Oil Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"There was a time when Oil Creek was just thata stream that often held as much crude oil as water. The worlds first oil well was drilled nearby, and the resulting mad rush to harvest that newfound source of wealth decimated the stream in many ways. Fortunately the creek has come back to life. Its again home to everything from fish to otters to eagles and offers great scenery, all with a few touches of the oil boom mixed in."
--Bob Frye, Paddling Pennsylvania (Falcon Guides).
"This hike makes a loop around the Drake Well Museum and oil field, site of the first commercial oil well in the world. It begins with a strenuous uphill climb for a view of the majestic Oil Creek Gorge, followed by a descent into the valley wetlands, where it passes over the tracks of an excursion railroad. The trail then crosses Oil Creek on a cable bridge—also called a swinging bridge because of the way it sways in the breeze. Along the trail you can stop and inspect oil field ruins and the relics that remain frozen in time."
--John L. Young, Hiking Pennsylvania (Falcon Guides).
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