Glacier Ridge Trail

Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania

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Glacier Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Butler County, Pennsylvania. It is within Moraine State Park. It is 7.4 miles long and begins at 1,256 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,136 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. Along the trail there are a wetland, a water, and restrooms.
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Glacier Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Butler County, Pennsylvania. It is within Moraine State Park. It is 7.4 miles long and begins at 1,256 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,136 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. Along the trail there are a wetland, a water, and restrooms.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Moraine State Park
Distance: 7.4
Elevation Gain: 3,136 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,256 feet
Top Elevation: 1,527 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Glacier Ridge Trail
Parks: Moraine State Park
Elevation Min/Max: 1195/1527 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1256/1256 ft

Glacier Ridge Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Part of the larger North Country National Scenic Trail, the Glacier Ridge Trail extends 14.0 miles across Moraine State Park. Within Moraine, the trail travels through pine plantations, mature and regenerating forests, and past a pond; offers views of the expansive Lake Arthur; and provides plenty of opportunities to view wildlife. This particular hike is an out-and-back walk, with a small loop at one end.

Yet Moraine is home to a surprising variety of wildlife. It’s got the usual deer, squirrels, turkeys, and songbirds. Foxes and raccoons are common, too. And don’t be surprised if you see a coyote. Spread all across Pennsylvania these days, coyotes do very well here. Scats full of fruits and berries and—especially after deer season—chunks of hair and hide can be seen right on the trail if you keep your eyes open. To begin this hike, park at the trailhead on North Shore Drive, at the western end of Lake Arthur near the McDanel’s Launch Area."

Recent Trail Reviews

6/17/2011
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Excellent trail. Suprising that a trail this close to New Castle, Butler, and Pittsburgh is this wilderness like. After the marina is very secluded. Full 14 miles is worth the trek.



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