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Williamsport, Pennsylvania Map
19 days ago

Ok trail... be prepared and wear long pants because 75% of the trail is stinging nettles on both sides that are really unavoidable. I wish I would have know this before I went. Also, tons of gnats and mosquitos. The steam crossings can get problematic, resulting in you being soaked from mid-thigh down. I’d rate it as easy, ended up being a little less than 3.5 miles and 430 ft elevation gain.

Trail head is 0.2 miles before where it shows on gps. No parking lot, have to park on the shoulder. Follow yellow rectangle and watch for an unexpected split to the right, marked by a double rectangle. If you reach another road you want too far. My gps was showing me about 250 ft west of trail the whole time. Be prepared for a sustained steep climb.

2 months ago

Went for a good evening walk and we couldn’t make it the whole way and back in a decent time so we didn’t make it to the end.

There’s a few moments when it’s difficult to cross the stream but it’s bearable. Pretty hike overall though!

No good places to take a seat and have lunch but we took a blanket and stopped for it.

Overall good hike, not the best in the area but not a bad day hike!

If you're looking for an easier hike, skip the first 5 miles and park at the lot at little bear creek rd. The first 5 are brutal. If I were to do it again I would probably skip the first 5 and just do an extra 5 further down the trail. Maybe extend it up to angel falls? There are 3 places to camp and 3 fire pits a little after mile 11 that are very nice. There is also a very nice place to camp around mile 8-9 I think? There are multiple other spots along the way as well. I don't think there were any past mile 12 though.

on Little Painter Trail

2 months ago

Awesome hike that follows a little stream. Did this hike in the spring so the water was flowing. Our tween-age kids did this and it was the perfect hike to give them a little challenge without being too much for them.

3 months ago

well maintained trail through some beautiful Pa hills

11 months ago

Would love to know where the other reviewer went in. The directions take you to someone's home address and no trail head within 5 miles is marked.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Yesterday, I followed the same track Tyson Buttorf posted. Let me tell you, I am in decent cardio shape but the initial climb was brutal. It's the closest I've come to mountain climbing, albeit not quite that harsh. Once I reached the top, the trail was very easy and the scenery quite beautiful. Several on here mentioned rattlers; however, I saw none, only a garter snake. The descent was definitely not a breeze, either. It was very rocky with a lot of places where one could easily break a bone. I would not hike this loop if the ground were wet or icy as that would make for some very dangerous conditions. All in all, I liked the challenge and enjoyed myself. I will be back to do it again, maybe trying different tracks just to see new scenery.

Pack LIGHT!!!! As being our first overnight hiking/primitive camping experience, we were a bit naive to what exactly we were getting ourselves into. We followed a gear checklist and found that the majority of "necessities" we packed did nothing but weigh us down. Bring a lot of water!! From the very start you are ascending a steep incline and throughout there is not much of a break. Truly beautiful views once you finally make it to the Ridgeline. The descent is treacherous. Very steep and slippery mossy rocks. Be very conscious of your footing. Proper footgear and trekking poles are a must. I took many spills and would have taken many more without the support of the poles. Try to keep a positive outlook. The satisfaction of completing is great at the end. Extremely trying trail, but you'll feel a great sense of pride after all is said and done. Adventure awaits!

This trail is so hard ! But the view is awesome

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easy trail, brought my dog and let him off leash. You can park at the top of the mountain and it's right there past a game lands gate. It was "closed" the day I went but no one bothered my dog and I.

I found the sign but couldn't find exactly where the trail started, so I went up a little further and hiked the loyalsock trail a bit. The sign is right on the side of the road on your way off of RT 87. Good luck if you cab find it.

So hard. I forgot my sneakers which did not help and did the hike in my sandals. Luckily I had my socks. Stay on the trail is the best advice I can give. We figured there was a place to pick up the trail on the left but there was not and hiked up the hill not following anything but going up. I paused the app a couple of times but forgot to turn it back on so my map is a little all over the place. Will go back when I need a challenge again. Straight up a hill takes a lot of stamina and muscle control. Good luck if you tackle this.

Saturday, February 23, 2013