Trails To Hike, Run & Walk
Trails To Hike, Run & Walk
These trails throughout Clearfield County offer exceptionally beautiful paths to hike, run or walk.
Beaver Dam Trail – 3 Mi. – This trail is located inside of Parker Dam State Park. It is a loop that follows and old railroad grads. Early mornings is the best time to hike this trail, if you are interested in active beaver dams.
Beaver Meadow Trail – 2 Mi. – This trail is located near the Shower’s Field in DuBois. It travels through the big beaver meadow an important corridor for the Seneca Indians. There is a place for your four legged friends to play and you can easily access the DuBois Mall and nearby restaurants.
Curwensville Lake West Trails- 8.6 Mi. - There are 12 named and color coded trails on the west side of Lake Drive on the Curwensville Lake Recreation and surrounding game land property. These trails range in difficulty and length.
Curwensville Lake East Trails- 6.6 Mi. - There are 9 named and color coded trails on the east side of Lake Drive on the Curwensville Lake Recreation and surrounding game land property. These trails range in difficulty and length.
Clearfield to Grampian Rail trail- 11 Mi. – There are several places to access this spot in Clearfield, Curwensville and Grampian. The Clearfield to Curwensville stretch is relatively flat and runs along the West Branch Susquehanna River. The Curwensville to Grampian has more of a grade and is decorated with nature’s scenery.
Dimeling to Madera Rail Trail- 18 MI. - There are several access points along this trail, the Dimeling Bridge and Kellytown (Near Bloody Knox Cabin) are the two best. This trail runs along the scenic Clearfield Creek. Be sure to stay alert for ATV’s as you hike this trail.
Houtzdale Line Trail – 11 Mi. – There are several access points along this trail. The Far East and west ends of the trail are in rough condition but are easily navigable to hikers, bikers and cross country skiers.
Moose Creek: 5Mi. - From Rt. 322/153 at the base of Rockton Mt. to Rt. 153. Take Moose Creek road past the water dam. Some quite steep to gentle rolling for 2 1/2 miles on pavement. Turns to smooth dirt, still gentle rolling, Turn left onto Dubeck Road becomes steep again. Continue to 153.
Quehanna Highway- Go past DOC Boot Camp for several miles to Game Commission parking lot on left. From here you can run either left or right. A very intense run, much steeper than it looks, on pavement that is kept very clean in the winter. Road is well marked with mile markers, lots of wild game can be seen here, deer and elk frequent the area.
Quehanna Trail – 73 Mi. - This trail runs through some of the most wild and beautiful country Pennsylvania has to offer. You will pass some of the most scenic features in the region while hiking this trail. It is likely you will share the trail with the majestic Pennsylvania Elk.
Snow Shoe Rail Trail - 18.6 Mi. – Access this trail at the Clearfield County/Center County line off the Kylertown exit off interstate 80. This trail is smooth in places and has rough gravel in others. You will cross a viaduct bridge and the scenery includes amazing vistas and the trail runs along the old Beech Creek Railroad. Beware of motorized vehicles.
Souder’s Trail. – 1 Mi. – You can access this trail at Parker Dam State Park. It is a scenic loop that features Laurel Run Creek. This trail connects to the Skunk Trail.
Spurline Trail- 3.5 miles, orange or blue blazes and blue diamonds, more difficult hiking Start beyond Montgomery Field on the Fairview Road and follow the old railroad spur used from 1910 to 1913 to log the area.
State Game Lands 77 – 3 Mi. – A designated route on Slab Run Road and spurs from the gate off Game Lands (T402) to the dead end.
State Game Lands 78 – 1.3 Mi. – A designated route along the main administrative road from the gate off of SR 1009 to the dead end.
State Game Lands 87 – 2.5 Mi. – A designated route from gate to gate on Curry Run Road and the dead end spur on Beech Run Road.
State Game Lands 93 – 8 Mi. – A designated route from the main entrance off of South Continental Divide Road across South Bennetts Branch to the Winterburn gate and to the Sabula gate including the spur road to the Home Camp Road gate.
State Game Lands 94 – 1.7 and 1.5 Mi. – There are two trails on this game land. The 1.7 Mi. route is a designated route on Roberts Run Road west from the main parking lot off of Chestnut Ridge Road to the dead end at Trout Run Road. The 1.5 Mi. route is a designated route from the main parking lot off Chestnut Ridge Road to the dead end at the south gate.
State Game Lands 321 – 10 Mi. – All main road and spurs on this Game Lands are considered designated routes and are posted accordingly.
Sullivan Ridge Trail- 1.4 Mi. - Blue blazes, more difficult hiking this trail follows logging roads along the top of Sullivan Mountain, offering scenic overlooks of Moose Run Valley. Sullivan Ridge Trail connects Snow Trail with Abbot Hollow Trail. This trail is not for cross-country skiing.
Trail of New Giants- 1 mile, yellow blazes, more difficult hiking. On May 31, 1985, one of Pennsylvania’s largest and strongest tornadoes roared through the park and destroyed the towering forest of ash, oak, beech and sugar maple trees. The Trail of New Giants cuts through the blowdown and the 250-acre Windstorm Preserve. Walk the trail and see the forest regenerating. A spur trail leads to a beautiful vista of the park and surrounding forest.
Wolf Run Trail – 4.5 Mi. - Located off interstate 80 exit 97, this trail was formerly part of the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh rail line. Harvey Run and Wolf Run meander along this trail and it is near state game lands #77 which you can explore at your leisure as well.
Wopsononok Natural Area - 588 acres – Explore the leafy terrain in this natural area from the parking area to the protected watershed areas.