Whitetail Trail

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Whitetail Trail is a 10.3 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Hopwood, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.3 miles
2,388 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash



wild flowers


Chestnut Ridge from Lick Hollow S.P. to the Quebec Run Wild Area (10 mi) The Whitetrail Trail runs across the top of Chestnut Ridge from Lick Hollow to the Quebec Run Wild Area through State Forest and State Game Lands. A challenging trail, the lack of hiker trafic can allow the trail to become overgrown and obscured by ferns. Pay attention to the blue blazes. In the past, this area was heavily forested and is still criss-crossed by abandonded logging roads. While it can be hot in mid-June, that is also the time that the Mountain Laurel blooms. One short bypass is to continue up Pine Knob Trail from Lick Hollow to the Pine Knob overlook. The expansive view is highly recomended. Another rigorous 2.5 mile side trip is to White Rocks. In 1810, Polly Williams fell to her death from these rocks. She was rumored to have been murdered; pushed off by her reluctant fiancee. In more recent times, rock climbers have obtained permission from the private owners to climb the sandstone faces.

2 months ago

My original plan was to park at Lick Hollow Picnic area for a two day trip, out and back to the Quebec Run Wilderness Area. But when I found out that they don't allow overnight parking at Lick Hollow (and that it doesn't open until Memorial Day), I decided to start at Quebec Run and hike north instead of south. I learned, however, that there is no camping allowed at the Pine Knob overlook area, so I had to make do elsewhere. There is a small parking area on Pine Knob Road where the trail leaves the road to head toward Redstone Creek. Redstone Creek appears to be a reliable source of water year-round (always a good idea to treat water). There is a large clearing suitable for group camping (could easily hold a half dozen tents) a bit north of the power line cut near Long Run. The trail is very well blazed, but not well-worn. The toughest elevation change is the approach to Redstone Creek coming from the south.

11 months ago

This trail was on my to-do list for awhile. It is great some beautiful deep woods scenery and a few hidden waterfalls! I started at the trailhead in Quebec then hiked to pine knob trail and down to lick hollow parking area! The trail is marked very well. The only gripe I have is the trail does have a section that goes through some pretty thick ferns for a mile or two. Also if you are coming the way I did you do walk for about a mile on a back dirt road. Not a big deal but it could be rerouted to be completely in the woods!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Today I walked the Southern three miles of WhiteTail Trail from the Quebec Run Wild Area parking to Laurel Caverns (not that there is a good connector to Laurel Caverns). Trail markings of blazed red on trees are in good condition. Long

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I initially had difficulty finding the trail as the gps dropped me off in an obscure location by a garage. In speaking to one of the servicemen, there was another location climbing the hill on 40 East (Licking Hollow Picnic Area). The gate was closed but I checked with authorities, and it's ok to park there as long as the gate isn't blocked. The trail head is located about a quarter mile down into the park just to the left of the vacant rangers quarters. Keep your eyes open and be sure to hang a sharp right onto Pine Knob trail. I'm glad I had my all trails app. I hiked about four miles in. There's not a lot for views in this stretch, but it takes first place for seclusion ... peace and quiet.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Popular with hunters this time of year but the frail was in good shape. Lots of inclines making it challenging and a good workout. Directions were spot on.

Monday, May 25, 2015

For such little use trail is maintained well. Would be a descent single track

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Sunday, August 02, 2015