Raccoon Run Trail
ElevationAscent: 133' 41 m
Descent: -707' -216 m
High: 1,575' 480 m
Low: 970' 296 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
Current trail conditions
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“Challenging, rhythmic, frustrating, and, somehow, quite a bit of fun. As far as Pennsylvania trails go, it is beautiful.”— John Buckley
The trail begins with a slightly rocky start before crossing over to the east side of 233, where it remains for this entire section. After crossing 233, expect another crossing over the Rocky Mountain Creek. The bridge is in good condition and did not show any signs of aging. A quick left turn after the bridge, and you'll begin the main leg of the trail moving northward, following 233.
The trail has some slight gains and losses of elevation with nothing more than 3-5% for the first few miles. This is a great warm up section if you plan on hiking the length of the trail and back. We did this trail on February 13 and conditions here were sometimes not ideal. Certain areas were a little flooded (no higher than the ankle) due to snowmelt.
After crossing one logging road, a second road crossing is needed. The trail picks up on other corner of the bridge. The last mile of the trail was the most difficult. There can be icy conditions due to being on the shaded side of the mountain among lots of evergreen trees. Here, hikers will encounter the biggest changes in elevation.
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Land Manager: PA DCNR - Michaux State Forest