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

Good hike but not a loop trail as I thought it was only 3. 1/2 miles also be very aware of your surroundings very intrusive poison ivy had to go to the hospital

This is to be an awesome place to take novelist mountain bikers and to go horse riding. It had a little bit of everything. Then somebody with their Infinite Wisdom decided to make it off limits to everybody except hikers. This caused all the trails to get overgrown with weeds and jager bushs. Very sad.

At first, we were reluctant of this trail, because it took forever to get to from our car and the hiking path was difficult to find as we were taken through the main parking lot across a road, through cabins, etc. I recommend doing the loop in the other direction than we did it, starting at the Hemlock Trail which begins near the bridge.

The water features on this hike are definitely a highlight. We also enjoyed the hemlock old growth forest. We had no idea this existed.

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2 months ago

I parked at the ski patrol hit near the laurel mountain ski resort entrance and biked summit trail to spruce, then to beam, then Burma road trail back to laurel summit road to get back to the hut. great trail, lots of rocks, some mud and roots. challenging but not too challenging for the moderately fit biker because the elevation changes were minimal.

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3 months ago

Beautiful, well marked hike. Thoroughly enjoyed the Hemlock Trail portion the best.

Great small hike for family! Took about an hour - pretty steep going up and down mountain but not too long. Would come back in a heartbeat!

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Trail is becoming overgrown in July 2017. Had to beat back brambles and other jagger bushes with a stick before taking steps. Not a very pleasant hike in shorts.

Possibly nicer in early spring or fall when there is less vegetation, but in summer time this trail is an exercise in frustration.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

This is a great loop hike. Varying scenery. Bobcat trail can be steep at parts and a little rough but the others are very nice and comfortable to walk on.

If you're using a state park map:
It starts at the #4 boat launch
Briefly north and turn left before the bridge to get on Hemlock Trail.
Left/West on Buck Run Road.
Right turn onto Bobcat Trail.
Bobcat Trail to a left on Beltz Trail/Road.
Left onto Martz Trail
Right onto Pump House Trail
Go past the 1st right for Tram Road Trail (wrong direction).
Take the 2nd right onto Tram Road Trail
Tram Road Trail along the river
Right across the bridge at the Teaching Station
Stay on this unnamed trail/road until the big parking area and beach.
Then you can find your way to Copper Kettle Trail along the water and turn left/north to the #4 boat launch.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Made a loop by following the ramble run trail to the painter rock trail. Ramble run was very scenic crossing the stream more times than I can count, would recommend boots for this trail. Painted rock trail was mostly overgrown and very steep uphill for the first half.

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