Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views
The section with the elevation gain is over large but mostly flat rocks.
This easy-to-follow trail begins as an old doubletrack logging road. After approximately one mile, it passes through a clearing that has been dubbed a wild turkey habitat project before re-entering the forest in a singletrack fashion. Shortly, the trail begins to climb, reaching gradients in the 8-12% range for three quarters of a mile until it tops out in a clear-cut/nuke zone that is particularly unattractive.
The last stretch is on a gravel road to the terminus at Rattlesnake Run Road. I took it in January and the winter views were nice, if unspectacular. We incorporated this trail within a longer run starting at Camp Penn. If you'd like to replicate our route, the trails used included Reservoir Hill, Royer Hollow, Stone Quarry, Corner 10, High Rock Road Bypass
, Old Green Ridge Road
, Columbia Gas Pipeline
and the Appalachian Trail