Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail | Pennsylvania Trails (2023)

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A Little Rough in Spots, but Scenic

December 2020 ollie47

We have been riding this trail for about the past 10 years. Our first time out, we started out at the Hialeah trailhead. Will not do that again. Only for the younger, more adventurous mountain biker, not older geezers like my buddy and myself. Now, we start at the trailhead near Bushkill. We bike out 12 to 15 miles and come back. Nice views of the Delaware. Trail is pretty well-maintained. No skinny tires recommended for this trail. Also not recommended for riders looking for a "smooth" ride.

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Pittman orchard

September 2020 lia_fangs

Rode with my friends Sept 19, 2020. Started at Pittman’s orchard which was the wrong choice.Single and narrow track and met with lotsa roots and rocks and then the stairs.We made it alive though after encountering 2 cubs by Dingman’s.I suggest an easy start at Hialeah for an easier and more scenic ride.Carry a bear spray too if you decide riding during cooler weather.

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Bike Riding: Good for the novice to the intermediate

August 2020 kdeclerck

Nice trail bed (not for rode tires), I wouldn't ride anything thinner than 38mm on a drop bar. Short punchy climbs on either ends other wise fairly flat river side riding. Has a nice flow and is not heavily used. Access to the River via camping areas or launch areas are throughout the length of the trail. A short section of single track between Namanock Island & Raymondskill road is not recommended for bikes (both locations have trail access via parking areas). Route 209 has a decent shoulder between these 2 points so you can ride the road. A fun way to check out the river or pound out some miles without worrying about cars.

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Lots of variety, but know your trail

August 2020 marina.maroney

I'm not sure why the section beginning at Hialeah was described as "fairly flat" - it certainly is not, esp. one "killer" hill about .75 miles in.

It doesn't flatten out until Smithfield Beach - from there you can go almost 4 miles of flatness until you get to the Trail parking lot off Freeman Tract Rd. (a dirt road off River Rd. that's not named on maps). Mostly crushed stone throughout and stays pretty close to the river, making it perhaps the most popular stretch for casual bikers.

After that, it's a brutal up/down trail for several more miles, going past the Ranger Station. After the parking area at Bushkill, it's pretty flat for many more miles until you get to Dingman's Campground. The whole time you're alternating between wooded sections and fields.

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beautiful but very difficult near visitor center

July 2020 calicats

My husband and I are in our 60’s and usually ride flat trails. This trail is beautiful and well maintained but very steep with curves about a mile before and after visitors center. We had to walk our bikes several times while riding. Path is large roads rather than gravel which made for a rough ride. We have hybrid bikes. Definitely not for a road bike. Mountain bikes might be best. Our suggestion is to park at a parking area north of the visitors center such as Bushkill Village and travel north.

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Good family trail ...

August 2019 jnegrete1

Stayed at Shawnee resort with my wife and 2 kids (6 and 9). Not knowing the area we cam upon this trail at Hialeah. Started easy enough but before long the hills started. Wish there had been warnings (maybe we missed them). We are not experienced bikers so we ended up walking up all the hills with our little ones. We made it to Smithfield Beach 1.7 miles and kids didn't want to ride back. I rode back to get the car. It was a good ride but had to walk up one hill. Next day we started at Smithfield going north and got as far as Turn Farm about 2.2 miles. This stretch was pretty flat with minimal hills. A lot of green but can hardly see the river. But, good stretch to ride with kids as mostly level. Will need to visit again alone to see how far I can make it.

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Great trail for mountain bikes with wide tires

July 2019 kenbcollier

I have ridden this trail about a dozen times over 6 years using 4 different bikes from road bike to hard tail mountain bike. I find a hard tail mountain bike with 2.5" wide tires the best match for the crushed stone.
I like how the steep hills and sharp turns break up the monotony characteristic of many rail-trails I have ridden (especially in Florida).

My latest ride was during the severe heat advisory weekend of July 21. It was very tolerable given the ample shade and cooler temperatures of the forest it mostly traverses. In the afternoon, the tree line along the fields provides good shade. Even 209 heading south is mostly shaded after 2:00 PM. I was able to bike leisurely from Bushkill to Milford and back in 8 hours with many water breaks. However, I like it best in the spring and fall when it is easier to view the river without all the undercover.

