2023 Loyalsock Trail – Epilogue

Destination: Route 220 Parking Lot
Start Location: PA Route 87 59.2

Bob and I have talked about hiking the Loyalsock Trail for the last couple of years. Bob actually had a trail guide dated 1986.

The Loyalsock Trail is a popular 59-mile (94.9 km) long-distance hiking trail located in north central Pennsylvania,. This picturesque trail winds through the Loyalsock State Forest and Worlds End State Park in the Endless Mountains region, offering hikers a diverse and challenging outdoor experience. Hikers expect rugged terrain, breathtaking vistas, lush forests, and pristine streams along the route. The trail provides opportunities for backpacking, camping, and wildlife viewing, making it a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a wilderness adventure in the heart of Pennsylvania.

We spent Saturday night in a campsite at Worlds End State Park after picking up hoagies for Sunday at Big Mike’s Steaks and Hoagies. Big Mike is a transplant from Philadelphia and was at the register. Dinner was at the Forksville Inn & Tavern. After breakfast at Country Friends Cafe on Sunday morning, we hit the trail.

The Loyalsock Trail offered views of many waterfalls at the cost of challenging ups and downs. After the first day (still the weekend), we saw less than a dozen hikers. The weather was warm for October and our only rain was Friday night into Saturday. Overall a delightful hike.

This epilogue will be followed by a guest update by Bob and additional photos. Remember to check back!

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