The Yellow Birch Trail at Hills Creek State Park near Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is an easy 0.6-mile loop trail that features views of Tauschers Pond and runs through a beautiful coniferous forest.
The trailhead for this trail can be found just east of the first camper campsite in the park, along Kelly's Swamp Road. The trail crosses a creek over a scenic wooden bridge before hitting a fork in the trail for the main loop.
This track heads left at the fork and follows the Yellow Birch Trail clockwise. The clockwise loop begins by heading uphill among coniferous trees along a well-maintained smooth dirt path. The trail meanders around a scenic pine grove before heading uphill to a bench where hikers can sit to rest. There's another creek below this resting point, just downhill from the bench.
The trail then meanders further through the pine trees before reaching a sign labeled 'Pond Vista' - here, the trail heads down a short 0.1-mile long spur trail to a lookout point below Tauschers Pond. At the vista point, you get views of the hills across from Tauschers Pond - these hill are part of the Tauschers Loop Trail.
After visiting the Tauschers Pond vista point, the trail runs south to complete the loop for another 0.2-miles or so. If you plan to not hike to the vista point, the entire hike is between 0.4 and 0.5-miles total.
Pets: Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.
Biking: Biking is not allowed on this trail.