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Hickory Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (9)

A foot travel only wilderness trail with undulating terrain, rocks and downed trees.


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11.9

Miles

19.1

KM

Point to Point

1,897' 578 m

High

1,461' 445 m

Low

1,126' 343 m

Up

1,078' 329 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

Hickory Creek Trail is the only designated trail in the Hickory Creek Wilderness. This is a foot travel only trail. The loop is 12 miles long traversing over flat to moderately steep terrain.

There is only one trailhead located at the Hickory Creek parking area and the trail is marked with yellow or white blazes painted on trees. The markings are infrequent and often faded, so keep an eye out. Additionally, the trail is only maintained to primitive standards, which results in a lot of vegetation encroachment on the trail along with many fallen trees across the trail.

This trail offers challenges to a wide range of skill levels as it traverses the rolling terrain within the Hickory Creek Wilderness. Fishing for small native brookies can be done in East and Middle Hickory Creeks. These trails are open for winter hiking. Remember to dress in layers appropriate for the weather conditions and be aware that these trails are used heavily in the late fall and spring by hunters. It is a good idea to wear bright fluorescent colored clothing if hiking during these time periods.

For more information check out Allegheny National Forest's pamphlet on Hickory Creek Wilderness.

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Ben Power

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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#192

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Sep 11, 2019 near Sheffield, PA

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Jun 12, 2020
Brittany Vegso
Easy and beautiful, not too muddy 11.9mi
Aug 18, 2019
Andrew Craig
Jul 27, 2019
Edwin Sarver
overnight backpacking
May 27, 2019
Melissa L
There are at lest 6 campsites between miles 5-8
Oct 6, 2018
Dave Flinta
Great trail for a single overnight backpacking trip. Lots of access to stream water. If rain is in the forecast, bring a tarp, rain gear and gaiters. 12mi — 6h 00m
Sep 29, 2018
Stephanie Boyle
Camping tonight near Jack’s run, going counter-clockwise around trail 11.9mi
Oct 21, 2017
Dominique Mougel
May 28, 2017
Brian See
Trail wet/muddy in places, but great time! 12mi