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Distance:
2.3 Miles / 3.7 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~9 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Hartwood Acres Park
Town:
Indiana Township, Pennsylvania
Directions:
200 Hartwood Acres, Indiana Township, PA
40.568451, -79.909292
Added:
December 22, 2016
Updated:
April 03, 2019
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167 '

Total Change
394 '

Ascent
459 '

Descent

The Purple Loop Trail at Hartwood Acres Park in Indiana Township, Pennsylvania is a moderate and really nice 2.3-mile trail through the southeast section of the park with a lookout point.

The trailhead can be found in two locations along Hartwood Acres Drive - both visible from the road next to the parking area. Head to the western trailhead to follow the trail in the same direction of this trek.

Lookout Point: Just after hiking the switchbacks during the first 1.5 miles of the hike, you'll reach a lookout point at the top of the natural gas line around mile 1.7 (while following the same route here). This lookout point faces southeast from Hartwood Acres Park looking down toward Saxonburg Blvd and the surrounding neighborhoods.

When you get to the southeastern part of the loop (in this GPS data), you can keep right or keep left to avoid looping depending on which direction you're traveling. That section was a bit confusing on the trail.

Parking: You can find parking at the main lot for the Hartwood Acres Mansion.

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  1. Parking

    40.568451, -79.909292
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.568098, -79.91024
  3. Hartwood Acres lookout point - Purple Loop

    40.563672, -79.912919
    Hartwood Acres lookout point - Purple Loop
  4. Views through the trees on the switchbacks

    40.563575, -79.913964
    Views through the trees on the switchbacks
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Winter

Blaze Color

Purple

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2.3 miles / 3.7 km
Trail added
December 22, 2016
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December 22, 2016
Updated on
April 03, 2019
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