Mountain Streams

Ligonier, Pennsylvania

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This hike uses a number of trails that are part of the Mountain Streams trail system in Forbes State Forest. Sights along the way include Indian Creek, a very good trout stream (though in places you have to bushwhack to get to it), some regenerating forests that are prime country for black bears, and even a bit of pastoral farm country. This is a hike with ties to the area’s industrial past. At one time, several railroads operated in this area, carrying coal and timber out of the Laurel Highlands. You won’t find any trains now; those days are gone. The old rail grades still exist, however, as footpaths. One of them forms a major part of this hike.
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by Bob Frye (Falcon Guides)

This hike uses a number of trails that are part of the Mountain Streams trail system in Forbes State Forest. Sights along the way include Indian Creek, a very good trout stream (though in places you have to bushwhack to get to it), some regenerating forests that are prime country for black bears, and even a bit of pastoral farm country.

This is a hike with ties to the area’s industrial past. At one time, several railroads operated in this area, carrying coal and timber out of the Laurel Highlands. You won’t find any trains now; those days are gone. The old rail grades still
exist, however, as footpaths. One of them forms a major part of this hike.

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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Ligonier
Distance: 6.7
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours
Season: All year
Local Maps: USGS Seven Springs
Driving Directions: Directions to Mountain Streams

Recent Trail Reviews

9/3/2011
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Not my favorite hike. There was not a lot of shade & almost all of the hike was old rail road beds. We did not take any photos of this trail, and we very rarely do this. Overall we thought it was boring.



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May 2018