Pinchot Trail Lakeside Loop

MODERATE 124 reviews

Pinchot Trail Lakeside Loop is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wellsville, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.2 miles Elevation Gain: 534 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

rock climbing

walking

bird watching

running

lake

views

hiking
1 month ago

Nice casual trail, bit rocky at some points and your feet might hurt but overall a nice long easy trail.

hiking
2 months ago

We took the Oak trail and it’s easy to moderate.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
over grown
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. A little overgrown in some areas

hiking
muddy
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
5 months ago

So muddy. But biggest issue was how overgrown everything was. Definitely waist high grass in places. I only ran about a mile of the trail and finally bailed and turned around. (This was along the Quaker race section)

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bridge out
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
8 months ago

10 months ago

fairly easy trail. a tad muddy after rain

hiking
Tue Sep 11 2018

forgot to review this place. nice hike around the lake, would go back to kayak

Fri Aug 31 2018

The hike has some overgrown areas. Some muddy Areas. It has very little elevation changes. It is well marked and trail maps are available at the park.

Thu Jul 19 2018

Between the bridge and campsites on the opposite end of the lake from the dam, beware of fishing trails that lead off actual trail.

Mon May 28 2018

Nice easy trail

Sun May 06 2018

I only made it 4 miles, somewhere i got off track. I'm really out of shape and this was my 1st hike. I thought the trail was nice. We encountered a snake on the trail.

mountain biking
Sat Apr 21 2018

Camping here for the weekend, very nice trail to walk in and out of the thick with plenty of scenery. Park says no biking on some parts of it. Certain parts of the day it's perfect to rip through it for mountain biker enthusiasts as I did.

hiking
Sun Mar 11 2018

Beautiful scenery! Good hike. We took the dog he loved it too!

hiking
Wed Feb 28 2018

A nice hike with no real elevation. Very wet and gushy at places. Pinchot is a very nice park and great for camping!!

hiking
Sun Nov 26 2017

Easy footing and mostly flat trail, but very long and deviates away from the lake for a good portion of it, I was expecting to be more along the "lakeside". Nice variety of tree species and good for bird watchers. The hunters and gun noise made me a bit nervous - be sure to wear orange during hunting season. Enjoyable hike but no "wow" moments.

hiking
Mon Nov 13 2017

Recently reblazed, easy to follow. The road walk by the dam has been moved off the road.

hiking
Mon Sep 25 2017

A lot of fun in the rain! It was very soggy but a lot of fun with no one around. We even saw a deer. If you plan to go after a day of rain you'll definitely want boots.

Sun Aug 27 2017

Mostly flat with a few ups and downs. Lots of tree roots and stones. I logged 9.1 miles in 2.5 hours.

Sat Jun 17 2017

Needs to update and standardize trailblazers but it was a brisk and picturesque trail!

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