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Painter Run Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

Easy dayhike or trail run along the creek, some small creek crossings.


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1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

91%

Runnable

1,419' 433 m

High

882' 269 m

Low

538' 164 m

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Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Be aware of hunting season calendar as hunting is allowed in Loyalsock State Forest.

Need to Know

To access this trailhead, you'll drive back Little Bear Creek Access Road from Route 87 approximately 1.5 miles. There is space to park along the shoulder of theroad. A trailhead marker is at the driveway into a large hunting camp. You'll walk up the driveway, past the large camp on your left and see where the trail heads into the woods towards Painter Creek.

Runner Notes

Just watch your footing for the standard Central Pennsylvania rock outcroppings in the trail...easier to run coming back down towards the road, but overall mostly runnable and can be hooked up with other nearby routes.

Description

The grade of this entire trail is very gradual and for the most part, is very well marked. Like most trails in the area, there are sections that are somewhat rocky/rutted so watch your footing.

Very scenic Pennsylvania hardwoods as you meander along the creek. At the end of the trail, there is a junction with the Loyalsock Trail and you can hook up with a variety of other routes like the LT and Smiths Knob Trail.

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Shared By:

Joshua Brock

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South facing hillside along the creek.
Dec 18, 2020 near Montour…, PA
Running along Painter Run.
Dec 18, 2020 near Montour…, PA

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