The black forest trail has been prone to horse damage. The west rim trail follows the western edge of the pine creek gorge, or whats more commonly known as the pennsylvania grand canyon. Returning to the trail, youll stay on the slopes following the contour of the reservoir. Also any thoughts on direction and if the guide book is accurate in regards to campsites. Between the golden eagle, and the west rim trails, this area is home to two of the premier trails that the state has to offer. May 25, 2012 the regions best places to hikewalk check out the results of this weeks readers choice poll from the greater philadelphia area. The trail starts and finishes in a pine plantation 0. The black forest trail is a 42 mile loop trail in the northwest corner of lycoming county near the village of slate run, pa.
With our 3yr kid sitting in my back carrier, we hiked only the west rim trail and stopped at the entrance of the angels landing. The regions best places to hikewalk west chester, pa patch. Trestle l o w mountain old as wo r th trail bl ac kwell trail trail blackwell private land private land. Mostly wondering if there are any good websites with reliable info.
Packhorses were used to haul 1240 gallons of oil, that was mixed with sand and rock to pave the trail. West rim trail, 30 miles in tioga state forest, tioga county. Climb the sun drenched switchbacks up the steep path as they wind back and forth takers hikers higher and higher. There are three distinct sections of the west penn trail. Bradley wales picnic area is a rough midway point where there are pit toilets and water. The west rim trail wrt is an outstanding 30mile backpacking trail along the western side of the pennsylvania grand canyon. The trail features breathtaking vistas of the gorge and the surrounding allegheny plateau, as well as. The west rim trail is the definitive pa trail for backpackers 30. Cloudland canyon offering 25% off camping in august patch. The northern section of the canyon is about 800 feet deep and about 2,000 feet from rim to rim.
Turn left on the west rim rd and follow for a half mile. Zions west rim trail map backpack day hike photos southwest maps zion park road map zion canyon map bryce canyon road map bryce canyon map grand canyon road map grand canyon map grand staircase road map grand staircase map cedar breaks road map cedar breaks map southern utah map northern arizona map. The trail runs along pine creek gorge, also known as the grand canyon of pennsylvania, which is 800 feet 240 m deep and about 2,000 feet 610 m wide from rim to rim in the area traversed by the west rim trail. While the road down to the west rim trailhead can save you 1. West rim trail hiking trail, wellsboro, pennsylvania. West rim trail pine creek gorge pa if this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq by clicking the link above. Key skill, next page, to the top of the allegheny plateau. Climb 950 feet in two miles your only major hump, past gurgling lloyd run stop for some photos.
You will continue to follow the west rim and pass a. Pa 414, blackwell, pa to the west rim trail at bohen run, blackwell, pa 2. My favorite trail so far in the state of pa, west rim trail is also known as the grand canyon of pennsylvania. West rim hiking trail orange blazes pine creek trail parking legend connector.
West rim trail, tioga county pennsylvania hiking trails. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from march until october. The telephone canyon trail provides a shortcut between potato hollow and cabin spring or a possible loop for hikers entering and exiting the same trailhead. The trail features breathtaking vistas of the gorge and the surrounding allegheny plateau, as well as a variety of forest types and environments. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Hiking guide and photographs for the west rim trail, a great backcountry hike in zion national park from lava point down to zions main canyon with angels landing along the way. West rim trail history the trail to scout lookout was built by the nps in 19251926 and paved in 1929. Msts connection from blackwell to west rim trail is now yellow blazed bohen trail section d in 12th edition 2012 guide as the continuous mst north end has moved further north crossing tioga county to the ny border. Traversing terrain in the tioga state forest, pine creek gorge natural area, and colton point state park, the west rim trail. With perfect weather, i was looking to hike some miles and spend a couple nights in. Western rim mountain bike trail in fruita, colorado. Armenia pdf arnot pdf asaph pdf leetonia north pdf leetonia south pdf snowmobile. The trail is 30 miles long and we had 14 of it the scheduled for the first day. At cabin spring the trail begins a steep drop in elevation and descends 2,500 feet over 4.
