Loyalsock Trail

Trail Guide and maps can be obtained from the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PA

Alpine Club of Williamsport
P.O. BOX 501
Williamsport Pa. 17703

The name Loyalsock Creek is taken from the Indian phrase "Lawi-Saquick," meaning middle creek, or flowing between Muncy Creek and Lycoming Creek. Loyalsock Creek has its start in Wyoming County and ends at Montoursville, where it empties into the Susquehanna River.

The Loyalsock Trail, a wilderness footpath, runs from PA 87, ten miles north of Montoursville, to U.S. 220 at Ringdale, a distance of 59.3 miles. The trail parallels the creek, mostly following ridges, but at times passing mountain streams, waterfalls, lakes, and ponds. The Loyalsock Trail is known for its many fine vistas.

The Loyalsock Trail is maintained by the Alpine Club of Williamsport. The group marks the main trail with painted 2" x 6" yellow rectangles on which is a 1" horizontal red stripe. Side trail markers are painted yellow with a red X. Lead-in trails are marked with blue metal discs. White-marked trails are not brushed.

In cooperation with DCNR, sections of this trail are maintained, in part, by volunteers from the Alpine Club of Williamsport.


Trail Stats

Nearby Cities: Montoursville, PA    Length: 59 total miles   Skill level: Strenuous   Trail type: Point-to-Point