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We really got an awesome workout! Our phones and my Fitbit all showed that we went over 7 miles. We enjoyed the trail and had a great time though even though it was longer than expected!

That was a great workout! We had over 7 miles on our phones and my Fitbit and we seemed to be on the trail for the most part. We really enjoyed the trail but was longer than expected!

hiking
2 months ago

We liked the trail. Clark Run is beautiful. The trail is a good workout. Thanks to a prior review that indicated a issue locating the trail around mile marker 3, we figured it out. The Boulder field is both challenging and fantastic. We completed the entire loop, scrambling around a blow down. A small copperhead snake was spotted near the end of our hike.

Beginning and end were difficult. The trail along the creek is very narrow. The drop off is straight down to the creek if you make a mis step.

backpacking
5 months ago

You need to be physically prepared to do this trail

Great times with friends out on the trail. Didn’t quite finish but conquered 2/3 of the trail. It’s been an annual trip every summer.

hiking
Thursday, September 28, 2017

One of my favorite trails because of the low volume of hikers. I enjoy trails that are off the beaten path, and I don't encounter anybody while hiking. It makes for some excellent solitude in the wilderness. One of my favorites to do early in the year because Clark Run has more water flowing. This was my second time doing the entire loop. The first 3/4 miles are rigorous, as the trail elevates along the run, but it is well worth it. Going counterclockwise, the final ~1 mile is tough to traverse due to the rocks and boulders. Great views.

hiking
Friday, September 22, 2017

A good 13.9 mile woodland hike, with the exception of a connector road at just before mile 61. I was a bit confused, stepping on to the road, but turn left/northward and keep an eye out for yellow markers on poles, and some occasional yellow blazes on trees. Guessing that's private property on both sides of the road. At the end of about a mile, the road, bears left just after Seven Springs Natural Gas Supply. The trail will resume, straight ahead behind some gas equipment, when the road bears left to a gate.

hiking
Friday, September 15, 2017

Completely loved this trail. Live at some distance, but would love to see when leaves are down. Magical in places.

trail running
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Well maintained and well marked trails.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial Day, 2017...Mile 70-65 in and out...~10 miles + trail down to shelter. Nice hike, elevation is gradual but consistent. 6 hours at a steady but leisurely pace with a couple stops. Very little foot traffic...only saw three groups of hikers all day. Highly recommended.

Nice change in terrain. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

This was an excellent hike for this time of year. As you can see from the map you have some nice elevation gains. A few nice views along the way. Can get confusing near mile marker 3 with the snowmobile trails intermixing with the hiking trail. On top of that some elitist type went through with black paint and covered most of the blazes so you may need to pause every now and again to find which way the trail leads. If the ground is wet or even covered with damp leaves I would go counter clockwise as the grade gets pretty rough to the left of the creek. This was one of the better hikes around the Johnstown area without a large water feature.

I love this trail. It is my go to when I don't know where else to go. It is a great half day hike and is easy enough for a beginner and has a ton of interesting features. If you go to the right of the loop first you will hike up the gorge along the water and if you hike to the left first you will see a small overlook of the river and then come to a massive boulder field.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Hiked this years ago, from what I remember it had pretty good elevation and some nice views. The trailhead is at the bottom of RT 403 if you are familiar with the area.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Hiked 24 miles did 18.5 in a day well maintained..

hiking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Out trip was a northward venture from the Hidden Valley Ski Area to the Route 30 parking area, over 3 days/2 nights. We were fortunate to have about 18 inches of snow, so we broke out the snowshoes - so much fun! We also got to put some miles on our new Camp crampons. The shelter areas were great, although my wife and I opted to tent camp near the shelters, after hearing about the mice. In fact, our shelter-bound companions ended up with some chewed up gear, and sleeping bag invasions by the small creatures. The 15 mile section that we did was very mild, and we covered ground fast. I was somewhat disappointed in the vistas - the summit and surrounding areas were not pronounced enough to offer any out-of-the-ordinary views.

All in all a good hike for a big group of mixed skill/fitness levels.

hiking
Friday, December 11, 2015

Hiked 13+ miles from the western trailhead at Johnstown hiking east. Hiked to the 56-57 mile marker and camped at the shelter site. Hiked east back 8+ miles to the next shelter and camped the 2nd night. Hiked back to the trailhead next morning. Did this in the fall towards the beginning of winter with snow showers mixed with cold rain and night time temperatures around the upper teens. No campers at the shelter site the first night other than myself and my dog. Shared the next night camp with only a couple of others. Did not see hardly any other people. I was surprised because this is an awesome hike.

hiking
Saturday, November 07, 2015

Wasn't marked real good but a good hike

hiking
Saturday, November 07, 2015

Parts hard to follow lot of rocks

hiking
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I have not completed it yet. I have did the first climb and enjoyed it. Just be careful the rocks are all loose.

hiking
Monday, March 09, 2015

I absolutely love this trail - Ive hiked to the 6.3 mile shelters from Ohiopyle parking lot multiple times and I've never been disappointed - It is a difficult trail that provides awesome scenery and a chance to be alone with nature for a couple of days.

hiking
Sunday, December 29, 2013

only hiked from milepost 52 to the end. pretty nice trail!

hiking
Sunday, October 21, 2012

Beautiful little valley but with leaves on the ground it's a bit challenging. Beautiful and quiet but be ready to climb.

hiking
Saturday, April 21, 2012

This point-to-point trail was worth the climb, and was completed during about the halfway point of the Clark Run Trail (loop trail). Head steep up the hill (Red Blazes) and enjoy the lookouts over the Conemaugh Gorge between highway 56 (Haw's Pike) and Rt. 403 (Cramer Pike) before making your way back down again to Clark Run Trail (Yellow Blazes) and making your way to back to the trail head.

hiking
Saturday, April 14, 2012

Great little hike, not too easy and not too hard. Can easily be done in about an hour with minimal breaks. Great views of streams and rock formations. Highly recommend catching Rager Mountain Trail (about 3.2 miles, orange blazes) at around the halfway point and making the complete loop.

hiking
Sunday, April 08, 2012

Been hiking this trail for years, in sections and just out for day hikes, 2 years ago I walked the full trail in 5 days, was a very nice peaceful trip. Highly recommended if you are in the area. If your on Facebook join us, do a search for LHHT a bunch of us on that group. My name is Larry

hiking
Sunday, March 25, 2012

Waterfalls, boulders, rock formations...lovely. Grab one of the sticks at the gate if the weather has been wet... you will need it to navigate steep slopes and cross streams.

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