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Morrison and Rimrock Trails

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (21) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A beautiful and challenging trek with great views of the Allegheny Reservoir.


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14.0

Miles

22.5

KM

Loop

2,085' 636 m

High

1,392' 424 m

Low

1,609' 491 m

Up

1,603' 489 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views

Overview

This hike provides some good hills and spectacular forest views. A number of stream crossings are found in the southwestern sections of the trail. Massive moss-covered boulders dot the landscape. If you are in the area, this is a hike not to be missed!

Need to Know

Multiple creek crossings are found near the southwestern area of the Rimrock Trail or stay higher and drier on the Morrison Trail Loop. Bring your own food and drink.

Description

Starting at the trailhead, a 1/2-mile relatively flat doubletrack trail leads to the Morrison Trail Loop. Veer right and follow for a couple of tenths of a mile to the Rimrock Trail Loop. Turn right here and begin the ascent. There are plenty of rocky areas throughout this hike, so stay on your toes instead of your face!

The Rimrock Trail Loop heads west-southwest dropping close to the Allegheny Reservoir at 3.5 miles in. Leave the trail and head down to the rocky beach to take in the sights! Returning to the trail, you'll stay on the slopes following the contour of the Reservoir. Approximately 6 miles in there will be a connector trail going down to a campground.

From here, the trail gets wet! Rushing streams with crossings that you likely can not stay dry for, dominate this area. It is a beautiful and peaceful place. Follow the stream up slope through massive moss covered boulders and streams until meeting the Morrison Trail Loop. Turn left and follow the trail around for a 5.3 mile loop!

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Shared By:

Tony Deluca

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  4.6 from 21 votes

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Photos

Looking down at river.
Oct 29, 2017 near Warren, PA
View from Rimrock Overlook
Sep 17, 2018 near Warren, PA
one of the many stream crossings
Sep 17, 2018 near Warren, PA
Beautiful view of the Allegheny from campsite #18
Sep 17, 2018 near Warren, PA
Along the stream.
Oct 29, 2017 near Warren, PA
Northeast on the Rimrock Trail
Apr 15, 2016 near Warren, PA

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Check-Ins

Jul 27, 2020
William T
8.7mi — 4h 45m
May 16, 2020
Brian Rishel
5h 30m
Mar 21, 2020
Ben West
Jul 21, 2019
Stephanie Appleton
Jun 2, 2019
Max Kell
Mar 3, 2019
Derek Brotherton
14mi
Sep 29, 2018
LB Barganier
2.7mi
Aug 18, 2018
Matt Melbert
Did Rimrock counter clockwise straight into Morison. Skipped the middle connector section. 13mi