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Rocky Knob Trail - West

Intermediate
 4.4 (7)

Experience a designated foot-traffic-only trail in the heart of Pennsylvania's Michaux State Forest.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Point to Point

1,896' 578 m

High

1,386' 422 m

Low

43' 13 m

Up

539' 164 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Family Friendly This trail is suitable for younger kids. The only part they may have some trouble with (depending on how young they are) is crossing a small stream bed near the lower branch portion of the trail.

This is one of the trails that is designated only for foot traffic in the park, so enjoy!

Description

This trail splits shortly after the trailhead and crossing the Appalachian Trail. This course is a lollipop trail, starts with.3/4 mile connector to a loop, to the left (clockwise) which, for 1.5+ miles, is a trail made from an old CCC road from the 1930s. This path is a steady uphill northerly trek at an easy, low grade, the other direction (counterclockwise) is much steeper and loops around back to rejoin the CCC road, where it rejoins to the connector "stick" of the lollipop you hiked in on.

Flora & Fauna

Rhododendrons are quite prevalent in this area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jared Washburn with improvements by roy stephen

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  4.4 from 7 votes

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  4.4 from 7 votes
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#138

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#7,748

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Near start of trail, you cross creek on pile of stable rocks and there was wood lodged on rockpile, no blaze indicates trail goes across creek here
Dec 26, 2019 near Fayette…, PA
Trailhead on Birch Run Rd. Parking here or across bridge.
Dec 26, 2019 near Fayette…, PA

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Ken B
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Sep 8, 2018
Jason Erdman
Mar 11, 2018
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