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Distance:
1.2 Miles / 1.9 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~36 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Deer Lakes Park
Town:
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Directions:
Mahaffey Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084
40.621159, -79.827896
Added:
September 17, 2015
Updated:
June 06, 2018
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146 '

Total Change
239 '

Ascent
159 '

Descent

The Green Loop Trail at Deer Lakes Park in Tarentum, Pennsylvania is a secluded and easy 1.2 mile hike through the northern section of Deer Lakes Park and passes through a wildflower meadow. To get on this trail, it's recommended you start your hike on the Green White Blaze Trail since it's a straight-shot spur trail that leads right to this trail; however, you can also get on this trail from the Blue Loop Trail in various sections on the eastern side of this loop.

You'll find the wildflower meadow in the middle of the trail on the southern side of this loop about half way between the eastern and western ends. In the summer, parts of the trail can be overgrown where the meadow meets the trail, so you may need to bushwhack your way through the tall grass to reach the meadow. In colder months, that isn't an issue. If you're headed east to west along the southern portion of the trail, as you pass through the meadow area, look to the southwest corner to pick back up on the trail.

Connecting trails: You can hop on the Blue Loop Trail on the eastern side, the White & Green Blaze Trail can be used to start and end this loop, and you can also hop on the Green Spur Trail from the western and eastern sides of this loop too.

This is a quiet trail and is lightly trafficked, but dogs and biking are both allowed here. This is one of the best trails at Deer Lakes Park considering the spacious wildflower meadow.

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  1. Parking

    40.621159, -79.827896
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.622082, -79.831071
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Summer

Blaze Color

Green

Blaze Dot

Red

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1.2 miles / 1.9 km
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September 17, 2015
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June 06, 2018
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