0.7 Miles
Time to Hike:
~21 minutes
PA Wilds
Surface Type:
Tioga State Forest
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
41.697266, -77.473815
May 18, 2020
April 08, 2021

The Refuge Trail at Tioga State Forest near Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is an easy 0.7-mile out-and-back trail that connects Painter Leetonia Road to the West Rim Trail (WRT).

This short and easy trail does not have much to see, but hikers and backpackers can use this trail as a way to hike into the West Rim Trail just south of Four Mile Run creek.

Upon reaching the WRT (orange blazes), hikers will notice the WRT heads straight to continue hiking south along the PA Grand Canyon / Pine Creek Gorge. Taking a right-hand turn at the first junction of the WRT will bring hikers back to Painter Leetonia Road out next to the Seimons Trail.

Hikers will find a parking turnout at the trailhead, which is large enough to fit about four vehicles. The parking turnout is just off to the side of this hairpin turn on the road, so make sure not to block any logging trucks' way.

Dogs are allowed if leashed.

Blaze Color
This trail follows yellow blazes.

No biking. No horseback riding.

Winter Road Conditions
Tioga State Forest does not maintain this road during the winter. Do not attempt driving on this road without proper equipment including snow tires and/or chains unless the road is clear. High wind storms may also cause trees to fall across the road, making the road impassible. If you plan to visit during the winter, plan accordingly.

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52 '

Total Change
43 '

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Trail added
May 18, 2020
Updated on
April 08, 2021
0.7 miles
May 17, 2020
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