Wolf Rocks Trail

Forbes State Forest, Pennsylvania

Distance2.1mi
Elevation Gain241ft
Trailhead Elevation2,730ft
Top2,734ft
Elevation Min/Max2652/2734ft
Elevation Start/End2730/2730ft

Wolf Rocks Trail

Wolf Rocks Trail is a hiking trail in Somerset County and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It is within Laurel Summit State Park and Forbes State Forest. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 2,730 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 241 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and restrooms. The trail ends near the Wolf Rocks viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Wolf Rocks Loop, Hobblebush Trail, Spruce Flats Trail and Bobcat Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh (Falcon Guides)
Bob Frye
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"A lot of hikes promise to lead to scenic overlooks. Wolf Rocks Trail delivers. It takes you to a rocky outcrop nearly 100 feet wide and offers a magnificent view of the Linn Run Valley that’s particularly stunning in the greens of summer and the reds, oranges, and yellows of fall." Read more
Hiking Pennsylvania (Falcon Guides)
John L. Young
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"This hike is in the heart of the Laurel Highlands region of the Allegheny Mountains. There are two highlights: the blooming mountain laurel and Wolf Rocks, an out- cropping of boulders along the edge of Laurel Summit that provides an impressive view of Linn Run Valley and Chestnut Ridge. If you choose, there is also a short side trip—after the hike—to Spruce Flats Bog. Laurel Summit State Park lies within the 58,000-acre Forbes State Forest. Comprising a mere 15 acres, Laurel Summit State Park basically constitutes the area surrounding Wolf Rocks Trail. Nearby are three other Laurel state parks: Laurel Mountain, Laurel Hill, and Laurel Ridge. The other Laurel parks are considerably larger, and it’s easy to get these parks confused." Read more
Best Hikes Pittsburgh - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Bob Frye
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"A lot of hikes promise to lead to scenic overlooks. Often, though, the views are somewhat obstructed by trees. That’s not the case with Wolf Rocks Trail, which leads to a rocky outcrop nearly 100 feet wide that showcases a magnificent expanse of the Linn Run Valley. The view is particularly stunning in summer and fall, but even in winter, when the mountains are blanketed in snow, this is an amazing site. The trailhead can be difficult to reach in winter. Linn Run Road does not get plowed (for the sake of snowmobilers), and while Laurel Summit Road does get plowed, this area can get a lot of snow." Read more

Wolf Rocks Trail Reviews

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9/6/2001
If this trail doesn't have you talking to yourself, no other one up on that mountain will. I've ridden it a dozen times or more in the last couple of years, you just can't get enough of it when your on it, and in the same minute you can't wait to you see the trailhead. Go the straight trail in at the first crossroads, then take the loop trail back. If your feet don't hit the ground at least once, I'll buy you a beer on me! Great ride, too short though. Freebyrd
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11/4/2000
Man this trail is addicting. This trail eats me for lunch! My Quads burn but man what a rush!The Trail is almost all rock, bolders and roots. once in a great while you hit a patch of nice singletrack.The veiw at Wolf Rock is awsome! On the way back we took a two track fire road its grass covered and ripping down is very cool. This trail provides a real test of skill & endurance.
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6/1/1999
If you'd like to improve your riding over VERY rocky teraine - this is your place! The entire riding experience is awe inspiring. You'll have a great ride, but bring a few bandages!
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Trail Information

Forbes State Forest
Nearby City
Forbes State Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Views
Features
Laurel Summit State Park, c/o Linn Run, Rector 15677-0050; (724) 238-6623
Local Contacts
Forest map available by contacting Forbes State Forest; park map available by contacting Laurel Summit State Park; USGS Ligonier
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Dec 2018