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Distance:
1.2 Miles / 1.9 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
~36 minutes
Features:
PA Wilds
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Tioga State Forest
Town:
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Directions:
41.705186, -77.484887
Added:
September 29, 2020
Updated:
September 29, 2020
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357 '

Total Change
439 '

Ascent
439 '

Descent

Jax's Vista at Tioga State Forest near Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is a moderate 1.2-mile out-and-back hike that leads to the vista point, Jax's Vista.

This short hike follows both the West Rim Trail and an old logging path that cuts through the forest at the top of the neighboring mountain. Hikers will begin along Colton Point Road by following the WRT, heading south, located across from the Rexford Trail trailhead. The hike up this mountain is not very long, but the elevation grade is moderate so expect to sweat by the time you make it to the top of the hill. Some hikers may find the climb more difficult than moderate depending on your skill level.

Reaching Jax's Vista
Once at the top of the mountain / hill, hikers will find an old logging road that cuts across the orange-blazed West Rim Trail. Take a left-hand turn here to follow the logging trail approximately 0.2-miles to reach the vista point, Jax's Vista. The view is not spectacular, but it's a quiet section of Tioga State Forest that most folks never visit, which is perfect for me (Admin) and my dog, Jax. This vista was created by forestry logging, so someday it'll be taken back by nature unless someone maintains a section of this vista going further.

Parking
Hikers will find a small parking turnout alongside the eastern trailhead for the Rexford Trail. Do not block the driveable trail or road. There's only enough space for about two vehicles, but this spot is not very popular so folks often don't park here.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed, hence Jax's Vista!

Blaze Colors
Hikers will follow orange blazes along the WRT and no blazes along the logging path.

Explore 260 trails near Wellsboro, PA
  1. Parking

    41.705186, -77.484887
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.704983, -77.485069
  3. Left-hand turn to head down logging road

    41.700683, -77.487306
    Left-hand turn to head down logging road
  4. Jax's Vista

    41.700692, -77.4841
    Jax's Vista
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)
Snakes

Seasons

All

Blaze Color

Orange

Photo Albums

1 Trip Report

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1.2 miles / 1.9 km
Trail added
September 29, 2020
Hiked on
September 29, 2020
Updated on
September 29, 2020

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