Water is available at trail-heads spaced no more than 10 miles apart, so that was no problem. Many good eateries are found in Milford but I recommend the Rooster deli at Bushkill for great hoagies and snacks. I park at the Bushkill Meeting Center next to Bushkill creek; plenty of parking with no fees.

I would rate this trail five stars except for the no bike sections between Milford and Dingman's Ferry. I really don't like biking 209 since the shoulder is very narrow with large RVs wizzing by. Also, I don't recommend biking at dusk as the trail gets difficult to navigate in the forest at low light.

Started at the Milford Beach parking on Sunday July 21st. Didn't see anyone on the trail. Enjoyed the scenery. This is definitely a trail for a mountain bike. I should have done my homework - there's a section of the trail between Pittman Orchard and Conashaugh and another section between Conashaugh and White Pines that are for hiking only and closed to bike riding. You will need to ride on US 209. I will come back to the trail at another time to ride other trail sections. JC Capote

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Beautiful but very tough riding

June 2019 cyclist1973

Son-in-law and I rode entire trail round trip--67 miles with excursion into Milford. This is not a flat trail. Lots of tough climbs especially on the large stone gravel at both ends of the trail. Bridges can be slick when wet. Technical downhills. Recommend a mountain bike or gravel bike. Only experienced riders should attempt long distances on this trail. Would consider this a mountain bike trail, not a recreational trail for general public because of the difficulty of the trail. Would rate this as a 4-star or 5-star as a mountain bike trail but only a 2 or 3 as a general rec trail.

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Sweet Surface

May 2017 tdf911

I have ridden the trail many times, from Milford and from Dingmans Ferry.
I love the surface. Just enough gravel to protect the trail. I love riding through the pine forest areas and over the pine needles.
I do wish the trail was rideable just past Raymondskill Road. This is the hiking only section. Otherwise, this is a beautiful option for families or groups to get outside and enjoy the river, the corn fields, pine forests and all that this gorgeous trail has to offer.
Lucky to live so close.

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Used to be our favorite trail, now ruined by the large gravel paving

July 2016 jmike90

We used to go to Milford, PA, every year to stay at the Hotel Fauchere, eat great food, go hiking on the local trails and canoeing on the Delaware. The highlight of our trip was a long, leisurely ride down the McDade trail. We'd go about 4 miles toward Dingman's Ferry, then turn around. We'd take lunch and top by one of the wildflower-covered fields. There were always many other bikers enjoying the trail every time we rode it.

But, this weekend, we tried to go on our beloved trail again, but someone - in the last two years - has paved it in large, unpacked gravel. Some of the stones are 1 or even 2 inched in diameter. It made for a bone shaking ride, and we slipped on the stones going up and down hills. This time, we only made it about a mile down the trail before we had to come back, both with headaches and backaches from the rough ride.

The trail was in perfect condition before, so I can't understand why some bureaucrat approved this paving without first testing to see if it was a viable solution, and confirming it improved the trails. The trail is now ruined, unusable unless you have a heavy-duty mountain bike (we have nice hybrids). Such a shame that someone's stupidity and ignorance about bike paths has ruined this for the hundreds of people who enjoy the trail through out the year.

Now all those people who traveled to the area to use that trail are not going to come. They will take the money they spent shopping, eating and staying in Milford somewhere else. I know we won't be back. There are many great trails throughout the mid-Atlantic region that are properly cared for and groomed.

Shame. Stupid mistake. Would cost a fortune to remove the gravel and replace it with stone dust like every other good trail is paved in.

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Good for mountain bike but rather monotonous view for the ride

April 2016 mkershanbaum

Don't expect to see much of the river. We rode from Bushkill near "Roost's. Went north on the trail. Saw the river for a little stretch. Rode for an hour north and then back Mostly gravel paved. Stopped by boat slip area about 45 min north of start. If you're hoping for some place to stop and buy refreshment or snack along that biking route there's nothing. Be prepared before starting out. Maybe saw 4 bikers the whole time. And handful of walkers. Not busy. Wasn't worth the drive for us. Good workout but as stated..monotonous trail.

