Tuscarora Trail: Cowans Gap to Tower Rd

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Tuscarora Trail: Cowans Gap to Tower Rd is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Todd, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles
1,400 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers

Directions are pretty straightforward as to how to follow this trail. As long as you follow the blue blazes of the Tuscarora Trail here you will not get lost on a side trail. There are many side trails that lead back to Cowans Gap State Park but just keep following the blazes.

3 months ago

Great hike on a beautiful day! We parked up at the tower, on Tower Rd and immediately came to the most beautiful vista. Parking there made the hike mostly level then a steep decent at the end, at the lake. Be prepared for a steep incline if you park at the lake and walk up to the tower. Also worth going 2/10ths mike to the bunker. Very nice camp for hikers.

10 months ago

I would rate this slightly more than a moderate trail due to the elevation gain. It is very challenging. I started in cowans gap state park and hiked to the big mountain overlook.

9 months ago