Golden Eagle Trail Loop

1 review #2 hike out of 3 in
8.7 mi
4 hrs 38 min
1,410 ft
Elev Gain


This strenuous loop trail in the Tiadaghton State Forest follows tumbling streams and climbs the steep valleys surrounding the Pine Creek Gorge. The first 1.5 miles of the orange-blazed trail ascends steeply to the Raven's Horn, which offers a breathtaking view looking down the gorge. From the Raven's Horn, follow Wolf Run up to the top of the gorge, where there are more views looking out over the highlands. Finally, descend back down along Bonnell Run to the parking area. There are many primitive stream crossings on this hike, and part of the trail is on Pennsylvania State Game Lands.

Getting Started

Parking is available along State Route 414 directly across from the trailhead. The parking lot is labeled "Clark Farm/ Utceter Station" recreation access for the Pine Creek Rail Trial. There are no fees or permits required for the hike, however camping is prohibited.

Taking Children

This hike is not recommended for small children, based on the steep terrain, stream crossings, and length.

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    3 years, 3 months ago
    Great trail. Bring a bug net for the run sections
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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