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Tough but worth it

December 2015 nosandshark

Some very steep hills but love the twist and turns of the trail.

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From Milford

October 2015 dudesicle1

Best part was From Milford for first 3-4 miles-- was totally awesome.

Then there's a section of the bike trail that doesnt exist and you have to ride on 209 for 2.5 miles before getting back on the trail, we didnt love that.

Overall a great ride. I'd stick with the first section from Milford, or plan on going further to make the 209 section worth it.

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Hileah to Park HQ

September 2015 flashbang

Great trail, although not to technical with the smooth, mostly crushed stone trail, the trail has some really good hills and turns, beautiful views and lots of neat little bridges. You also get to see many of the abandoned houses and farms in the area that the Feds condemned and bought from the owners at a low price to build the Tocks Island Dam project that never got built along the ride.

We enjoy cycling 25-30 miles once a week. We are use to flat trails such as the C&O Towpath in Maryland so when we started on this path we knew it would be a challenge. The first day we rode 23 miles roundtrip (RT) from Dingman's Campground to Bush Kill Access and back. It was a very nice ride and the path is well maintained. It is quite hilly in that section but NOT as hilly in the following section. We were exhausted but had our workout and thoroughly enjoyed the ride.

Two days later, we picked up our bike ride at Bush Kill Access and went to Hialeah Access and back This was a 20 mile RT ride. This 10 mile section of trail is much more difficult then the one previously. I spent a lot of time walking my bike up the steep hills. HOWEVER, the overall ride was worth it. We did discover that you can avoid part of the steep rocky trail on the way back and fly downhill by taking the road out of the Park Headquarters down to the closed off section of the road that parallels the path then reconnects. I believe that is called Community Drive. You have to be careful doing that due to the traffic that speeds by.

We really wanted to cycle the whole trail but part of the section between Dingman's Campground and Milford was closed. Hopefully we will return soon and try to finish that section so that we can say we did the whole trail :)

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good and not so good

June 2015 mhugg

the good? Easy access from Dingmans Campground and several other points along the route. The not-so-good? Very hilly. Really more a hiking trail than a hiking trail. No views of the river. We rode the trail for several miles south of the campground and a bit north. Both times we rode back at twice the speed on Route 209.

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May Be Five Stars

May 2015 michaelpselvaggio

I used the McDade trail to return to hiking and regain some level of fitness.
I had a goal to hike the entire length (32 miles) which I did in about three weeks April May 2015.

The great thing about this trail are the many distance options available. All my trips where YoYos (Hike out and come back to same spot). Many sections of trail can be used by those with mobility issues. The sections north of Dingmans Ferry have some hills.

Over all if you cannot find a location you can mannage on this trail it's because your dead. There is camping (by permit), picnic tables and some great beaches at both ends.

The trail itself is 90% road (5'-8' wide). There is the occasional "path" but it doesn't last too long. Runners should love this trail.

The views of the Delaware River and the manicured pathways of the McDade trail are at times inspiring.

I would say overall the trail is mostly easy to somewhat moderate.

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The sections along open fields, that are south of Dingmans Ferry to Bushkill, would be rough on a hot sunny day.

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North part not for those who don't enjoy white knuckle adventure

May 2015 lynn.m.gailie

I have taken the trail from milford beach to Dingmans bridge with my mt. bike, a lot of the trail is cinders and wide, but some is not so be warned. At one point you cross a small bridge and suddenly it says no bikes, and for good reason, I had to push my bike up and down steep ridges with sliding shale and the river below, scared me a bit at the time, but it was a good challenge and a test of my might, and I passed. You better be in some good shape if you plan to do that. Other than the physical challenge the views were gorgeous, I sat on the side of the river to eat my lunch, and enjoyed the wildlife. The trail runs through the ravine between 209 and the river, and 209 is waaaayyy above this area so there are no car sounds. My only wish is that my bike was not so heavy, and you should bring a friend because if you get hurt down there no-one is going to be able to get to you and help you out. You will be there a long time. I want to try the Dingmans to 80 part next I hear it is less wild, so Im sure it will be more crowded. Can't wait to check it out.

