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Distance:
0.6 Miles / 1.0 km
Type:
One-Way
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~18 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Erie Bluffs State Park
Town:
East Springfield, Pennsylvania
Directions:
42.010161, -80.391821
Added:
March 04, 2018
Updated:
January 25, 2024

The West Overlook Trail at Erie Bluffs State Park in East Springfield, Pennsylvania is an easy 0.6 mile one-way trail that leads from the southern trail junction with the Whitetail Crossing Trail and runs north to the shores of Lake Erie.

Follow the yellow blazes; however, do not confuse the Timber Trail (right-hand turn yellow blaze) half-way through the trail, with the West Overlook Trail. The easiest way to avoid accidentally getting on the Timber Trail, continue hiking next to the hillside that slopes down to Duck Run Creek.

On the northern end of this trail is an overlook of Lake Erie and is usually very windy. The trail continues west, down a steep portion of the bluffs and leads down to Duck Run Creek and out to the shores of Lake Erie; however, the GPS data provided does not include this portion as we stopped at the lookout atop the bluffs.

In the Winter and Spring the trail may be slightly flooded, but there are plenty of places to hike around the water. Dogs are allowed on this trail.

Explore 7 trails near East Springfield, PA
  1. Parking

    42.010161, -80.391821
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.010161, -80.391821
  3. Lake Erie - frozen, March 2018

    42.014569, -80.398103
    Lake Erie - frozen, March 2018
  4. Vista point

    42.014572, -80.398103
    Vista point
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Blaze Color

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20 '

Total Change
14 '

Ascent
19 '

Descent

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0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Trail added
March 04, 2018
Hiked on
March 03, 2018
Updated on
January 25, 2024

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