Blessing Mountain Trails

Loyalsock State Forest
12.31 Miles

Trail Description

The network of trails on Blessing Mountain enables hikers to experience an array of environments as they venture on the numerous trails, from wild settings walking amongst a sea of mountain laurel to passing through towering conifers on the initial ascent of the Matt Mertes Trail. Serene springs and small brooks offer beauty in spring and rock slopes challenge hikers any time of year. These trails can be used to form various day hikes and can be connected with the trails in Rider Park. The Boundary Trail is a 0.4-mile trail that runs adjacent to the Loyalsock State Forest boundary. Cheryl’s Trail is marked in blue and is for the experienced hiker. It follows Cold Run and passes over Blessing Mountain for 3.4 miles before hitting the State Forest boundary. There is no bridge where Cheryl’s Trail crosses Wallis Run. The Lance Trail is blazed yellow and is a one-mile connecting trail between the Matt Mertes Trail and Cheryl’s Trail. The Middle Point Trail is a 0.48-mile segment that connects the Weitzel Hollow Trail with Rider Park. The Matt Mertes Memorial Trail is a 2.2-mile trail that is marked with blue disks and was named in memory of a local Boy Scout. The Walled-Up-Springs Trail is a 1.3-mile trail that descends Blessing Mountain and follows a hollow to Caleb’s Creek, continuing down to the Rider Park boundary. The Weitzel Hollow Trail is a 2-mile yellow blazed trail that follows Weitzel Hollow Run then continues on to Cheryl’s Trail. It also briefly follows the Matt Mertes Trail.

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