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Address: 82 Cabin Bridge Road PO Box 62 Forksville, PA 18616-0062
Park Manager: William Kocher
Contact Info: 570-924-3287
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  • When making reservations for facilities at Worlds End State Park through the Active Call Center or Active Website: Please confirm your information such as cabin or campsite; do you want Electric are you bringing a pet? Pets are only allowed on designated pet sites those sites are 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 37, 38, 39, and 40.

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Worlds End State Park is in a narrow S-shaped valley of the Loyalsock Creek just south of Forksville, Sullivan County. Loyalsock Canyon Vista, reached via Mineral Spring and Cold Run roads, provides outstanding views, especially during fall foliage.

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    • Worlds End Campground
      Season : 9 Months
      Restroom : Modern
      Campsites : 70 Sites
      Electric : Yes
      Pets Allowed : Yes
      ADA Accessible : Yes
      Please be aware that only designated sites have electric, allow pets and are ADA accessible.
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    • Canyon Vista, Link
      More Difficult 0.26 miles
      Canyon Vista Trail: 4-mile loop, more difficult\r\nhiking with steep sections, blue blazes This trail explores the eastern half of the park and rewards\r\nthe hiker with a spectacular view of the Loyalsock Creek\r\ngorge 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 Garden adjacent to the vista. A second rock labyrinth is found in the easternmost section of the trail where it runs parallel to Cold Run Road.\r\n\r\nLink 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.
    • Worlds End, Loyalsock
      More Difficult 0.34 miles
      Worlds End: 3.25 miles, more difficult hiking, yellow blazes This 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,\r\nwithin Coal Mine Road Loop. When combined with LT, it is\r\npossible to make an 11.5-mile loop.\r\n\r\nLoyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes This trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the Loyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box\r\n501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
    • Link, Loyalsock
      More Difficult 0.15 miles
      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.\r\n\r\nLoyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes This trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the Loyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box 501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
    • Loyalsock
      Most Difficult 0.24 miles
      Loyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes This trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the Loyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box 501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
    • Loyalsock
      Most Difficult 0.19 miles
      Loyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes This trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the Loyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box 501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
    • Butternut
      More Difficult 0.71 miles
      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\r\ndownstream of the park campground.
    • Worlds End
      More Difficult 0.65 miles
      Worlds End Trail: 3.25 miles, more difficult hiking, yellow blazes This 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\r\nsaw 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.
    • Loyalsock
      Most Difficult 0.44 miles
      Loyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes This trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the Loyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box 501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
    • Double Run Nature, Link, Loyalsock
      More Difficult 0.03 miles
      Double Run Nature Trail: 1.2-mile loop, more difficult hiking with short, steep sections, white rectangle\r\nwith green stripe blazes This trail begins and ends on PA 154 across from the park chapel. It travels through rich, fertile woodlands along the west branch of Double Run. Solomon seal, wild ginger, jackin-the-pulpit and other spring, ephemeral wildflowers grow abundantly along this trail, which has waterfalls and pools.\r\n\r\nLink 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.\r\n\r\nLoyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes This trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the Loyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box 501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
    • Canyon Vista
      More Difficult 3.21 miles
      Canyon Vista Trail: 4-mile loop, more difficult\r\nhiking with steep sections, blue blazes This trail explores the eastern half of the park and rewards\r\nthe hiker with a spectacular view of the Loyalsock Creek\r\ngorge 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 Garden adjacent to the vista. A second rock labyrinth is found in the easternmost section of the trail where it runs parallel to Cold Run Road.
    • Link, Loyalsock
      More Difficult 0.02 miles
      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.\r\n\r\nLoyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes This trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the Loyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box 501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
    • Loyalsock
      Most Difficult 0.85 miles
      Loyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes This trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the Loyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box 501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
    • Link
      More Difficult 0.41 miles
      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.
    • Double Run Nature
      More Difficult 0.22 miles
      Double Run Nature Trail: 1.2-mile loop, more difficult hiking with short, steep sections, white rectangle\r\nwith green stripe blazes This trail begins and ends on PA 154 across from the park chapel. It travels through rich, fertile woodlands along the west branch of Double Run. Solomon seal, wild ginger, jackin-the-pulpit and other spring, ephemeral wildflowers grow abundantly along this trail, which has waterfalls and pools.\r\n\r\n
    • Link
      More Difficult 0.04 miles
      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.\r\n
    • Loyalsock
      Most Difficult 0.16 miles
      Loyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes This trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the Loyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box 501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
    • Pioneer Road, Loyalsock
      Easiest 0.33 miles
      Pioneer Road, where travelers over a century\r\nago possibly gave the area its name ‘Worlds End’ when they saw the precipitous drop to the river below.\r\n\r\nLoyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes This trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the Loyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box 501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
    • Link
      More Difficult 0.56 miles
      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.
    • Rock Garden
      More Difficult 0.09 miles
      Short trail that leads to the Rock Garden.
    • High Rock
      More Difficult 0.42 miles
      High Rock Trail: 1 mile trail. Red blazes mark this steep trail, which begins at the east side of the cabin bridge. An elevation gain of several hundred feet is made as the trail crosses the intermittent High Rock Run and falls and climbs upward through a maze of lichen-encrusted rocks and boulders to reach its scenic vista. The trail makes its descent through mountain laurel and hardwoods to PA 154 north of the park entrance.
    • Pioneer Road
      Easiest 0.30 miles
      Pioneer Road: where travelers over a century\r\nago possibly gave the area its name ‘Worlds End’ when they saw the precipitous drop to the river below.
    • High Rock, Loyalsock
      More Difficult 0.45 miles
      High Rock Trail: 1 mile trail. Red blazes mark this steep trail, which begins at the east side of the cabin bridge. An elevation gain of several hundred feet is made as the trail crosses the intermittent High Rock Run and falls and climbs upward through a maze of lichen-encrusted rocks and boulders to reach its scenic vista. The trail makes its descent through mountain laurel and hardwoods to PA 154 north of the park entrance.\r\n\r\nLoyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes\r\nThis trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the\r\nLoyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box 501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
    • Canyon Vista, Link, Loyalsock
      More Difficult 0.13 miles
      Canyon Vista Trail: 4-mile loop, more difficult\r\nhiking with steep sections, blue blazes This trail explores the eastern half of the park and rewards\r\nthe hiker with a spectacular view of the Loyalsock Creek\r\ngorge 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 Garden adjacent to the vista. A second rock labyrinth is found in the easternmost section of the trail where it runs parallel to Cold Run Road.\r\n\r\nLink 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.\r\n\r\nLoyalsock Trail: 59.21 miles, most difficult hiking, red and yellow blazes This trail follows the mountain ridges and streams of the Loyalsock watershed. This rugged trail runs from PA 87 near Loyalsockville to US 220 north of Laporte. It passes through the park as it travels through Loyalsock State Forest on footpaths, old logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. Detailed maps are available for purchase at the park office, which is at mile post 45.9 of the LT. Further information may be obtained from: the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PO Box 501, Williamsport, PA 17703. http://lycoming.org/alpine
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