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Jackson Trail - Mid State Trail Loop

Intermediate

Trail

6.2 mile 10.0 kilometer loop
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 802' 244 m
Descent: -845' -258 m
High: 2,126' 648 m
Low: 1,316' 401 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)

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Trail shared by Jared Yarnall-Schane

Enjoy a great loop with scenic views of Rothrock State Forest along the ridge and quiet forest in the valley.

Jared Yarnall-Schane

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Overview

Enjoy the windswept pines and rocky overlooks before you begin a steep downward descent to a pristine valley floor. Enjoy the quiet run there as you prepare for the steep uphill climb to finish off the loop.

Description

Travel along the ridge of the mountain on Jackson Trail, taking in scenic views of Rothrock State Forest. Make sure you stop and look out at the viewpoints, and enjoy the differing landscape of windswept pine and rocky outcroppings. A right turn takes you onto the MST - Section 8 and a steep downhill run until you reach the quiet valley floor. Enjoy the run through the quiet, forested valley before you finish with a steep uphill to the parking lot.

The downhill portion of the trail has loose rocks, and it is easy to lose sight of the trail blazes if you are running on a fresh snow. The uphill climb is grueling, so make sure you stop to rest and enjoy the views.

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Contacts

Land Manager: DCNR - Rothrock District

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Jan 11, 2020
Andy Cook
Tooooooooo rocky 6.2mi — 1h 22m

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#9

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#793

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Photos

David's Vista on Jackson Trail, photo credit Tim Hackett
Dec 19, 2017 near Pine Gr…, PA
David's Vista
Feb 18, 2018 near Pine Gr…, PA
Hiking the ridge on Jackson Trail
Jan 14, 2018 near Pine Gr…, PA

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