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Distance:
1.5 Miles / 2.4 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~45 minutes
Features:
PA Wilds
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Tioga State Forest
Town:
Gaines, Pennsylvania
Directions:
41.65569, -77.482521
Added:
October 12, 2020
Updated:
April 08, 2021
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39 '

Total Change
100 '

Ascent
102 '

Descent

The Ice Break Trail at Tioga State Forest near Gaines, Pennsylvania is an easy 1.5-mile out-and-back trail that leads from Painter-Leetonia Road out to the West Rim Trail to a nice vista point above Pine Creek at Pine Creek Gorge (PA Grand Canyon).

This trail does not have much to note other than it's a nice peaceful mostly-flat hike. At the end of the trail is the vista point and a campsite along the West Rim Trail, along with a trail registry box.

Parking
Hikers will find a tiny parking turnout next to the trailhead. This parking turnout can fit about 2 vehicles max. Do not block the road or park down the road if parking is full.

Backpacking and Camping
Backpackers will find a campsite at the end of this trail. There are also plenty of flat spots off-trail where you can likely setup a tent or hammock as well. Please follow all state forest rules and regulations for dispersed / backcountry / primitive camping.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed.

Blaze Color
This trail follows yellow blazes.

Winter Maintenance
The state forest does not maintain this road during the winter. Do not attempt to drive this road without the proper equipment.

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  1. Parking

    41.65569, -77.482521
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.655671, -77.48266
  3. Vista along West Rim Trail

    41.658181, -77.471436
    Vista along West Rim Trail
  4. Campsite along West Rim Trail

    41.658161, -77.471367
    Campsite along West Rim Trail
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)
Poison Ivy/Oak

Seasons

All

Blaze Color

Yellow

Photo Albums

3 Trip Reports

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1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Trail added
October 12, 2020
Hiked on
August 30, 2020
Updated on
April 08, 2021
1.5 miles / 2.4 km
July 18, 2023
Found heaps of black trumpet mushrooms and a few chanterelles.
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1.5 miles / 2.4 km
August 30, 2020
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