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A Very Picturesque Ride!

March 2015 ollie47

My buddy and myself ride this trail a couple of times a week, from May to October. We get on near Bushkill and head north. We like to do 12-15 miles North and then back, for a total of 24-30 miles. This section is fairly flat with well-maintained roadbed. You will alternate from shady woods-trail to open riding along the edge of cornfields. This is one of our favorite rides. I would avoid going south to the Hialeah trailhead, unless you are in good shape and like climbing gravely hills.

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know where to park!

August 2014 tina.krawcyk

If you are coming on 209 from Milford and you park at the first lot do not go to the right. You can bike for a short distance and then the trail is closed to bikes...for good reason! My husband and I tried it anyway and alternately rode, walked and prayed that we wouldn't fall down the ravine into the river. We finally hiked up to the road (which was an almost vertical feat) and were able to take the road back to the bikeable section of trail. On the way back we went past the parking area and little way toward Milford, but due to time we did not go far so I can't say much about that way. The biking parts were nice, I really enjoyed it. When I go again I will park further down past the section that is closed to bikes.

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Not your typical rail trail

July 2014 slipsoup

This is a great trail. It's not the typical rail trail, in that there are hills and not many road crossings, at least in the southernmost part. This trail is ride-able with either a mountain bike or hybrid; I'd avoid it with a road bike. It's mostly crushed stone, some loose.
There is a point, about 6 miles from the Hialeah Trailhead, where the trail hits a carriage road (Freeman Tract Road). The trail sign tells bikes to go right. About an eighth of a mile from there is a parking lot on the left side. Note: The trail picks up in the parking lot. Be sure to enter the parking lot and not stay on the carriage road.
If you map the Hialeah Trailhead from NYC or points east on the RTC website, there is a change. The RTC directions tell you to go on a logging road. This is incorrect. When you get off Exit 310 from I-80 toward Delaware Water Gap, continue straight at the light (past the Welcome Center) onto River Rd. The trailhead is about 3.5 miles on the right. Once you enter the parking area, drive past the day camp sites to the end. This is where the trail starts.
We rode on a Friday afternoon and there were few other people there. We basically had the trail to ourselves.
The Welcome Center has maps for the trail. The attendant knew the area well.

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Awesome

June 2014 steveyk

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Above Fernwood

June 2014 som

Before this I was a Lehigh Gorge fan but going up from the access area above Fernwood the trail is awesome for me with just the right amount of ups and downs. Nice also to know if you break a chain at sunset miles from your car you might hitch a ride on the road.

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Challenging with several large hills

April 2014 cory.strubert

Myself and two others completed 32 miles of this trail starting in Milford and ending at the picnic area. The ride took use 5.5 hours to complete. The trail is maintained but could be marked better. Twice we had to ride a short distance on the road to the next trail head one due to a wash out on the trail, this section i believe turned out to be hiking only and the other because the bridge is not in place near bush kill. In my experience the hills which are encountered tend to be either big and steep or long and drawn out both of which turned out to be pushing our bikes up the hills. This is my home trail and i often find myself completing the section from smith field to the hill right before the park headquarters because of the easy of this section and the awesome views of the mt's and river. Over all you would need to be in decent shape to complete the trail in its entirety and have a lot of water with you if its hot.

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Caution advised.

December 2013 jake0110

This trail is hilly, rocky and can be difficult to follow. There are numerous offshoots, including dirt roads and paved roads to traverse while riding between trailheads. Many of the slopes are either unsafe on a downhill, or get-off-your-bike-and-push type climbs.

There are typically dog walkers and families creating a kind of crowd in the summer due to the resorts close by. In the winter, watch out for hunters. Check the season before you come to this trail and wear hunter's orange cap or jacket. If you are unsure, wear the orange to be safe and if you have a large dog, it may be a good idea to get a dog vest.

I do have to say that the river views are beautiful and horses are verboten from this area, meaning smooth sailing when you are not climbing or descending hills.

