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Golden Eagle Trail

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 4.5 (12) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A gorgeous trail that is fun for the experienced hiker and a great challenge for a novice.


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Map Key

9.2

Miles

14.8

KM

Loop

2,152' 656 m

High

730' 223 m

Low

2,095' 639 m

Up

2,094' 638 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Overview

A very fun gradual downhill. There is a steep climb up the ridge over some awesome boulders. There are many stream crossings with a few small waterfalls.

Need to Know

There are several parking areas as well as campsites located across the road from the trailhead.

Description

This hike has a little bit of everything. Stream crossings, elevation, vistas, small waterfalls, easy-to-see orange trail blazes, a ridge climb up to some large boulders, tight singletrack, smooth downhill, and good gradual uphills as well as a few steep climbs. There is camping at the bottom, as well as a few spots to camp right off the trail. Plus the Rail to Trails system is located nearby if you want to add on some mileage to your hike.

Contacts

Shared By:

Stephen Hazlett

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 12 votes

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  4.5 from 12 votes
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#12

in Pennsylvania

#1,145

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Beautiful panorama from view point
May 20, 2018 near Renovo, PA
One of many smaller water falls / natural springs.
Feb 20, 2018 near Renovo, PA
Healthy stream crossing
Feb 20, 2018 near Renovo, PA
Great section of smaller snow covered pines on one of the awesome fast downhill sections.
Feb 20, 2018 near Renovo, PA
Climbing the ridge.
Feb 20, 2018 near Renovo, PA

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Oct 5, 2020
Mackensey Kelsey
Awesome hike! Beautiful large old growth forest. 9.2mi
Jul 11, 2020
Brian Rishel
5h 30m
Jun 13, 2020
Tom McKean
Man, it was a great day for a hike, clear skies and not too warm or cold... those vistas were amazing. 10.2mi — 6h 44m
Aug 23, 2019
Julian Festa
Jun 29, 2019
Jeremiah B
Mar 8, 2019
Kevin McNulty
Take note there is a 0.4 mile trail spur to get from the road to this trail. Add that to the round trip mileage. 9.2mi — 5h 00m
Nov 18, 2018
Stacy Foster
Hiked to Raven's Horn and back
Sep 16, 2018
Quartz Dren