Moraine State Park

Butler, Pennsylvania

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This hike provides a good workout as you climb and descend four deep ravines. The trail also makes its way along a glacial lake, into its coves covered with lily pads, and past marshes stuffed full of cattails and wild grapes. At the halfway point you can rest, use the restrooms, and take on water at a full-service marina.There is even a restaurant on the water’s edge. If you’ve ever wondered if you’re ready for a major hike or backpacking trip, this hike could be the test. In fact, most of this hike is part of the ambitious North Country National Scenic Trail, which, when completed, will span 4,600 miles from the central plains of North Dakota to the Adirondacks in New York. The 25-mile section that runs through McConnells Mill and Moraine State Parks is a challenging hike. There are a seemingly endless number of climbs and descents along the ridges of this trail.
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Hiking Pennsylvania

by John L. Young (Falcon Guides)

This hike provides a good workout as you climb and descend four deep ravines. The trail also makes its way along a glacial lake, into its coves covered with lily pads, and past marshes stuffed full of cattails and wild grapes. At the halfway point you can rest, use the restrooms, and take on water at a full-service marina.There is even a restaurant on the water’s edge.

If you’ve ever wondered if you’re ready for a major hike or backpacking trip, this hike could be the test. In fact, most of this hike is part of the ambitious North Country National Scenic Trail, which, when completed, will span 4,600 miles from the central plains of North Dakota to the Adirondacks in New York. The 25-mile section that runs through McConnells Mill and Moraine State Parks is a challenging hike. There are a seemingly endless number of climbs and descents along the ridges of this trail.

© 2015 John L. Young/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Butler
Distance: 10.5
Elevation Gain: 1,619 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Access: Difficult
Duration: 6 hours
Season & Limits: Spring, summer, fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Moraine State Park, 225 Pleasant Valley Rd., Portersville 16051; (724) 368-8811; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/moraine/
Local Maps: USGS Prospect, PA
Driving Directions: Directions to Moraine State Park

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