Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Gouldsboro with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
24 days ago

This was a fun trail! It was well marked but be aware that there is a good amount of brush along this trail. Had to stop every 20 minutes to remove ticks. Make sure to spray up before you hit this one.

trail running
1 month ago

What a beautiful peaceful run the view is gorgeous

2 months ago

This is our go-to spot since it is pretty close to Philadelphia and it's a loop. It's not always easy to drive many hours for a hike so this works. Great spots to camp, moderate elevations. Southern loop was recently rerouted and has a lot to offer - waterfall with rope swing and a nice swimming hole as well as BEAVERS. Get outside folks and leave no trace!

backpacking
8 months ago

Excellent beginner backpacking trail. Nice campsites. Not too difficult. We backpacked it with two nights out and a total of slightly more than 13 hours of hiking total for the whole loop AUG 25-27 2017. Video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT2bh66OxAU

backpacking
8 months ago

Good trail for the beginning backpacker like us. Did the whole Pinchot Trail AUG 25-27 201. Parked at the north loop parking area and started hiking CCW at 5 pm on Friday AUG 25 and got to the Painter's Creek camp at 7:45, 5.5 miles total. Ate Wawa hoagies that night and went to sleep. Got up the next day and hiked 15 miles including a side trip to the Pine Hill observation tower to the very south end camp near Phelps Road (?). Then finished the last 7 miles on Sunday morning with a early lunch stop at Stone Tower which is a pile of rocks. Nice camps and easy trail from the up/down perspective. However, this is a relatively challenging trail for other reasons: (1) many rocky sections that require deft footwork and good footwear and (2) swampy sections that can get ugly. We all wore real hiking boots are were happy that we did. Probably will not come back to this exact hike considering there are so many other trails in the region and this was pretty boring overall. Again, this is a good backpack trip to dial-in your backpacking systems and get used to putting some miles in.

Decent trail. Easy hike. Going clockwise just under three miles is abandoned highway, just under two is rail line (not my fav) and the rest through cool forest. Decent flora and fauna.

backpacking
10 months ago

I followed the loop going counter clock-wise. The trail was very narrow and overgrown for about half of it. Navigating was a tad difficult at times Once you get past choke creek, things start to open up a lot more. Campsites are very plentiful. You'll run into at least one every 10 - 30 minutes or so; especially on the creek. The scenery changed quite a bit from dense forest to flower and fern fields. Elevation change was minimal. If the trail wasn't this overgrown, I'd give this maybe a 4 out of 5.

Good trail and easy as described. We did the loop clockwise which has a very gradual and not noticeable up hill grade and a short downhill. The observation tower is well worth the two additional minutes to get there. Parts of the trail ate overgrown, but the blazes are great.

backpacking
11 months ago

Great beginner trail that provides a wilderness experience but limited to a short trail. Some places are thick to traverse.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Very cool trail. Camp along Choke Creek. Trail goes through some tall mountain laurel, like going through a tunnel. Nice over nighter to test out some new equipment.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

I did the North Loop and South Loop in 10 hours

backpacking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Both trails are very beautiful, many water sources. I would definitely do this in a small group or solo.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Such a beautiful beautiful trail ! Don't let the weather keep you from this beauty is wonderful in all seasons !

hiking
Saturday, December 03, 2016

was really a great hike! took us 3 hours n we took 2 extra side trails beside choke trail. follow the orange then yellow markers for the nature trail NOT Butler trail. lots of cool beaver dams n beautiful stream scenery. trail is flood out in some places due to dams. easy to reroute n find trail again. for a novice walking stick is a good idea leaves covered rocks roots n branches

hiking
Monday, November 28, 2016

This is a really nice trail. Not much elevation gain or sweeping views but the diversity in terrain and scenery is great. You walk through a mountain laurel jungle and exit into spruce and hemlock along a stream. There is a lot of beaver activity and plenty of places to stop and enjoy lunch or some quiet time. The second half is a less interesting hardwood forest along the state boundary with a sportsman club. It ends with a 1.5 mile walk along a large grass road and Tannery Rd. Here is the PROBLEM, the trail appears to be well marked as you follow the orange blazes. The thing is, the orange blazes do not mark the Choke Creek trail, they mark the Pinchot Trail of which Choke Creek is a part of. There is no where that this is indicated; no info at the trailheard and no signage along the way. Just before about 4 miles there is a junction the indicates Nature Trail or Butler Trail. What happened to Choke or Pinchot? Butler continues with the orange blazes and is well maintained. Nature Trail is not initially marked and appears small and not well traveled. Even though Butler appears to be the correct trail to stay on the loop - IT IS NOT. Take the nature trail. It is about .5 miles long and brings you out onto the large grass road. The trail is marked yellow.

backpacking
Friday, October 28, 2016

Easy trail. The south trail is well used and I picked up a good amount of overnight camp site trash. Leave no trace? Please respect the trails!

Fun for a solo or small group hike. 26.4 on my gps.

hiking
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Not the best marked trail. Keep an eye out when the blazes switch from blue to yellow after prospect rock. Only about 1 mile total is wooded trail. Mostly flat. There is a nice walk on old Rt. 611. Did it with my dad who is 63 and had no problems. Timed at 2 hrs 45 mins. Overall a nice hike, in a nice park.

hiking
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The pic of the trail didn't watch the actual trail at all. However, i'm new to this page so that may be normal and common and y just don't know it yet. Only the first 1/3 to maybe 1/2 is hiking and the rest is flat walking in old or quiet roads. I did it in only 2 hours. Over all a nice trail.

trail running
Saturday, October 06, 2012

Ran one of the Poccono Xterra races there. Loved the trail and the park. Trail was hilly and rocky, I most likely wouldnt bring my younger kids on it. They could do it but it wouldnt be fun for them. (date may not be right. I dont remember now)

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