left on McKenna and follow to Painter Rock Trail and then the junction with the North Loop Trail. Follow the NLT all the way around to PRT once again, just east of Painter Rock. Visit Painter Rock and then retrace your steps back on the PRT to Painter Rock Rd (Nedrow Trail). Return to your car.

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1 month ago

The trail is wide and in decent condition. It uses some existing forest roads and old abandoned logging roads. It takes you mostly straight down over the hill for half the hike and back up the other. You get to see some nice rock formations in a couple sections. The growth of thorn bushes dominates vast sections of the forest undergrowth. Not many photo opps of views but still a pleasant place.

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Tue Jul 25 2017

This is a strenuous trail. You cross water so good hiking footwear is important. Hiking poles help with rocky areas and greenbrier. Trail blazes mark trail grade, not named trails so care is needed to stay on your chosen route.

Sat Jun 10 2017

Your feet will get wet. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Great hike, great exercise.

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Wed Apr 26 2017

didn't record alot of way in due to technical difficulty..good climb from roaring run to top of hill.along level hike on part of north loop

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2 months ago

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10 months ago

recorded Painter Rock Loop Trail

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