The Barbour Rock Road Trail at Tioga State Forest near Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is a moderate 1.4-mile out-and-back trail that runs uphill starting from the main parking lot for the Barbour Rock Trail and the Barbour Rock Accessible Trail.
Hikers should note that this trail really has nothing to see, but it's a useful trail to gain elevation in a short amount of time. The trail begins at the large parking lot at the coordinates provided and follows a wide service road, passing a yellow gate at the parking area, as it heads uphill.
Around mile 0.2, hikers will pass the Old Bear Run Trail, which is an out-and-back/loop combo trail that's very popular with the local mountain biking community.
After passing the Old Bear Run Trail, hikers will continue uphill and eventually reach another junction. This junction appears as though the Barbour Rock Road Trail continues heading slightly downhill; however, this recording stays left at this junction as the trail continues uphill toward the mountain's ridge. The right-hand turn here technically connects to the Colton Spur Road Trail which is yet another service road that starts along the Bee Tree Hollow Trail.
As you approach the top of the ridge, closer to where the trail terminates, the trail becomes difficult to follow. The red blazes are more spread out and the trail is less defined as this trail does not see much traffic. Finally, hikers will reach the last trail junction at the top of the mountain ridge - where this trail terminates. The ridge trail at the top of blazed red; however, it has no name and appears to be a popular trail for horseback riding.
Hikers can find parking at the large parking area at the coordinates provided. This parking lot is very popular and if you plan to check out this trail, be sure to see the Pine Creek Gorge / PA Grand Canyon view across the street along the Barbour Rock Accessible Trail or the Barbour Rock Trail.
Dogs are allowed if leashed.
Mountain biking is permitted along this trail.
While I did not list this trail having views, because it really doesn't - hikers can get a glimpse of the neighboring hills, mountains, and a peek into Wellsboro from the top of the trail, but only during the cold months when no leaves are on the trees.
This trail has no blaze color until you reach the junction with the Colton Spur Road Trail. At that point, the trail follows red blazes.
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