2.5 Miles / 4.0 km
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~15 minutes
Surface Type:
Michaux State Forest
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
39.942854, -77.455334
September 18, 2017
February 19, 2019
54 '

Total Change
167 '

172 '


The Beaver Trail at Michaux State Forest in Pennsylvania is a 2.5 mile out-and-back hike along the Long Pine Run Reservoir in central Michaux with amazing views of the reservoir and the surrounding hills. To the north of the reservoir, you'll find Rocky Knob towering above - with the Rocky Knob Trail ascending alongside it.

No biking, horses, or camping along this trail.

The trail has 3 different trailheads, depending on where you want to park. The GPS data provided does not include all trailhead connections, so keep this in mind when navigating to the trail.

Note: we did not complete the entire hike to Birch Run rd due to sunset approaching, but it's not much further than 0.25 - 0.3 miles from where the GPS data ends to get to the road.

Parking: Your best bet for parking is at the coordinates provided (under Get Directions), along Birch Run Rd on the southern end of the reservoir. You can also park at the intersection of Birch Run Rd and Milesburns Rd and extend the hike further to about 3 miles out-and-back. The trailhead, in the GPS data, starts along Birch Run Rd to the north of the reservoir; however, there is no viable parking lot here. This trailhead is useful if you're hiking down from the Rocky Knob Trail.

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  1. Parking

    39.942854, -77.455334
  2. Main Trailhead

    39.95043, -77.444819
  3. View of Long Pine Run Reservoir

    39.947942, -77.446756
    View of Long Pine Run Reservoir
  4. View of Rocky Knob

    39.945314, -77.447297
    View of Rocky Knob
  5. View of Long Pine Run Reservoir

    39.939697, -77.451942
    View of Long Pine Run Reservoir
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2.5 miles / 4.0 km
Trail added
September 18, 2017
Hiked on
September 15, 2017
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February 19, 2019
8.9 miles / 14.3 km
June 04, 2023
Already wrote a trip report that included this trail and a full loop around Long Pine Reservoir, plus a loop around Rocky Knob. Such a peaceful hike around the lake with lots of Pines!
2.5 miles / 4.0 km
November 02, 2019

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