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Tanbark Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clarendon, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife 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.

Length 6.9 mi Elevation gain 964 ft Route type Out & Back
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Pennsylvania Bureau of Travel Marketing, 453 Forum Building , Harrisburg, PA, 17120, Phone: 717-787-5453

Directions from Warren, PA: Trailhead parking is located at a pull-off on US 62 halfway between Tidioute or Warren or at Dunham Siding which is on the Hearts Content Road at the junction of FR 116 and 119. From Warren or Tidioute, take US 62 to its junction with Hearts Content Road. From Sheffield, take the Austin Hill (Bull Hill) Road to the Hearts Content Road.

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Dionisio Lopez
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Bret Bemis
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Magical trail. The large rock formations are otherworldly!

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Ashish Kumar
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Scott Hartenstine
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HikingGreat!

Good trail, well marked. Some springs were dried up but creeks were ok. I parked at the Hickory Wilderness trailhead and hiked to Rt 62. Nice decent early and really drops as you get to Rt 62. Turned around and hiked back for a 12 mile total. Vegetation varies as much as the terrain. Really nice hike.

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Bret Bemis
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Incredibly beautiful. The large rocks are otherworldly!

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Sarah Hopp
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HikingBugsRocky

Hiked 7/15. No one at the trailhead at 430 pm and saw no one on the trail. Definitely a remote trail with a creepy vibe when done solo. probably had more to do with the man that parked his van on the road and approached me to tell me I'm beautiful and where am I from? I didn't feel good at all about leaving my vehicle there or hiking this solo. nice enough trail, great workout. be safe out there.

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Andrew Lanich
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Beautiful trail! A few of the uphills can be pretty gnarly, but most of it is smooth sailing. Very green & a thick canopy to keep you cool, with 2-3 usable water sources along the way. There is a few massive rock formations along the way, and they are quite magnificent! Highly recommend this trail, and we'll be back again for sure.

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Timothy Dunn
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Really pretty trail! Mostly well-marked trail with some really stunning rock formations. Good mix of flat wooded trails with some little rock scrambles in the middle. Trail got a little wet and dicey down by the creek, but we managed to make it! The big, old rock formations are like dinosaurs! Really beautiful!

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Erinn Flandreau
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Absolutely beautiful trail!

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Shelly Hetrick
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This trail has a little bit of everything. I found it incredibly beautiful and can't wait to go back.

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Brandon Gray
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My wife and I hiked from Rte 62 to Hearts Content. If you start on 62, the parking spot is across the road from the trailhead. The first quarter mile is uphill. We didn’t have any issues in the snow. I had to search for blazes a few times but overall the trail was in good condition.

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Bill Baughman
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this has mix of everything. flat and hills with some sloppy areas as well. connected to the north country trail and hiked to minister for an overnight camp out. well marked but did not seem heavy usage.

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Jamie Kott
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Awesome trail. Very beautiful.

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Emmi Beary
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Christmas Day hike! Did about 3 miles off of State Rt 3005 (6miles in and back). Pretty stone outcroppings and streams start about 2 miles in. We have also done about 1 Mile in off of rt 62 one thanksgiving. It was quite a climb and took careful footing on the way down.

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Jacob Barilla
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Good trail, steep in places so if you have less experience you may struggle. Spectacular scenery and good times all around

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Eric Trojak
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love the trail

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Ez Espey
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I found this trail to be confusing. I got to a "T" in the trail and it said that i could go either left or right. I went left and the app said I was off trail. I tried right and the app said that I was hiking away from the trail. After 4 or 5 miles of backtracking I just gave up and took the tom run back to the road. Frustrating.

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Jeremiah Baker
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I hiked this trail in the middle of Feb from the trail head on 62 to Hearts Content. I really enjoyed the hike. The trail is well marked for the most part. There are a couple places were I had to stop and search for the next blaze. There was a couple of inches of new snow on the ground. The trail starting at 62 has a fairly steep incline. The elevation change is a gain of over 700ft in the first mile. Watch your footing on that section of the trial. There are a few spots that you could get seriously hurt if you fell. There are numerous streams on this trail. You shouldn't have an issue getting water. I also passed a few good campsites over the course of this hike. I did the trail as an out and back. There are some amazing rock formations along this trail as you get closer to Hearts Content.

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Wes Rowden
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We combined Tom's Run, Ironwood and Tanbark trails to make a 5.8 mile loop. Had a great time.

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David Colombo
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Loved this trail, somewhat of a workout at the beginning but clear sailing after that. Remarkably secluded. The big rock "gardens" are a sight. The whole trail is peaceful and fun. I overnighted about 2 hours in (going from the trailhead on 62) in a nice little spot next to a stream.

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Phil Dellamedaglia
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Great hike. Easy to moderate trails. Decent camping spots.

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Amy A,
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Have hiked this in both summer and winter, and was surprised by how much I loved it in winter. There was about a half foot of snow on the ground, and increased with elevation, but still completely manageable. Absolutely beautiful with sun coming through the pines and snow. Easy access too -- can park in the pull-off on Route 62, cross the road, and enter at the trail head. A number of small streams (no big deal during winter, but spring and summer may prove a little soggy and buggy). Lots of boulders, which were perfect to stop and have tea.

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Richard Burdelsky
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Very enjoyable trail. It connects to the north country trail above Minister creek and goes to route 62 and the Allegheny River. I found it to be fairly well marked and easy to follow. There is a very impressive rock formation along the trail. There were camping areas near Sandstone Spring and where the trail crosses Slater Run. Going down the hill to 62 along Boarding House Run there were several waterfalls, but the trail there has many downed trees and is not as well marked. I did find my way fairly easely though. The Toms Run loop has some nice views of the creek and is interesting, but very boggy in spots.

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Scott Emberg
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Much like the North Country Trail going through the region, well marked with many up and down hills, Very senic area. Nice hike.

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Kylie Westover
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Joseph DiFalco
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