Tucquan Glen Loop Trail

MODERATE 298 reviews

Tucquan Glen Loop Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Holtwood, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 223 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

You'll begin by crossing a small stream on a bridge - to the left of the Tucquan Glen sign. It's an easy hike with part of it along an old logging road. Follow the blue blazes. You'll pass the remains of an old homestead. The gorge will narrow as you get closer to the halfway point and you'll have some beautiful waterfalls over huge rocks. At the halfway point you'll reach the railroad tracks. Turn right along the tracks and cross the bridge over Tuquan Creek. After another 100 feet or so the trail will head sharply uphill on the right.

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muddy
19 hours ago

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2 days ago

One of our favorite hikes! Highly recommend, especially if you enjoy hiking along water like we do. Wife and I have hiked this three times already this year with our four children (they’re avid hikers!). We love it.

great hike

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scramble
16 days ago

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muddy
rocky
18 days ago

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muddy
rocky
22 days ago

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28 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!!!! It was crowded, but it’s Memorial so it was to be expected.

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rocky
30 days ago

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bugs
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over grown
1 month ago

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2 months ago

Had a great time on the trail with my friend. We saw a snake, a hawk, and a lot of pretty wild foliage. We were there for an crystals and minerals exhibit and wound up hiking half of the trail.

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2 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails. However I rarely follow the loop showed in all trails.. the yellow trail. I usually follow the yellow to the white to the red... and then back track to where the white meets the red and go down to the yellow... today I didn’t have time as unfortunately I had to go to work this afternoon. The way I go is a great elevation change hike...

2 months ago

I love the trail that goes along the creek.. it's so peaceful with the creek and it's small falls rushing!! Definately will be returning!

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2 months ago

About a 2 hour hike through a scenic trail that snakes around a stream. Well worth the time!

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5 months ago

Wonderful scenery and decently well marked trails. just make sure you look up every so often to not miss the trail markers. We followed the yellow markers for a bit until we reached the train tracks and the open river. Almost missed the continuation of the trail that turns blue right after the white train track bridge. Many skinny portions to the trail and lots of rocks to climb up and around. Towards the end we got a little stuck and had to cross the creek to make it to the road. Overall the trail was a lot of fun with some sketchy parts that are a little slippery. Parking lot is a little small so be careful.

5 months ago

Nice trail for younger children.

7 months ago

Wet rocks and leaves made it a little sketchy. But worth it! A lot of recent rain had the tiny creek roaring! Beautiful !

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8 months ago

This place is fantastic, but a word to the wise--the initial bridge to the Blue Trail (the "moderate" one) is gone. I'm not sure why. This means that the only good way to get to the moderate trail is to start on the difficult Yellow Trail and walk/slide across one of the fallen log bridges. It's fun, but NOT easy, and I would not recommend taking small children until Spring 2019 or whenever they reinstate the bridge.

9 months ago

Love this trail. Lots of different terrain, different scenery, and mostly shaded, all for a relatively short hike. Last time, brought guests, and was turned away by a ranger since parking was an issue. Be prepared for some wet/slippery sections when you choose your footwear. Some people wear flip-flops and crocs everywhere, I guess.

9 months ago

Will go again and finish the loop. I took my two year old and golden doodle which was over ambitious considering the conditions. Next time I will just take my toddler and focus on her. The rocky and steep conditions can make it hard to watch a toddler and dog at once with numerous people around. Parking is scarce, so get there early or later in the day. Beautiful trail and the Tacquan creek is super stellar!! Great holes for swimming too. The views are breathtaking and serene. Go see it but be aware it’s a nature preserve so leave it as you saw it upon arrival. I’ll go again but won’t make it a usual thing as nature persevere are not meant to have high foot traffic.

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

Great hiking fun for the whole family. Some steep parts for my 6 year old, but she was fine throughout the hike. Plenty of great scenery and falls to pause and watch throughout the hike and a lot of swimming holes for the kids to jump in and cool off. We will definitely be back for future hikes.

9 months ago

We hiked this today! Beautiful setting, hiking one side of creek and back the other side. We had to take our time with many rocks and roots to navigate, but that just makes it all the more fun!!

9 months ago

my favorite

10 months ago

nice trail..great pics to come

10 months ago

Great place to hike during the hot summer!

11 months ago

The trail and scenery are beautiful. I was a little taken aback by how many people there were wearing flip flops and carrying pool floaties though....I guess that's what I get for going on one of the hottest Saturdays of the year so far!

11 months ago

One of the best in the area!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Been going here for over a year now! It’s a blast and usually isn’t too crowded! I usually follow the yellow trail to the white trail. This trail follows beside the water and then takes you up for a decent view of the water in fall when the leaves are fewer and more colorful. The white trail will take you back to the beginning of yellow trail and parking.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Beautiful little trek down to the river and back.Theres a few different trails to take, so you can do something different each way..It trails what to me is a trout stream ..tiny waterfalls..I love taking my children. It's a mini adventure for them..There are some part of trails that are steap and at times slippery.. Overall, be going for years. And I definitely recommend checking it out!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Beautiful. However lots of fallen trees and very steep in some areas. I always fall when I come here. There are also some narrow paths near the edge of the cliff so please be careful. Downfall is there’s very little parking.

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