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Not a Rail-to-Trail

August 2013 rcmicki

My husband and I were very disappointed to find out that this is not a true rail-trail bike trail. As bikers who each pull 20-lb beagles, this was impossible. On the first day we started at the southern end and had to quit when we reached a steep downgrade. The next day we went to another access point (past the beach pay parking area). From there we went south biking a bit further than the previous day. Again we had to end our trek when the trail got too hilly. I guess I did not read the previous reviews very carefully but for you other "flat landers" this is not our type of trail. Even without the beagles we would not have enjoyed this trail.
The trail is well maintained. Good gravel surface and weeds mowed along the side of the trail. Don't know if this trail run continuously for 32 miles. According to the map, the trail ended about 1.5 miles from where we parked on the second day.

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Best overall bike ride in Eastern Pa.

June 2013 corpus123

Unbelievable trail. Nothing treacherous about it, but you must bring your lungs. If you are willing to climb the steep hills, then the downhill rewards are well worth it. Great tire grip, so if you have the will, there is a way. A combination of shaded old grove big tree forests and open meadow riding all running parallel to the Delaware river. Simply beautiful. If motivated can do out and back in one day, but a weekend excursion out and back would be a great time as well. Once again no singletrack, so no danger. Enjoy!!!

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July 2012 esu72

On Fridy July 13th my wife and I drove up from Promised Land Pa. where we were camping, to Milford Pa. We always investigate and choose a Rails-to-Trails ride in the area we find ourselves. We traveled up to the trails head in Milford where we had a difficult time finding the trail. It's located in a Pennsylvania Recreational facility that charges for admission. There are absolutly no signs or indicators of any kind to (1) show the biker where the Trail-Head is located, (2) if the trail exists at all. We found it at the back of the boat ramp after the life-quard at the beach was nice enough to direct us up there. The start of the ride takes the biker under the Route 6 bridge that spans Pa. to NY. Almost immediately the biker is faced with an uphill trail on cinders that we were forced to walk. One hundred yards further into the ride we encountered a second hill exactly the same. That was enough for the two of us. I don't care if it flattens out for the next 100 miles we still had to ride down those hills on cinders which was impossible. We felt like we wasted our day, time, and money going there. We would never reccomend this trail to anyone especially starting in the Milford area.

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really nice trail.

November 2011 gmllrdrywall

We rode this trail on 2 warm November days. Starting in Dingmonds Ferry at the corner of State route 739 and State rt. 209, the trail goes up a long grade but is very do able. There are many places to park all along rt 209. (The trail north from here is closed at this time going to Milford due to the floods over the fall. Hopefully it can get repaired soon). From there we traveled south for about 8 miles the first day and enjoyed the scenery and the ride. The trail goes through fields and forest that are beautiful and quiet. Most of the ride is on flat gravel terrain that has slight inclines for the first 16 miles. Our bikes are hybrids that handle the terrain just fine. There are many places to stop for a picnic lunch that you bring on your own. Only place to buy some snacks is at the Dingmonds Ferry campground that was not open in November. We rode down to Bushkill Falls and stayed on the trail for about 2 more miles. At this point in Bushkill falls the trails gets more challenging with steep hills and a little rougher terrain. Some of the hills we walked up the hills but the ride down is always fun. This is a beautiful trail that brings nature closer to you. The Delaware River is in view most of the ride and the sound of the flowing water is tranquil and soothing during your breaks from the ride. Many hikers along the route this time of the year and not many bikers which make the ride very enjoyable. This trail has become one of our favorites and we will be hitting this trail many more times this spring and summer.
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Pretty but a bit more challenging ride

July 2011 dhoerl

I tripped on this trail while poking around Google Maps, and its a great find! I took the trail from its southernmost point at Hialeah Landing up to the Bushkill Landing on one Saturday, then from Bushkill to the road to Dingman's Bridge.

There are a few hills at the start of the tail, then a big one between Owen's Landing and Bushkill, then its mostly flat or minor hills to the end of the biking section. Note: at Owen's Landing you hit a fork where hikers go straight and you must go right (on a road). A hundred feet up the road is a marked parking lot that you MUST enter to get on the trail again (ask me how I know this - 5 miles north to a dead end). At the top of the hill, you must get on the road for a few tens of a mile to get back on the trail.

