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Distance:
0.7 Miles / 1.1 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~21 minutes
Features:
PA Wilds
Surface Type:
Universal Access
Park:
Sinnemahoning State Park
Town:
Austin, Pennsylvania
Directions:
41.406827, -78.021274
Added:
March 24, 2020
Updated:
March 25, 2020
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13 '

Total Change
13 '

Ascent
13 '

Descent

The George B. Stevenson Dam Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park near Austin, Pennsylvania is an easy 0.7-mile out-and-back trail that features beautiful views of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir, First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek, and the surrounding mountains.

This trail is a universal access trail made of mostly gravel that runs along the top of the George B. Stevenson Dam and has a very flat elevation grade. The trail has views to both sides - facing north is the George B. Stevenson Reservoir and the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek. To the south is the dam spillway where the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek continues south.

This trail is perfect for families, walkers, and day hikers on road trips since this is a great stopping point on a long drive.

Warning
Hikers should not leave the trail area because signs posted along the trail as visitors to stay out.

Parking
Hikers can find parking at the coordinates provided. The lot is large enough to accommodate several dozen vehicles.

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

Wild Elk
This area is known to have wild elk grazing from time to time. Upon our visit, some wild elk were grazing at the recreation area just south of the dam; however, we did not drive down the road to see them. The slopes of the back of the dike provide plenty of food for deer and elk, so you may find some wildlife just by walking this short and easy trail.

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  1. Parking

    41.406827, -78.021274
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.406847, -78.021126
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0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Trail added
March 24, 2020
Hiked on
February 16, 2020
Updated on
March 25, 2020
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
February 13, 2021
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0.7 miles / 1.1 km
February 13, 2021
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0.7 miles / 1.1 km
July 25, 2020
Dogs Hiking
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
July 25, 2020
Quick walk along the George B Stevenson Dam to get better photos of the area. Brought Jax along.
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