Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Pennsylvania with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
18 hours ago

The trail markers ran slim in some places, had to use the shore as a guide.

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rocky
18 hours ago

Highs and lows, mounting biking portion, unsuspected part where the trail leads to the little cliff and had to hope off the bike and push it and carry it a bit before the trail regained its width.

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18 hours ago

The first few lookout points are really easily accessible, but some of the others are more of a challenge. Fun hike and beautiful views!

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1 day ago

Flat walk over frozen ground with the dog.

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snow
1 day ago

Beautiful snowy day!

Nice hike, clearly marked trail. Went with some snow on the trail and was able to get around without issue.

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rocky
snow
3 days ago

Beautiful as ever but a bit icy. Would recommend crampons.

Not safe for dogs yet. Falls are gushing and icy. Make sure to wear hiking boots, the trail is very rocky and can be slippery at times. Requires some maneuvering.

Not for the faint of heart! Absolutely beautiful in the winter with the icicles! If you’re looking for an easier option than the rock scramble: at the wooden sign at the bottom of the trail go up to the right. You can get to the upper falls and then go back down the same way. I don’t recommend going down the steep rocks.

conditions were perfect. the cold created spectacular views. Best time of year to enjoy this trail without the crowds. don't forget to explore the old train tunnel post hike

there were some parts of the trail that got the cardio going. It branches off a lot but from what I can tell the app keeps you on track and it's well marked. you can venture off the branches to extend your hike to northern pets of the park. I saw Mountain bikes when I was on it.

This starts out from the Environmental Education Center parking lot - we got a paper park map at the education building there to see all trails. This one follows a pretty stream for a little bit then crosses a bridge over to the other side. The trail has some uphill areas, but not super strenuous, then passes through a large area of maple trees where they were tapping for syrup. This trail would be very beautiful during the spring when apparently there are a lot of wildflowers in bloom along the trail. There are many loop options to make shorter hikes - good for children or elderly.

hiking
5 days ago

Easy/moderate depending on the weather. Great views of rural PA

Stopped on a winter day. Trail short but very icy. The waterfall tumbles over and under the huge rocks. Probably hard to see in mid summer.

Clean easy walk.

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail to take a dog on.

hiking
6 days ago

This trail is beautiful in the winter! The nice, flat trail makes for an easy walk in the snow with various ponds and streams along to enjoy. We crossed the road at the end of the trail when you reach the other game lands parking lot because we wanted to see Springfield Falls. We weren't sure if we were allowed to keep going because it looks like somewhat of a continuation of the trail but goes right behind people's houses, but we saw someone out sled riding with his kids and he greeted us and asked if we'd hiked this trail before, so it must be fine. Unfortunately, the trail leads to a gated small bridge over a creek that you aren't able to cross (the man I mentioned previously told us it's apparently unsafe) and the creek was fairly deep, so we couldn't continue to the falls. There may be a way to keep going along it or a shallower spot to cross, but we were just ready to turn around. In the warmer months that wouldn't be a problem regardless. A very enjoyable and scenic trail.

This is a two part review.
The first part of the trail was from Flat Rock to Waggoners Gap. The trail was rugged and extremely rocky with numerous hills to ascend. Hiked this section on May 4,2018. A gallon of water was not nearly enough to carry, even with the fullest effort to conserve. Hiked all day and only made it about 14 miles before running out of light. With that being noted, we abandoned all hope to proceed and ended the journey at Waggoners Gap.
Just returned from the second leg of the journey (January 12,2019), which began where we left off at Waggoners Gap. This section of the trail was rocky, however, not nearly as the first trek. This section of the trail was MUCH easier, with numerous ascents and descents, though the trail seemed well “manicured “. During this trip, we hiked a continuous 15 miles, following the Tuscarora Trail into the AT at Miller’s Gap. As stated previously, this section of the Tuscarora Trail was ridiculously easier than the first section, and I feel somewhat upset about it. In all, we began this leg at 0545 and ended at 1600, well before running out of light.
In conclusion, the first leg from Flat Rock to Waggoner’s Gap is sheer, unforgiving Hell, while the second leg from Waggoner’s Gap to Miller’s Gap is more like walking a well maintained powderpuff trail.

Nice short trail, some elevation changes but an easy trail. you can extend it longer by taking different trails along it

hiking
6 days ago

Great trails for hiking and running. Scenic, a number of benches and picnic tables throughout for a lunch break. Spend 2-3 hours for a 4-5 mile hike. Plenty of parking. Some steep terrain. I don’t recommend tennis shoes off the paved road.

I love Hawk Mountain. nice views, variety of difficulty, good photographing opportunities.

not really a hike, more like a walk. paved ways, lots of traffic noise. better than nothing?

I wanted to add some distance so I parked at the AT parking lot by the Pine Grove Furnace and followed the AT to the back side of the trail.

Easy, beautiful stroll.

Easy and fun to explore with kids. We spent about an hour and a half strolling the paths and playing at the playgrounds. Several different trails to follow. The kids had a great time leading the hike through the park.

Easy hike out to a few great views! Took kids, they liked it too.

Nice day hike if you are local. Nota challenging hike, but enough to get the blood flowing.

Amazing hike. One of our favorites. Our daughters age 7 & 9 loved climbing the rocks. We went at the beginning of November. The weather was perfect and the foliage was beautiful.

One of the prettiest sections of the entire trail from Pitts. to DC. Has highest point on trail and very long tunnel.

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