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26.5 mile 42.7 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,560' 1,085 m
Descent: -2,931' -893 m
High: 2,957' 901 m
Low: 1,720' 524 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Ketchman

A challenging run through Gallitzin State Forest, State Game Lands and Blue Knob State Park.

Kevin Ketchman

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

Starting from Gallitzin State Park, the Lost Turkey Trail is a 26-mile trail that brings runners through State Game Lands and into Blue Knob State Park.

The first 13 miles of the trail are the easiest as they travel through Gallitzin State Park along a mountain ridge bookended by rolling, mildly technical terrain. With several long, steady uphills, these miles act as a preamble to the second half, which is up and down many different peaks and crosses several wider streams.

At mile 24 (along Hog Back Ridge) there is a monument built to two children who got lost in the mountains and perished in 1856. The last three miles are a 1,400-foot challenge up strap inclines when your legs are their weakest. The trail ends at Herman Point in Blue Knob State Park. The views from the end are amazing, hopefully you have enough energy to enjoy them!

Contacts

Land Manager: PA DCNR - Main Office

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Aug 1, 2015
Kevin Ketchman
26.5mi

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#144

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