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Yellow Dog Run and Rock Run

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Loyalsock State Forest

Yellow Dog Run and Rock Run is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ralston, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 666 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

hiking
flooded
muddy
off trail
over grown
1 month ago

There are no markings. None. There is a path for parts of it, but then it’s just forest. There was no way to cross the water to make this a loop trail. We had fun, but I would not recommend it to anyone who wants to follow a trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice views and easy hike, but the path isn't marked at all. The road up to the official starting point was closed off, so we parked by the gate. We started along the south side of Rock Run. About a third of the way in we completely lost the trail (not too far after it breaks back off from Old Loggers Path). We ended up finding a spot to cross Rock Run and then followed the trail/road back down.

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
washed out
10 months ago

nice views down through. But nothing is marked, 60% of the trail isn't even a trail. your just walking aimlessly through the woods. this was one of the worst "trails" that I have hiked.

hiking
muddy
off trail
11 months ago

This trail has beautiful scenery and spectacular waterfalls and creek features. As everyone has eluded to previously, once you get to the second creek crossing the trail becomes very difficult to find. We finally hiked up the hill, past the second water crossing, and caught the Old Loggers path, which parallels Rock Run the whole way down.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
washed out
11 months ago

This isn’t exactly a trail. We followed an old road (logging?). There are beautiful views of the creek and great swimming spots. We had to turn around about half way into the loop because we couldn’t find a path after crossing the creek. Still made for a nice hike in and back.

hiking
over grown
Tue Jun 18 2019

it's a beautiful place to hike but as others said it's hard to follow because it is not marked. I sure wish that someone would take the time to mark it because it could be an awesome hike!!

hiking
Mon Jun 18 2018

Not well marked at all. Please note that where the gps wants to take you is actually a mile into the hike, there is a road but it does not always allow vehicle access. We never could find where the trail was after we crossed the river and after about 1/2 mike through unmarked, up and down terrain we turned around and ended up doing an out and back. But it is an easy hike with great views of the creek and falls.

Sun Apr 22 2018

great trail, but not well marked at all.

hiking
Tue Aug 22 2017

Trail is confusing around second creek crossing and not well marked.

hiking
Thu Jul 20 2017

Awesome loved it so much. The hike is definitely rugged but worth it! The water was so refreshing and crystal clear. The water falls are swimmable. Native trout and lots of them.

hiking
Mon Aug 01 2016

Water gets busy in summer, awesome area. Hiked then went for a dip in the icy cold water.

Thu Aug 06 2015

All of people make sure u get there early

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Wed Jul 03 2019

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