The Mocanaqua Loop Trail

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The Mocanaqua Loop Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

hiking
22 days ago

1 month ago

Very enjoyable hike, but i would not consider this an easy one. It is at least a moderate trail. there is actually four trails, we did the brown one and saw 2 porcupines.

1 month ago

Beginning of course hard to find because signs point "to trail" but you also feel like you're trespassing due to signs saying you're on camera....don't worry, this is start of trail. We followed the brown loop and markers started off alright until we got to culm bank. It looks like it either routes you left or right of the bank, but in fact you have to go around right of bank but not all the way and look down the hill and you will see brown markers again....basically the bank is placed dead center on the trail....we got confused for awhile and rerouted several times until we found it. Rest of the course was well marked. Very enjoyable and not super rocky terrain, but it was a decent amount of climbing. Should not be considered "easy"....an intermediate hiker can handle this fine.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike today. Half way point we encountered half a dozen bear (moma 3-4 cubs & another solo bear just a lil further). Also saw 2 pork u pines as well. Mother bear was huge. Def be safe walkin out there. Saw signs ahead a time tho (bear prints). Def many beer cans and trash as well on the trail.

3 months ago

Although my bro and i only hiked out to around 4.5 miles on the Loop Trail (green blaze), the scenery at the top of the mountain was worth the 1000 feet of elevation. We set up camp (hammocks) at around 900 feet, between what looked like an old coal mine entrance. Even though we didn't see the whole trail, i would still give it a moderate rating for its steep ascents and rocky terrain.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Many different ways to do this area. Link loops, you can make this as challenging or as easy as you want. We choose the uphill battle always! This is one of our favorite trails. Many oddities along the way. Grab a top map before you go.

hiking
5 months ago

8 months ago

Beautiful overlooks

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, December 04, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

high

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Beautiful views! lots of uphill for a great workout then levels off to going downhill. Took the brown trail. 6 miles.