Old Loggers Path, Pennsylvania, USA

Old Loggers Path


If you're looking for a weekend loop that will lead to a beautiful vista (without requiring a chiropractic visit afterwards), this trail is perfect for you! Tracing railroad grades and old logging roads through green-tunnel State Game Land, the Old Loggers Path is rich in industrial history. Drink in the beautiful cascades and intriguing rock formations of Rock Run and feast your eyes on basin-valleys of autumn color from outstanding vistas along the way.


FLORA & FAUNA: Deciduous and evergreen forest, waterfalls, white-tailed deer, eagle, black bear, bobcat, coyote, porcupine, raccoon, snakes.


TERRAIN: Mountains.




Y Day Trip

Y 2 to 4-Day Trip

N 5 to 7-Day Trip

N 7 to 14-Day Trip

Y Loop Trip

N Shuttle Service Nearby


HAZARDS: Stream crossings; rattlesnakes.


WHERE TO FIND MAPS/CHARTS: pahikes.com; search for Old Loggers Path Guide by Dave Gantz


PERMITS REQUIRED? Groups of ten or more need to obtain a free permit issued by the Loyalsock State Forest Resource Management Center. Call the office at (570) 946-4049





Old Loggers Path Weekend Loop Itinerary: 27.3 miles total


Day 1

Park your car at Masten Trailhead.

Hike 6.4 miles to camp near Rock Run/Yellow Dog Run junction.


Day 2

Fill up with water at water crossing near Short Run, near Stream Road.

Hike 12.7 miles to camp at Sharp Top Vista


Day 3

Hike 8.2 miles to arrive at your car at Masten Trailhead.

Emergency Contact Information: 
Loyalsock State Forest Management Center, 570-946-4049
Optional activities in the area: 

Fishing, biking, cross-country skiing.