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Distance:
6.0 Miles / 9.7 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
3 hours
Features:
PA Wilds
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Allegheny National Forest
Town:
Sheffield, Pennsylvania
Directions:
41.621281, -79.154005
Added:
July 10, 2017
Updated:
June 17, 2019
By:
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521 '

Total Change
792 '

Ascent
791 '

Descent

The Minister Creek Loop Trail at Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania is a 4.5 - 6 mile loop hike that runs along Minister Creek and heads up to a lookout point before heading back to the trailhead.

We hiked in via the Fishermans Trail (not included in GPS map) along the creek and setup camp about 2/3 of the way down the dead end east/west trail off of the north loop. The next morning we did the entire north loop.

This was a first trip for a beginner in our group of three and he really enjoyed himself. The lookout point is a must see! White diamond shaped blazes are kind of sparse. Plenty of camp sites and large fire rings where the North Country Trail meets this.

More Trail info: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/allegheny/recreation/recarea?recid=6104&actid=29

Trail map PDF: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd528693.pdf

Explore 11 trails near Sheffield, PA
  1. Parking

    41.621281, -79.154005
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.620533, -79.153762
  3. Minister Creek Overlook

    41.626864, -79.163687
    Minister Creek Overlook
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Hazards

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Season

Summer

Blaze Color

White

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6.0 miles / 9.7 km
Trail added
July 10, 2017
Hiked on
July 10, 2017
Updated on
June 17, 2019

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