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Mason Dixon Trail: Otter Creek

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Length

4.2 Miles 6.8 Kilometers


Elevation

390' 119 m

Ascent

-391' -119 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

505' 154 m

High

191' 58 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 52 days ago
Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees History

Getting forecast...

A trail with great views of the Susquehanna River from Urey Overlook and the scenic Otter Creek.

Mason-Dixon Trail System

Overview

Otter Creek Campground, adjacent to this loop trail, is open from April 1 through October 31.
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views [Add/Remove]
Family Friendly: Even if the full route is too long for younger children, the route to Urey Overlook is quite pleasant!
Dogs: Off-leash

Description [Suggest Changes]

To access this trail, park at the Urey Overlook parking lot, which is at top of the hill upriver from Otter Creek.

Cross PA425 and follow the blue-blazed Mason-Dixon Trail to where it turns left. Go straight on the red-blazed trail to Otter Creek. Turn left and follow the blue/red-blazed trail down the creek. When the blue-blazed trail turns left, continue on the red-blazed trail.

At mile 1.4, follow the red-blazed trail to where the blue-blazed trail comes back down the hill. Continue straight ahead on the blue/red-blazed trail. At mile 2.8, down near the mouth of the creek, an orange-blazed trail comes in from the left. Continue on the red-blazed trail down to PA425.

Cross PA425 and find a yellow-blazed trail that goes down the embankment. Follow the yellow blazes until you connect back to the blue blazes. At mile 4.0, turn right on the blue blazes and follow the blue blazes up the hill to
Urey Overlook. Enjoy the views!

After enjoying the view at Urey Overlook, leave the overlook and turn right. Follow the blue blazes on an old logging road back to your vehicle.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Visitors are likely to see deer amongst the towering hardwoods that make up the forested landscape.

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Apr 28, 2018
Shannon Erdman
great trail. lots of downed trees but it is the perfect blend of challenge and easier areas. one of the prettiest hikes I've ever been on! 4.2mi
May 27, 2017
Rebecca L
4.2mi

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