This trail has varied terrain; some in deep forests, some skirting fields, some skirting the river. The hills give you a better workout than a pure rail trail does (some of the trail follows an old wagon road from many years ago).

Bikers can go about 24 miles before the trail turns into a hiker-only section, and hikers can go over 30 miles. I made the excursion to Dingman's Bridge so I could cross over to NJ - it's half a mile on a road with no shoulder to speak of - but not much traffic either.

The trail has a consistent crushed gravel surface - the first Saturday I was on road tires (1.65x26) and had no trouble. Several rest areas and one general store provide creature comforts.

FAQs

Is McDade trail paved? ›

The southern section is mostly crushed gravel, but much of the trail now is paved.

How long is the McDade trail? ›

McDade Recreational Trail spans a 32-mile long corridor that runs nearly the length of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River.

Who is McDade trail named after? ›

The National Park Service then acquired the 40-mile-long corridor for the recreation area. It named the trail along the river for the late Joseph M. McDade, a congressman who represented the district.

Are dogs allowed on McDade trail? ›

Leashed pets are permitted along the trail except at Milford and Smithfield beaches and between Smithfield Beach and Hialeah, from late spring to early fall. Camping only permitted at the Dingmans Campground.

Which is the hardest trail in Islamabad? ›

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The Bruce Trail (900km)

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General. Free Parking: Hours: Open daily from dawn to dusk.

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Pets are NOT permitted at the following sites: In Pennsylvania: Smithfield and Milford Beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day Raymondskill Falls and Dingmans Falls George W.

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A walk around Trout Lake is only 1.2 km, or about 1,574 steps, and will take 15-25 minutes to complete.

How difficult is Ricketts Glen trail? ›

Head out on this 8.0-mile loop trail near Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 26 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking and running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.

What is the hardest trail in Colorado? ›

#1: Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail

The number one toughest hiking trail in Colorado is the Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. This trail is 9.4 miles long and has an elevation gain of 1,758 feet.

What is the hardest hike in Wisconsin? ›

Top trails (11)
  • Devil's Doorway Loop. Hard• 4.6(617) ...
  • Balanced Rock Trail. Hard• 4.6(446) ...
  • Ice Age National Scenic Trail: Devil's Lake Segment. ...
  • Ice Age Trail: Devil's Lake to Parfrey's Glen. ...
  • Ice Age Trail: St. ...
  • Levis Mound Challenge Route. ...
  • Marengo River and Porcupine Lake via North Country Trail. ...
  • Ice Age Trail to Lake Eleven.

What is the longest trail in Ohio? ›

Buckeye Trail

Where is the world's largest recreational trail? ›

The Trans Canada Trail (TCT), also known as the Great Trail, connects all provinces, territories and capital cities across Canada with 24,000 km of multiuse trail—making it the longest trail in the world!

Has anyone walked entire trail across Canada? ›

But to really know Dianne Whelan and what she's seen over the past six years, that trek would take more than 16,000 miles. The Canadian became the first person ever to complete the Trans Canada Trail, the longest trail in the world, spanning hundreds of walking paths, roads and waterways.

Can you give yourself your own trail name? ›

You are definitely entitled to choose your own. You have to keep it for the duration of the whole trail. Most people keep the name to be part of them for the rest of their lives. You better make sure it is one you're proud of.

How do hikers get their trail names? ›

Most hikers feel that their trail name says something about their personality, or history, that their given name never could. How one goes about getting a trail name varies. Some choose their own before they ever start trail. Most wait to be dubbed until they have started hiking.

How many days will it take to walk from Mexico to Canada? ›

It takes most 4-6 months to complete the trail. Most thru-hikers begin at the southern end of the PCT in April. From there, they hike north, finishing at the Canadian border sometime in September.

How hard is the CDT? ›

The CDT is by far the most difficult of the three trails due to navigation challenges, wildlife, weather, and long stretches between resupply and water. Smooth trail, a gentle grade, and beautiful views define the PCT.

How long does it take to backpack from Mexico to Canada? ›

Spanning from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada. It takes anywhere from four to six months of backpacking. Through one national park and wilderness area after the next, one step at a time. Roughly five million to be exact.

