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Loyalsock Loop

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7.7

Miles

12.4

KM

88%

Runnable

1,657' 505 m

High

617' 188 m

Low

1,210' 369 m

Up

1,214' 370 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildlife

Once you come off Cheryl's Trail, you'll be on Wallis Run Road. It would be best if you can to car shuttle and leave one across the street from here at the Jacoby Falls trailhead. If you don't, like me you'll have to run back on Wallis Road for about 1.2 miles back to the Weitzel Trail.

Overview

Weitzel is a beautiful run up the Hollow...gorgeous! Lance trail is well maintained. Cheryl's Trail needs alot of maintenance and I'd NOT recommend doing it at night.

Need to Know

If you'd rather not run or walk back to your car at the Weitzel Trail, shuttle and park a car at the Jacoby Falls Traihead, it's just down the road 50 yards from where you cross Loyalsock Creek coming off Cheryl's Trail.

Runner Notes

Footing on Weitzel going up is NOT ideal for running...trail is rutted and very uneven. You can run 30% of it safely. Lance's Trail is MUCH better for trail running...you can run it all!! Cheryl's Trail ... fah-get-about-it at present until the vegetation is cut back, the tread is fixed and there's a legit crossing over Loyalsock Creek. There are runnable sections yes, but really not idea.

Description

The run up Weitzel is GORGEOUS! The trail needs some work as you can tell water must pour down in spring. The creek is to your left heading up the trail, however, I'm certain by the condition in some spots, the trail runs like a creek so be aware there are good and not-so-good sections! Lance Trail is in stellar condition.

Cheryl's Trail ... well, that needs some TLC. Coming from Lance's Trail, it needs cleared on both sides as the vegetation needs really cut back. The trail itself, the "tread", is in good shape. After that it's blazed fairly well, but more can be added. There are sections that need cleared from blowdowns, one in particular coming down Cold Run Hollow where the trail really narrows inside the tree cover.

There is a large pine tree totally obliterating the trail you have to go around and really, really bushwack to get back to it. Once you approach the Loyalsock Creek, the blazes are hard to find. And be aware...there is NO bridge across the creek. I'd go in this direction for this reason as your feet WILL GET WET!

Flora & Fauna

Mountain Laurel, ferns, hardwoods galore. Deer are likely.

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Shared By:

Joshua Brock

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Photos

Heading up Weitzel Trail
Nov 4, 2020 near Montour…, PA
Relive.cc video of my route.
Nov 4, 2020 near Montour…, PA
Dark skies above Loyalsock Creek.
Nov 4, 2020 near Montour…, PA
A large boulder along the route.
Nov 4, 2020 near Montour…, PA
Crossing Loyalsock Creek
Nov 4, 2020 near Montour…, PA

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