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16 days ago

Great Trail. Route: Love Run to Mid State to Panther Run. Definitely steep & difficult. Did part of this in summer, lots of mosquitoes. This weekend (9/29/18) was perfect...Cool & few mosquitoes. Panther Run trail from Mid State is straight down...be prepared.

Route: love run —> panther trail
Hard trail especially coming down! Enjoyed the experience overall. Trail is not well known and we were the only ones on the trail. Might do it again for the intensity of workout.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Great hike. Decent incline on the way up and decline on the backside of the trail.

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

This trail is very difficult, straight up and straight down. The state park said it was a 2.9 mile trip. Wish I had checked this app first because seven is more accurate. We came across a den of about ten rattlesnakes. Also, plenty of stinging nettle. All said, we feel accomplished!

on Panther Run Trail

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Beautiful rock formations and veiws, it's a little challenging but worth it. Panther run holds a special place in my heart, I would definitely do this one again.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Great hike pretty steep at beginning and end.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

This is a fun trail. The steep initial incline leads to a flat stretch through mostly deciduous forest and eventually to large exposed rocks at the top of a ridge before descending. Not a long hike, but a perfect length for an afternoon. I have encountered Timber Rattlesnakes on this trail, but that is not unusual in this area.

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

If you go up Panther Run then connect to Love Run just make sure you turn left at the cabin in the woods. Don't cross the bridge at the cabin and climb the next mountain. That is not Love Run Trail and will add miles and a steep climb to your trip and you will end up on the Mid States and lost like we did. We bush whacked back down the mountain to meet back up with Love Run and it was a total of 6 miles because we missed that turn at the cabin. Otherwise it is a good hike but the backside of Panther Run is super steep and a bit technical. I would rate the Panther Run loop difficult for most normal hikers. Adding in what we did made it crazy difficult and just dumb on our part although we did not see the turn at the cabin marked.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My grandparents cabin is up this way, I always biked here and go all the way to Waterville

Friday, September 04, 2015

It's a great trail, but a lot of the panther run loop needs remarked south of 322. There were a couple parts I almost got lost because of the faded marks. If you look around enough you should be able to spot on here and there to help you along.

The trail north of 322 is newly marked and easy to follow.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Panther Run Trail provides a steep access to the wild Mid State Trail and can be combined with the Spike Buck Trail to complete a nice seven mile loop. Be in shape for this one.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

on Panther Run Trail

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012