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Distance:
0.6 Miles / 1.0 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~18 minutes
Features:
PA Wilds
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Tioga State Forest
Town:
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Directions:
41.777571, -77.371893
Added:
April 07, 2020
Updated:
August 30, 2022
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21 '

Total Change
23 '

Ascent
24 '

Descent

The Cavanaugh Nature Trail at Tioga State Forest near Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is an easy 0.6-mile loop trail that passes through open fields in the middle of a mountainous valley. During warmer months, wildflowers can be found growing here.

The trail is a very flat which makes for an easy walk through the fields. This recording follows the outer-most loop, but there are several bisecting trails that hikers can take to cut across different portions of the outer loop.

After exploring this trail, hikers have the option to take a walk down the Pine Creek Trail since the trailhead for the Cavanaugh Nature Trail sits alongside the Pine Creek Trail.

History
This trail was built as an Eagle Scout project in 2018 by Nathan Redell's Troop 2046.

Parking
Hikers can find parking at the coordinates provided at the Cavanaugh Access Lot, which is also for the Pine Creek Trail. The parking lot is large enough to fit about a dozen vehicles.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed.

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  1. Parking

    41.777571, -77.371893
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.77731, -77.372135
  3. Oak Point Mountain above fields of Goldenrod

    41.775908, -77.372803
    Oak Point Mountain above fields of Goldenrod
Explore other routes for this Trail guide, added by the MyHikes' community via Trip Reports. To add your own hike as a Community Route for this Trail guide, leave a Trip Report with an attached GPX file.

Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Seasons

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0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Trail added
April 07, 2020
Hiked on
April 05, 2020
Updated on
August 30, 2022
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
August 22, 2023
Love this little area. Spotted some rabbits and a skunk.
Hiking
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
August 28, 2022
Dogs Hiking
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
August 28, 2022
Nice short walk in late August. Goldenrod and other wildflowers were in bloom along with some wild grapes growing on vines. We followed a different path than the original walk here for about 0.8 miles instead of the 0.6 of the outer loop.
Dogs Hiking
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
October 11, 2020
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