Oct, 2016 a popular hike is the west rim trail, a 30 mile pathway which follows the west side of the canyon. Approximately 6 miles in there will be a connector trail going down to a campground. Hiking is the most popular outdoor activity in pennsylvania, and its no wonder with all of the outstanding opportunities, from short loop hikes on state park trails to long, multiday options on state forest lands, to familyfriendly adventures on one of pennsylvanias railtrails. The trails northern terminus is on state forest land approximately one mile south of u. Jun 21, 2009 we decided to do the west rim trail in pennsylvanias grand canyon this week. Great trail with fantastic views down the pa grand canyon. The 30mile west rim trails been on my pennsylvania backpacking to do list for a while now almost entirely because it skirts the edge of whats referred to as the pennsylvania grand canyon. A popular hike is the west rim trail, a 30 mile pathway which follows the west side of the canyon. The west rim trail is a 30mile hiking trail located adjacent to the western rim of pennsylvanias grand canyon. The southern terminus is on pennsylvania route 414 two miles south of blackwell. West rim trail directions from the grotto picnic area, cross the road and walk over the footbridge to the west rim angels landing trailhead. When doing the topdown west rim trail hike, consider paying one of the springdale outfitters shuttle. Susquehanna river to pa route 94 susquehanna river to pa route 94 and other trails in cumberland valley, pa. Patch of snow beside the west rim trail, approaching the edge of horse pasture plateau.
Part of a 62mile rail trail conversion project, this is. For more information about the award, contact forest program manager matt beaver, bureau of forestry, at 7177837941. Oct 25, 2016 3 day 2 night 30 mile hike on the west rim trail. Eyes gaze upon the beauty of zion canyon as they follow the virgin river flowing at the base of the trail. The west rim trail follows along the rim with views of phantom valley and the canyons to the south. I feel like ive covered my bases, but im all ears for more ideas. Leave the trail and head down to the rocky beach to take in the sights. Fairly easy hiking as most of the trail is along the rim. Gps visualizer ability to upload gps data and view it on several map formats. Hiking the west rim trail endless mountains experience. H es to ck n rail island run island run cla y m ine run run run hole branch long run.
All maps show route of at with elevation profiles, side trails, and other general information. Dcnr to present trail challenge award to accomplished. This trail has been featured in outside magazine as the best hike in pennsylvania. Hop on the west rim trail and youll know why 50mile pine creek gorge earned the moniker grand canyon of pennsylvania. The west rim trail is a 30milelong hiking trail located adjacent to the western rim of pennsylvanias grand canyon. The west rim trail is a 30 mile hiking trail located adjacent to the western rim of pennsylvanias grand canyon. Water levels on streams get low during dry periods. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from april until october. Still have several one off hikes im excited for, and maybe some new trails too. The golden eagle trail, because of its gorgeous scenery and challenging terrain, has been called the best day hike in pennsylvania. Looking for anyone with info on the black forest trail. Information on purchasing a detailed trail guide for the west rim trail is available from. Part of the trek, a valley tucked in between the plateau and mount majestic, called little siberia becomes impassable.
The west rim trail is the definitive pa trail for backpackers. Zions west rim trail west rim of zion national park. My son gabe and i did a quick 2 night in and out backpacking trip on the norther portion of the west rim trail in pennsylvanias tioga state forest. West penn trail, trans allegheny trails, saltsburg to.
West rim trail the grand canyon of pennsylvania ajs blog. After shuttling cars between slate run and ansonia, we began the hike. We decided to do the west rim trail in pennsylvanias grand canyon this week. The 252mile 406 km tuscarora trail is a long distance trail in the ridge and valley appalachians that passes through the us states of virginia, west virginia, maryland, and pennsylvania. West rim trail topdown from lava point hiking guide. We picked a campsite on a wide, flat patch of land 10. The views of zion canyon, the thrilling steep dropoffs that keep you on your toes, the rivers rushing by, and the wildflowers along the path. Pictures of the west rim trail and angels landing, zion national park, utah. From the bradley wales picnic area after you enjoy the vistas you will travel sw towards the west rim rd. Views from barbour rock and near the bradley wales picnic area were some of my favorites. Thanks ahead of time, for your time and vast knowledge. Hoping to approach the black forest trail earnestly in the spring.
Turkey path trail colton point state park, pennsylvania. The exposed rock is estimated to be more than 350 million years old. The trail is an approximately nine mile loop, with much of the mileage taking place on the old logging and quarrymans trails in bonnell and wolf runs in the wolf run wild area. Oct, 2005 the west rim trail follows the western edge of the pine creek gorge, or whats more commonly known as the pennsylvania grand canyon. From the parking lot at rattlesnake rocks 1, follow the west rim trail s orange blazes into a thick canopy of hemlock, maple, and oak.
