Murrysville

22 reviews

Heavily overgrown, inconsistently blazed, lots of downed trees, and (today at least) waterlogged and extremely buggy for much of the way. This hike was so miserable I elected to walk back along the road. I started at Walter Nature Reserve and pushed all the way through to Townsend Park. The most confounding spots were where the trail crosses private/residential land; Landowners (I assume) have put up signs admonishing hikers to "stay on the trail", but the blazes aren't visible due to absence or heavy overgrowth. The overgrowth and infrequent use means that in these ambiguous situations it's frequently not even apparent where the trail *might* be. I did lots of aimless wandering around. If you're going to do this one, wear gaiters and/or heavy pants to protect your legs from the prevalent thorns. FWIW, I didn't hear any shooting, but like the other reviewer, I went on a weekday morning, so probably not a peak time for the shooting ranges. I was eventually able to make it all the way through, but this trail needs a lot of work.