Mountain Streams

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15123

Mountain Streams

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

Mountain Streams Reviews

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9/3/2011
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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Trail Information

Pittsburgh
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.7
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 to 3.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hunting
Additional Use
Forbes State Forest, Bureau of Forestry, Forestry District #4, PO Box 518, Laughlintown 15655; (724) 238-1200; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/forbes.aspx
Local Contacts
Forest map available by contacting Forbes State Forest; USGS Seven Springs
Local Maps

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Dec 2018