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Worlds End State Park Trails

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 7 miles
County: Sullivan

Trail Description

Worlds End State Park provides access to the Loyalsock Trail as well as several other shorter trails. Butternut Trail: 2.5-mile loop, more difficult hiking, orange blazes. This uneven, rocky trail originates at the east side of the Cabin Bridge and makes a circuitous loop through a northern hardwood forest. Lower Road travels parallel to and above Loyalsock Creek and crosses Butternut Run, an intermittent stream. Upper Road travels an old logging road. Butternut Vista offers a view of the Loyalsock Valley above and downstream of the park campground. Worlds End Trail: 3.25 miles, more difficult hiking, yellow blazes. Trail begins at the park office. Hemlock and hardwood trees line the trail as it ascends a steep mountainside to arrive at Worlds End Vista, overlooking the park beach. Then the trail crosses Pioneer Road, where travelers over a century ago possibly gave the area its name ‘Worlds End’ when they saw the precipitous drop to the river below. The trail ascends into the state forest and ends at Loyalsock Trail at mile 37.77, within Coal Mine Road Loop. When combined with LT, it is possible to make an 11.5-mile loop. Link Trail: 7 miles, Yellow circle with red X blazes, beginning at the Cabin Bridge, the trail runs adjacent to Loyalsock Creek and then meanders through the rich and fertile woodland alongside the cascading Double Run. After steep ascent to Loyalsock Canyon Vista, the trail makes its way through Loyalsock State Forest to intersect Loyalsock Trail at Rock Run Road mile 55.33. When combined with the LT, it is possible to make a 16.2-mile loop. Canyon Vista Trail: 4-mile loop, more difficult hiking with steep sections, blue blazes This trail explores the eastern half of the park and rewards the hiker with a spectacular view of the Loyalsock Creek gorge from its vista, which is an elevation of 1750 feet. Many wildflowers grow beneath the canopy of maturing ash, sugar maple and black cherry trees. Be sure to explore the blocky maze of the Rock Garde

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Difficulty: Easy Length: 7 miles
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