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Old Logger's Path (OLP)

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Trail

28.5 mile 45.9 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,504' 1,068 m
Descent: -3,511' -1,070 m
High: 2,204' 672 m
Low: 1,237' 377 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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A long distance loop trail within Loyalsock State Forest Lands in northeastern Lycoming County.

Mark Walter

Features Commonly Backpacked · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Overview

Though longer in distance, this loop hike takes advantage of the gradual grades of industrial transportation routes used by the former landowner, Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co., making it easier to cover longer distances at a quicker pace. The entire loop can be done anywhere from a 6-hour (12 min/mile) run to a 3-day backpack.

This is a hiking-only trail, which visits numerous scenic landmarks such as Rock Run and views over the Loyalsock area, McIntyre Wild Area, and Pleasant Stream.

Need to Know

Look out for rattlesnakes around rocky outcroppings like Sullivan Mountain. Sections of trail can be muddy especially after rainfall or during wetter months. Access to water and campsites is fairly easy.

The route from Ellenton is the only access in the winter, as all other roads are usually blocked by snow.

Description

This orange-blazed trail is most commonly accessed from the ghost-town, Masten. There is parking near the stop sign. The trailheads are in either direction along Pleasant Stream Road. Use the Hiking Project mobile app to navigate on trail even without service.

Hikers should expect a handful of sustained elevation changes though they are mostly gradual. The primary water sources along the trail are Rock Run, Pleasant Stream, and Wallis Run as well as a few feeder streams.

Flora & Fauna

Poison ivy, stinging nettles, bears, rattlesnakes.

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Oct 27, 2018
Neal S
May 15, 2018
Christopher Harris
Great trip, the vistas were beautiful. Campsite right next to water was awesome, lots of room and resources. Just wish it didn't rain.
Aug 12, 2011
Matt Milburn

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