Quehanna Trail - West Loop - Member Hike

Hike Name: Quehanna Trail - West Loop
Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
Nearby Town: Dubois
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: Exit I-80 at exit 111, then head north on PA-153 for 2.2 miles. Take a right on Mud Run Road and follow it for 2 miles to Parker Dam State Park. Trailhead is on the right side of road just before you get to camping area inside of the park.
Total Hike Distance: 19.12 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Parker Dam State Park
Trails Used: Quehanna Trail, Quehanna Cross Connector
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Springs
Management: State Forest Service
Contact Information: Parker Dam State Park
28 Fairview Road
Penfield, PA 15849-9799
Manager: Beth Grove

Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: Western Loop of the Quehanna Trail proper (70+ miles) via the use of the cross connector. A good 8 hour hike where water is never more than 20 minutes away, except for between Trout Run and Little Medix Run.

Parts of the trail can be rocky, so watch your ankles. Trail also follows dirt roads for about 3-4 miles of its length, but these sections are mixed in well.

Good fishing holes could be found along Medix Run, Laurel Run, and Little Laurel Run. My favorite part of the hike was between Medix and Laurel Runs and along Saunders Run.

My compliments to the group that manages the trail as the blazes were always visible even when the trail was thin or disguised by dead leaves. I'd also like to thank Scott Adams for the .tpo map and good info on http://www.pahikes.com/




4,850 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Quehanna Trail - West Loop - April 29, 2006 Trip Report April 29, 2006 4 stars 1 day, 1 hour Tartan1749


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