Hickory Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,126' 343 m
Descent: -1,078' -329 m
High: 1,897' 578 m
Low: 1,461' 445 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
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“A foot travel only wilderness trail with undulating terrain, rocks and downed trees.”— Ben Power
There is only one trailhead located at the Hickory Creek parking area and the trail is marked with yellow or white blazes painted on trees. The markings are infrequent and often faded, so keep an eye out. Additionally, the trail is only maintained to primitive standards, which results in a lot of vegetation encroachment on the trail along with many fallen trees across the trail.
This trail offers challenges to a wide range of skill levels as it traverses the rolling terrain within the Hickory Creek Wilderness. Fishing for small native brookies can be done in East and Middle Hickory Creeks. These trails are open for winter hiking. Remember to dress in layers appropriate for the weather conditions and be aware that these trails are used heavily in the late fall and spring by hunters. It is a good idea to wear bright fluorescent colored clothing if hiking during these time periods.
For more information check out Allegheny National Forest's pamphlet on Hickory Creek Wilderness.
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Land Manager: USFS - Allegheny National Forest Office