Pump House Trail Loop

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Pump House Trail Loop is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Somerset, Pennsylvania that features a lake 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.9 miles Elevation Gain: 669 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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Take I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) to Exit 110 (Somerset). Take PA-31 west for eight miles. Turn left on Trent Road and follow the signs to Laurel Hill State Park.

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30 days ago

Great trail. Two creeks, some elevation gain, a waterfall, and an old growth forest all in about six miles. Start is a little confusing, but if you look at it, you can figure out a better route

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1 month ago

Confusing start, we weren’t sure where the start of the trail was and to see the water fall you have to go off the main trail a little. Totally worth it and an amazing easy hike.

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muddy
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3 months ago

Great trail! I had a lot of fun hiking it with my dog. There’s water everywhere so if your dog likes to swim then this is the trail for them!

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3 months ago

Very nice trails. Walked with our two dogs.

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6 months ago

A great hike! The directions provided by Drew Ballard are pretty spot on for the loop. The dam had lots of water coming over with all of the rain over the past few days.

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6 months ago

Only 1.25 miles for the loop through from Pumphouse Trail to Tram Road Trail to Shay Trail back to Pumphouse Trail. Great for dogs, nice and easy, and ever so pretty!

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muddy
7 months ago

Just got heavy rain great hike. My two year old had fun

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Tue Aug 14 2018

Good hike but not a loop trail as I thought it was only 3. 1/2 miles also be very aware of your surroundings very intrusive poison ivy had to go to the hospital

Sun Jul 08 2018

This is a short, easy hike to a creek. The park is very beautiful and it looks like it would be a nice spot for camping. The lake is also quite nice and you can rent kayaks if you want to combine some paddling with your hike.

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Thu Jul 05 2018

At first, we were reluctant of this trail, because it took forever to get to from our car and the hiking path was difficult to find as we were taken through the main parking lot across a road, through cabins, etc. I recommend doing the loop in the other direction than we did it, starting at the Hemlock Trail which begins near the bridge. The water features on this hike are definitely a highlight. We also enjoyed the hemlock old growth forest. We had no idea this existed.

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Fri May 04 2018

Beautiful, well marked hike. Thoroughly enjoyed the Hemlock Trail portion the best.

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Tue Nov 01 2016

This is a great loop hike. Varying scenery. Bobcat trail can be steep at parts and a little rough but the others are very nice and comfortable to walk on. If you're using a state park map: It starts at the #4 boat launch Briefly north and turn left before the bridge to get on Hemlock Trail. Left/West on Buck Run Road. Right turn onto Bobcat Trail. Bobcat Trail to a left on Beltz Trail/Road. Left onto Martz Trail Right onto Pump House Trail Go past the 1st right for Tram Road Trail (wrong direction). Take the 2nd right onto Tram Road Trail Tram Road Trail along the river Right across the bridge at the Teaching Station Stay on this unnamed trail/road until the big parking area and beach. Then you can find your way to Copper Kettle Trail along the water and turn left/north to the #4 boat launch.

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