John P Saylor Trail

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15123

John P Saylor Trail

John P. Saylor Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The slightly more rugged of the two loops that make up the John P. Saylor Trail, this hike winds through areas of hardwood forest, across woodland meadows, and along Clear Shade Creek, with some wetland areas mixed in. Fisherman’s Path, which you first hike in on, and use again to get out, is fairly steep, but the rest of the hike is relatively easy.

This area is open to hunting. Shade Road is gravel and can be snow covered in winter."

John P. Saylor Trail Reviews

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This is my home trail, great place for beginner to medium hikers and particularly pretty in the Fall. Shade Creek has a health population of wild trout along with many stockers in the spring. The rope bridge over the creek is a great place for lunch or to camp. Enjoy the silence of the mountain- Home sweet home to me.

John P. Saylor Trail Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 to 3.5 hours
Year-round, but can be very wet in spring
Additional Use
Gallitzin State Forest, Bureau of Forestry, Forest District #6, PO Box 506, Ebensburg 15931; (814) 472-1862
Local Contacts
Trail map available by contacting Gallitzin State Forest; USGS Windber and Ogletown
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018