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Thundermountain Equestrian Trail

1.2 Miles
Moderate
1
Time to Hike: ~36 minutes
PA Wilds
Added:
September 13, 2015
Updated:
February 01, 2022

Thundermountain Equestrian Trail at Elk State Forest near Dents Run, Pennsylvania is a moderate backpacking trail that leads into the wilderness of Elk State Forest. The trail itself is much longer than the reported 1.2 mile out-and-back distance here, but we only hiked a small portion of this trail before setting up camp to test out some new gear. The trail is lightly-trafficked and is not very popular, but you may see other backpackers or horseback riders along the trail from time to time, especially during warmer months.

Wild elk are present in these woods and we did hear a male elk bugling at night near out campsite. Unfortunately we did not venture far enough to find any views or lookout points, but this is a great backpacking trail for north-central Pennsylvania.

Parking
Parking is located near the coordinates provided, just down the street from the trailhead.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste should be carried out by the hiker.

Camping and Backpacking
Backpacking is allowed on this trail. Please follow all Elk State Forest rules and regulations when dispersed / primitive / backcountry camping.

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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Surface Type

Dirt

Season

Summer
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357 '

Total Change
452 '

Ascent
448 '

Descent
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1.2 miles
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September 13, 2015
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