The Clay Mine Glass Chute Trail at Tioga State Forest near Morris, Pennsylvania is an easy 0.4-mile out-and-back trail that leads out along a mountain ridge along Pine Creek Gorge / PA Grand Canyon to a site where an old glass-lined chute once stood to aid a local clay mine load railroad cars within the gorge.
Today, this trail has nothing to see other than a very small glimpse of the mountains across Pine Creek Gorge and a make-shift campsite for car camping along the trail.
According to the information compiled by Peter Fleszar - the Mid State Trail Association VP - an old local clay mine company built glass-lined flumes or chutes at the tops of these hills. These old chutes were used to send material from the mine, at the top of the mountain, down to the railroad cars in the gorge below. From there, the trains used to make their way out of the gorge along the old railroad bed, which is now the Pine Creek Trail.
Hikers can find a small parking area in front of the yellow gate that is usually closed most of the year.
Dogs are allowed if leashed.
There's a make-shift campsite located along this trail. It's unclear if camping is permitted here, but considering the abundance of backcountry / primitive / dispersed camping at Tioga State Forest, campers can likely setup at this campsite without any issues -- making for a nice car camping site.
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