Hiking The Thunder Mountain Trail

The 32nd most popular hiking trail in Pennsylvania.

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Near Benezette in Elk County, the Thunder Mountain Trail is a 26 mile hiking route. There are several road crossings where the trail can be accessed and two loops for shorter trail rides. The hiking trail is blazed in blue horseshoes.

The Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail begins at the Trail Head along the East Branch of the Hicks Run Road. This is approximately 3.75 miles north of PA Route 555. From DuBois take Rt. 255 east approximately 18.5 miles to Rt. 555, or from St. Marys take Rt. 255 south approximately 12 miles to Rt. 555. Follow Rt. 555 east approximately 18 miles to Hicks Run Rd. The trail head has sufficient room to park horse trailers and unload. This is a day use facility and overnight camping is not permitted.

Overall, Thunder Mountain Trail is the 32nd most popular hiking trail of all 32 hikes in Pennsylvania.

Thunder Mountain Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  ESF (814) 486-3353; PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA.

Recommended Book:  "Pennsylvania Hiking Trails" from Ben Cramer

Best Season:  May - Oct

Base Camp:  Hilltop Lodge (609) 653-6891

Reference Source:  click here http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/

GPS:  41.4018, -78.2977

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/4/2016

ID:  18137

Thunder Mountain Trail Hiking Map


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