Trail Run Project Logo

Allegheny Front Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (7)

Nothing overly difficult, this trail traverses forests, swamps, valleys, and lots of rock gardens.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

41.7

Miles

67.1

KM

93%

Runnable

2,403' 733 m

High

1,292' 394 m

Low

4,915' 1,498 m

Up

4,914' 1,498 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

56%

Max Grade (29°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Watch for rocks, as well as snakes. Both are common on the vista section.

Description

The Allegheny Front Trail starts at the PA 504 trailhead, circumnavigating the State Park in a clockwise direction, starting at the "3 o'clock" position, with yellow blazes painting all 41 miles of the trail. There are signs at any tricky intersections, so navigation is not an issue the majority of the time.

Most fast running springs are great for drinking, provided that they are properly filtered. DO NOT drink the Moshannon Creek water. Its orange color is a result of coal mining, and it is not suitable for drinking.

Campsites are plentiful, with one every five miles or so, if not even closer together.

Flora & Fauna

Blueberry bushes can be found, as well as teaberries. Typical PA animals, as well as reports of Bald Eagles and owls along stream valleys.

Contacts

Shared By:

hayden bock

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 7 votes

#9919

Overall
  3.9 from 7 votes
5 Star
43%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
29%
2 Star
14%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#194

in Pennsylvania

#9,919

Overall
45 Views Last Month
3,018 Since May 2, 2017
Intermediate/Difficult

0%
13%
25%
0%
63%
0%

Photos

Wetlands
Oct 26, 2020 near Stormstown, PA
Day 3
Oct 26, 2020 near Stormstown, PA
Day 1 hiking
Oct 26, 2020 near Stormstown, PA
View of the Moshannon River
Oct 26, 2020 near Troy, PA
Pine forest
Oct 26, 2020 near Troy, PA
Ralph's majestic vista - the 4th view on the trail.
Oct 26, 2020 near Stormstown, PA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none