Slater Run Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Slater Run Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Warren, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
29 days ago

So we decided to try the second half of the trail - South Slater up to 337. The first portion was ok / the trail is not blazed, but there is a path, until 1 mile in. Then the trail becomes a sea of overgrown mountain laurel. It took hours to go 3/4 mile. At one point we planned to set up camp (we were equipped only for a day hike) and spend the night. We did eventually set a heading for a Tanbark Trail waypoint (hiked previously) and were able to bushwhack tediously to that point. This is NOT a hike-able trail. For those who feel we may have gotten off track, I was following 2 different GPS apps, and at one point we left Slater Run and headed up to the top of the ridge to see if the understory was less dense and if anything that resembled a trail existed.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked down toward route 62, from the South Slater branch. The trail is not blazed, and some areas are very swampy. Quite a lot of bushwhacking and guesswork - never really sure if you're on the trail. Not sure how this got a kid friendly tag. Very apparently marked toward the end as private property. Not comfortable invading people's privacy - needs at least an occasional blaze. Was quiet and nice for mushrooms and unique plants if you are into that kind of thing.

5 months ago