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Mason Dixon Trail: Otter Creek

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 4.0 (6)

A trail with great views of the Susquehanna River from Urey Overlook and the scenic Otter Creek.


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4.2

Miles

6.8

KM

95%

Runnable

505' 154 m

High

191' 58 m

Low

390' 119 m

Up

391' 119 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Otter Creek Campground, adjacent to this loop trail, is open from April 1 through October 31.

Runner Notes

With ample shade, this is a pleasant run, even in the hot summer months.

Description

To access this trail, park at the Urey Overlook parking lot, which is at top of the hill upriver from Otter Creek.

Cross PA425 and follow the blue-blazed Mason-Dixon Trail to where it turns left. Go straight on the red-blazed trail to Otter Creek. Turn left and follow the blue/red-blazed trail down the creek. When the blue-blazed trail turns left, continue on the red-blazed trail.

At mile 1.4, follow the red-blazed trail to where the blue-blazed trail comes back down the hill. Continue straight ahead on the blue/red-blazed trail. At mile 2.8, down near the mouth of the creek, an orange-blazed trail comes in from the left. Continue on the red-blazed trail down to PA425.

Cross PA425 and find a yellow-blazed trail that goes down the embankment. Follow the yellow blazes until you connect back to the blue blazes. At mile 4.0, turn right on the blue blazes and follow the blue blazes up the hill to
Urey Overlook. Enjoy the views!

After enjoying the view at Urey Overlook, leave the overlook and turn right. Follow the blue blazes on an old logging road back to your vehicle.

Flora & Fauna

Visitors are likely to see deer amongst the towering hardwoods that make up the forested landscape.

Contacts

Land Manager: PA DCNR - Main Office

Shared By:

Mason-Dixon Trail System

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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Photos

View of Susquehanna River from Urey Overlook, By John Beatty.
Oct 27, 2016 near Airville, PA
Otter Creek, PA from the M-DT. By Jim Hooper.
Oct 21, 2016 near Airville, PA
View from Urey Overlook, PA, By Jim Hooper
Oct 27, 2016 near Airville, PA
View of Otter Creek from the M-DT. By Jim Hooper.
Oct 21, 2016 near Airville, PA

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