Sand run trail pdf west rim trail north pdf west rim trail south pdf pine creek rail trail. Sep 12, 2016 over labor day weekend, i met up with two friends, both named mike, to hike the west rim trail wrt, long branch trail, and finish on the black forest trail. Morrison and rimrock trails hiking trail, warren, pennsylvania. An interesting 44 hours in the tioga state forest, west rim trail. The black forest trail embroidered patch is available at ktas bookstore. I hiked it 3 years ago with my brother and a friend. The rimrock trail loop heads west southwest dropping close to the allegheny reservoir at 3. En route, tick off zions greatest hits from the pinestudded sandstone basins of phantom valley to the dizzying drops on angels landing miles six and 12.
My husband and i go on our first weekend back packing trip and get caught in a bad thunderstorm and our tent soaks through. Waterfalls, wildlife, lush forest, and a fastflowing, sparkling river await the hiker on this 3 mile roundtrip trekto access the turkey path trailhead, find your way to colton point state park on the west rim of the grand canyon of pennsylvania, also known as pine creek gorge. With perfect weather, i was looking to hike some miles and spend a couple nights in the woods. West rim trailoff road wellsboro, pennsylvania park. Jul 14, 2016 the west rim trail, also known as the pennsylvania grand canyon is a 30 mile end to end hike that offers beautiful views stunning vistas and as we found, lots of wild life. Other trails, including the turkey trail, and others, offer challenging and beautiful hikes. For more information on recreation in state forestlands, visit. This was a very scenic trip with a lot of hiking on the rim of the gorge next to an 800 ft drop.
The west rim trail is a seasonal backpacking trail that takes visitors south from just below the lava point campground, trekking across the large horse pasture plateau, then down toward angels landing and the grotto picnic area. The trail will then traverse around colton point state park and away from the canyon rim, but will come back to the gorge at about the 9 mile mark. Rabbit valley to western rim mountain bike trail, loma, colorado. Route 6 on the colton road near the village of ansonia. Slate run is located along pine creek on highway 414, 27 miles north of jersey shore, pa. Also interested in water supply for midapril time frame. Since we were here to hike the west rim trail, we stayed on the main trail. Part of a 62mile rail trail conversion project, this is the first s ec tio np df ru. When it really starts to decend and i mean decend, keep an eye out for a right turn that goes to another steep decent down to a bench thats the western rim trail. Northern section pdf southern section pdf ccc sites on tioga state forest pdf grouse hunters maps.
Top 7 hiking trails near norristown norristown, pa patch. Tony robbins, woolrich regional manager, can be reached at this email address is being protected from spambots. Soak in the longrange views and, at the paths terminus, plunge 1,000 feet into the earth on the turkey path trail to explore. Over labor day weekend, i met up with two friends, both named mike, to hike the west rim trail wrt, long branch trail, and finish on the black forest trail. The 30mile west rim trails been on my pennsylvania backpacking to do. At bow ridge, a set of steps and rollway enable the cyclist to walk up a steep slope and switchbacks to the top.
The campsites are abundant and there are some streams along the trail for use as water sources. West rim trailin and out a long, tremendous hike with awesome vistas of some of the most breathtaking mountains, canyons, and forests that zion has to offer, challenging ascents, and even snow in the middle of the summer heat, west rim trail has a lot to offer. Bohen run falls and west rim trail is a hiking adventure located in or near wellsboro, pa. The trail is fairly well known, having been highlighted in multiple national outdoor recreation publications throughout the years. Follow it back to the big 4way intersection with the start of the western rim trail. Following the west rim trail and moving along the lower west rim trail provides sights that make memories. Hiking the west rim trail grand canyon of pa youtube. Compiled and published by potomac appalachian trail club. From there, veer left on rabbit valley 2 trail, and enjoy fast swoops through the valley back to your car. We took a shuttle from pine creek outfitters to the southern terminus in rattlesnake rocks. We took a shuttle from pine creek outfitters to the southern terminus in rattlesnake rocks, and hiked northbound back to asonia. I appreciate all the support at west rim trail off road. The northern terminus of the trail is just south of ansonia with the southern terminus being just 2 miles outside of blackwell. The west rim trail wrt is a very scenic longdistance trail that mostly follows.
The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible yearround. Rabbit valley to western rim mountain bike trail, loma. Lower west rim trail, zion national park hiking alltrips. In the south, the tuscarora begins at a junction with the appalachian trail at near mathews arm campground, 0. We left tuesday morning and drove 3 hours to the trail head.1047 417 79 1338 1604 198 1452 1251 72 1312 25 556 1501 1373 233 174 1557 1179 380 83 1009 1590 1190 909 148 39 867 481 1587 1629 1608 918 1071 682 427 1058 124 554 825 118