Bear Run Trail

Camping Allowed

Dogs (leashed)

The Bear Run Trail at Tioga State Forest in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is an easy to moderate 0.8-mile one-way trail that runs adjacent to Colton Rd.

This trail is simply a nice walk in the woods, but the southern end is a bit more interesting than the northern end with rows of tall pine trees that line the trail. The trail itself can be a bit muddy, so proper footwear is useful here.

This recording starts in the northern parking lot and follows the trail south. If you hike the trail in this direction, stay left at each trail junction to stay on the trail. If you're hiking this trail south to north, stay right at each trail junction to stay on the trail.

The trail also has a self-guided tour that hikers can follow by downloading the state forest's map:


The southern trailhead is easy to find and is visible right at the parking area. The northern trailhead is located behind the picnic shelter and is not visible from the parking area until you hike up to it.

Parking can be found one two places - at the trailhead listed here, across from the Barbour Rock Trail. Or you can park down the street at: 41.716821,-77.4642726.

Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out.

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Camping is technically allowed off of this trail, but no designated campsites can be seen from the trail. Backpackers must be aware of the state forest's primitive camping rules before heading out. More information can be found on the park's site.

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129 '

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Trail added June 10, 2019

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