Is the Southern New England Trunkline trail paved? ›

The section from south Uxbridge to Blackstone is paved. The trail stops at St Paul St in Blackstone ( bridge blocked)and resumes again along Castle Hill Way. The condition of the trail in Blackstone and Bellingham varies until you cross Center St in Bellingham.

Is the Mesabi trail paved? ›

Welcome to the Mesabi Trail™

Stretching from the Mississippi to the Boundary Waters, with almost 150 miles of paved trail, the Mesabi Trail is like no other in the country.

Is the Glacial Drumlin trail paved? ›

The surface of the trail is paved with asphalt for the first 13 miles westward from Waukesha, then becoming crushed limestone for the remaining 39 miles. Multiple rest stations are located at various locations along the trail.

Is the Jack Markell trail safe? ›

Safe trail paved and protected.

What is the hardest section of the Long Trail? ›

The third and final section was 86.2 miles in length and would prove to be the hardest section of the hike. The terrain would become much more extreme and we noticed our pace greatly affected by this. We climbed the tallest mountain in the state of Vermont during this stretch Mt Mansfield at 1,340m/4,395' in elevation.

What is the hardest trail on the east coast? ›

1. Mount Madison. Perhaps overshadowed by its aforementioned Presidential Range brother to the south, Mount Madison offers one of the steepest, most challenging rock scrambles of the entire trail, gaining 2,812 feet over a 2.6-mile span (a more than 20% incline).

Is the New England trail hard? ›

Completing the entire 215 miles of the New England National Scenic Trail (NET) is no easy feat! It is a big undertaking, so make sure you are prepared. A traditional thru-hike, like what might be done on the Appalachian Trail, is currently not possible on the NET.

What is the best part of the Mesabi Trail? ›

Our favorite sections are heading west from Grand Rapids (beautiful lakes) and east of Taconite in the hilly sections passing scenic 7 and beyond. Get a physical map (you can order one from the website or get one in person at some trail heads) to see elevation gains.

Is the Mesabi Trail hilly? ›

The Mesabi Trail is NOT simply a rail-to-trail conversion – it is not flat & straight. The terrain varies from hilly to flat over the entire length. A few hills will test your stamina going up, and your brakes going down – none are greater than an 8% grade – but some are fairly long.

Where does the Mesabi Trail start and end? ›

There are currently almost 135 miles of completed trail, when finished (in 3-5 years) it will stretch over 155 miles from the Mississippi River (Grand Rapids) to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (Ely).

What is the hardest hike in Australia? ›

12 remote and challenging multi-day hikes in Australia
  • Warrumbungle National Park, NSW.
  • Walls of Jerusalem Circuit, TAS.
  • Heysen Trail, SA.
  • Frenchmans Cap Summit, TAS.
  • Bungle Bungles & Piccaninny Gorge, WA.
  • Remote Blue Mountains Traverse, NSW.
  • K2K Walk – Kanangra to Katoomba, NSW.
  • Port Davey Track, TAS.

What is the toughest hike in South Africa? ›

The Amatola trail

Not for the faint-hearted, this 6-day trek is marketed as “The Toughest Hike in South Africa”. Starting near King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape it crosses the Hogsback Mountains and ends in the delightful and secluded mountain town of Hogsback.

Do you need a pass for the glacial drumlin trail? ›

Admission. A state trail pass is required for bicycling and in-line skating.

How long is the jack a Markell trail? ›

Named after former Governor Jack A. Markell, the 5.5 mile “JAM” trail connects the Wilmington Riverfront with the City of New Castle.

Where do you park for Jack a Markell trail? ›

Parking. Limited parking is available at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Additional free parking is available at the Riverfront's Shipyard Shops Lot and Commuter Lot, located on Justison Street.

How long is hike to Hole in the Wall Grand Manan? ›

Trail Head Parking to Hole-in-the-Wall

Approximately 30–40 minutes round trip — This popular trail begins at the Trail Head Parking, through a wooded trail to the cliffs at the ocean, then left to the famous Hole-in-the-Wall (“HITW” on signs).

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