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Turkey Path [CLOSED] is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Wellsboro, 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 are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 692 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Blowdown

Closed

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Note: This trail is currently closed due to seasonal trail damage. The trail will need extensive repair work before it can re-open. Hikers should utilize the Overlook Trail at Leonard Harrison until repairs can be made. For more information, please see https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/LeonardHarrisonStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

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Recordings (105)
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sean U.
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Hiking

Great trail, as of July 18, 2020 the trail is open.

Laura Neal
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Hiking

Trail closed as of July 14. No signs indicating when it would reopen.

Heidi W
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Hiking

Trail closed for tree maintenance today and tomorrow...(7/2-7/3)

Audrey Patterson
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HikingClosed

The Leonard Harrison State Park Turkey Path is CLOSED. Their is a Turkey Path Trail at Colton Point State Park that is open. Trail is blocked off and posted closed due to extensive damage. No set reopen date.

Owen Shartle
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A few switchbacks down past a waterfall (after the first switchbacks make a right to go see the the waterfall area). It's a narrow path that can be a bit dangerous if you slip or trip. Not too steep for too long at any point, and the water at the bottom is a good resting point before turning around to head back up.

Joseph&Cathi Brown
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BackpackingMuddyRocky

My wife and I both grew up hiking this trail our whole lives, its a great trail depending on the time of year and weather conditions. can be muddy, rocky, and some roots. But we can promise you won't be disappointed, its worth the hike, you always see a bunch of wildlife and there is many spots to stop and drink fresh spring water. It is not filtered or sanitized but its fresh always cold spring water from the mountains of the Pennsylvania grad canyon!!!!! GO, Check it out!

William Miller
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Hiking

it a beautiful trail i been doing ever sense i was 16 and always go with my grandmother

Kayla T.
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HikingMuddy

The hike itself was a work out, lots of stairs and uphill on the way back. But still enjoyable view. Comes to a small waterfall and if you keep going down you go onto the bike trail that has the river next to it.

Dan Clementi
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Hiking

Very fun trail! Steep enough, enough views, plenty of bridges and stairs to make the entire length scenic, fun and a nice workout!

Susan Crossland
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Joanne Titcomb
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Hiking

Well maintained, decent scenery. The waterfalls are nothing special. Scenery at the bottom is the highlight. Moderate to heavy traffic.

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Lena Ma
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Hiking

Way too many unnecessary switchbacks and waterfalls were not impressive

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Susan Bowman
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Hiking

beautiful hike. The hike up was fairly intense for this beginner.

Ben Turner
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Hiking

I would give this 3.5 but it won’t let me lol. Nice view at the top and of the river at the bottom, definitely steep for the first half coming back up and then more manageable. Towards the top of the return half there’s a view point a bit off the path that is well worth checking out of the valley.

Ashley Holland
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Hiking

Well maintained trail, consisted of gravel/dirt path, and wood steps/planks. Multiple rest benches. A little rocky and exposed roots in some places. Beautiful scenery. Just challenging enough on the way up to get a good workout in.

D Sarno
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Hiking

This is an excellent trail. Trail is well kept and a nice challenge.

Brandi Lynn
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HikingMuddyRocky
Kylie Donovan
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Hiking

Nice trail and very well taken care of, just a few muddy spots. Plenty of benches for a rest along the way. Going down is no problem, a tad bit steep in some places so just go slow. Going back up is definitely more tiring as it is all uphill. But it’s definitely worth it to hike all the way.

Reagan M.
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Hiking

Nice out-and-back trail in a lovely (and extremely clean) park. The stairs and planks are helpful, but definitely go slowly if it's rained recently. Even in boots with good treads, I slipped several times as the boards were super slick.

Heather Couch
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Vince Lunetta
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Hiking

What goes up must come down. great day.

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Harrison Edwards
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HikingMuddy
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Jordan Roque
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Hiking

Nice trail with good scenery and some water falls. Well kept and steps to make it a bit easier. The observatory and the overlook trail have some amazing views.

Patrick Hinman
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Patrycja Zukiewicz
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Hiking

I started walking from top to bottom which was easy considering. Need to be careful with slippery at times and narrow walkways. Waterfalls are great!!

Harleigh Hughes
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it's very pretty in the spring and fall when the falls have alot of water but trail will be slick and muddy in spots so wear good boots that you dont mind getting muddy.

Mark Sechrist
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Hiking

We did this hike New Years Day 2019. It was a great hike! The waterfalls were raging after all the rain yesterday. It was awesome! I highly recommend this hike!

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