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Distance:
3.0 Miles / 4.8 km
Type:
One-Way
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~30 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
North Park
Town:
McCandless, Pennsylvania
Directions:
40.597787, -80.000638
Added:
August 24, 2017
Updated:
November 27, 2017
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329 '

Total Change
431 '

Ascent
353 '

Descent

This trail can start at either the spillway to the east or at the entrance to the lodge at the north end. You immediately begin by climbing (from either direction) before the trail plateaus into a rolling, mile long, upper stretch. Typically muddy with "streams" running down the trail at the ascents/descents, this trail can be an interesting adventure.

The trail is 3 miles one-way, but you can take the Red/Blue Blazes trail back to the start for a 6+ mile loop or head back on the Bridle Trail/North Ridge Trail for exactly 6 miles.

This trail goes by two names - Bridle Trail and North Ridge Trail (listed on North Park's trail map).

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  1. Parking

    40.597787, -80.000638
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.598117, -79.998672
No community routes found. To add your own hike as a Community Route for this Trail guide, leave a Trip Report with an attached GPX file.

Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Seasons

All

Blaze Color

Red
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Trail Guide By:
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3.0 miles / 4.8 km
Trail added
August 24, 2017
Hiked on
August 24, 2017
Updated on
November 27, 2017
3.0 miles / 4.8 km
December 03, 2017
Favorite trail in this part of park, easy to link with red/blue to make loop
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