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Allegheny Front Trail

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 3.5 (4)

Nothing overly difficult, this trail traverses forests, swamps, valleys, and lots of rock gardens.


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41.7

Miles

67.1

KM

Loop

2,403' 733 m

High

1,292' 394 m

Low

4,915' 1,498 m

Up

4,914' 1,498 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

56%

Max Grade (29°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly No parts of the trail are overly technical.

Description

The Allegheny Front Trail starts at the PA 504 trailhead, circumnavigating the State Park in a clockwise direction, starting at the "3 o'clock" position, with yellow blazes painting all 41 miles of the trail. There are signs at any tricky intersections, so navigation is not an issue the majority of the time.

Most fast running springs are great for drinking, provided that they are properly filtered. DO NOT drink the Moshannon Creek water. Its orange color is a result of coal mining, and it is not suitable for drinking.

Campsites are plentiful, with one every five miles or so, if not even closer together.

Flora & Fauna

Blueberry bushes can be found, as well as teaberries. Typical PA animals, as well as reports of Bald Eagles and owls along stream valleys.

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  3.5 from 4 votes

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#454

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More boardwalk on the Moss-Hanne Trail.
Nov 24, 2015 near Stormstown, PA
Moshannon Bog as seen from the Moss-Hanne Trail.
Nov 24, 2015 near Philips…, PA

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Jul 7, 2019
Chris Seaman
Oct 12, 2018
C String
Jun 8, 2018
Todd Mathews
Dec 17, 2017
hayden bock
Hiked up wolf rocks road, turned on to AFT, down the gas line and then came out by the rocks for a loop of about 2.5 miles.
Jul 5, 2017
Micah Willy
41.7mi
Jun 16, 2017
hayden bock
muddy and wet... 18mi