Old Loggers Path


The trail is a 27.1 mile long circuit trail located in northeastern Lycoming County. The starting point is located approximately 2.7 miles Southwest of Ellenton on Legislative Route 41110. The trail is located entirely on State Forest Lands, land that had formerly belonged to the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co. The trail layout has taken advantage of the engineering expertise of the early logging railroaders as it follows the grades. The highlights of the trail are the many cuts & fills on the grades, Rock Run (one of the prettiest streams in Pennsylvania), the vistas that look into the McIntyre Wild Area, Pleasant Stream and the LoyalsockTrail region.

The trail is blazed in orange. The trail area as well as many of the trail areas of Pennsylvania have been written up in a historical series of logging railroad books of Pennsylvania. The book that covers this region is called "Ghost Lumber Towns of Central Pennsylvania." It includes Masten which is the starting point of the Old Loggers Path.

In cooperation with DCNR, sections of this trail are maintained, in part, by volunteers from the Keystone Trails Association.

 

Trail Stats

Nearby City: Masten, PA   Length: 27 total miles   Skill level: Easy to Moderate
Trail type: Loop