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Tanbark Trail: Allegheny River Out and Back

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Nice hike through the woods with the reward of the Allegheny River at the end.


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6.5

Miles

10.4

KM

Out and Back

1,882' 574 m

High

1,142' 348 m

Low

997' 304 m

Up

997' 304 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Overview

The hike is quite easy. There are many wildflowers in the spring. There is also a nice waterfall of a small tributary just off the trail.

Description

Start at Sandstone Spring. There is a nice parking area. The spring is frequented by nearby campers getting water. Head away from the spring. The other end of the Tanbark, past the spring, leads to Hearts Content Area.

It is a pretty easy hike passing through mixed forest of maple, oak, and hemlock. Many wildflowers in the Spring. There is also a small tributary near the river that has big rocks and waterfalls. You'll hear them from the trail if they are running.

The trail does not actually go all the way to the river. You need to cross the highway and go down a pretty steep little hill.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers and birds. A White Tail Deer if you are lucky.

Contacts

Shared By:

Annette Nowosielski

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Tributary waterfalls
Nov 17, 2020 near Youngsv…, PA
Allegheny River
Nov 17, 2020 near Youngsv…, PA
One of the beautiful wildflowers.
Nov 17, 2020 near Youngsv…, PA
Tributary with nice falls.
Nov 17, 2020 near Youngsv…, PA

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