Backpacking Pennsylvania's Loyalsock Trail

tomcat32

Member
Joined
Nov 22, 2016
Messages
40
Pennsylvania usually isn't at the top of anyone's list of destinations but it does offer a lot of backpacking. One of the most popular is the 59 Mile Loyalsock Trail in the Endless Mountains Region. I grew up in PA and planned to hike it 20 years ago. After leaving the state I never got back to backpack until a few weeks ago when I combined it with a trip visiting family. For the thorough TR and A LOT of photos click the link below to my website. https://tomcatoutdoors.blogspot.com/2019/08/backpacking-loyalsock-trail.html

Here are a few photos. The rest are at the link above.
Loyalsock Trail 7.24-26.19 026.jpg
Loyalsock Trail 7.24-26.19 060.jpg
Loyalsock Trail 7.24-26.19 081.jpg
Loyalsock Trail 7.24-26.19 130.jpg
 

John Morrow

Member
Joined
May 22, 2015
Messages
560
Pennsylvania usually isn't at the top of anyone's list of destinations but it does offer a lot of backpacking. One of the most popular is the 59 Mile Loyalsock Trail in the Endless Mountains Region. I grew up in PA and planned to hike it 20 years ago. After leaving the state I never got back to backpack until a few weeks ago when I combined it with a trip visiting family. For the thorough TR and A LOT of photos click the link below to my website. https://tomcatoutdoors.blogspot.com/2019/08/backpacking-loyalsock-trail.html

Here are a few photos. The rest are at the link above.
View attachment 80353View attachment 80354View attachment 80355View attachment 80356


The mountains of my childhood. My first solo backpacks were the Gifford Pinchot Trail (Poconos) and Black Forest Trail (The Northern Tier).
 

wabenho

Member
.
Joined
Sep 18, 2017
Messages
133
I spent a summer living near Williamsport when I was younger. Didn't get to do any backpacking, but I tried to get out as much as possible for day hikes and fishing. I really loved that area. Thanks for taking me back!
 

HalfTread

HalfTread
Joined
Oct 24, 2020
Messages
11
Love it! Those hills run deep in my veins.
My veins too! The Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania. The land of numerous forests and fields, countless streams and lakes, plenty of summits and valleys. The photos were taken in the vicinity of Williamsport PA.

Appalachians USA.jpg
 
Last edited:
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
M Suggestions for a 10 day backpacking trip in early June Trip Planning 8
D Backpacking Ideas for an 8 year old Trip Planning 16
norwegianxplorer Backpacking Norway in the fog, trying out my new 4 season tent Trip Reports 2
norwegianxplorer Norway Backpacking in the fall, Western Norway Backpacking 5
Miya Beach Backpacking and Creek Bed Sleeping Backpacking 29
BJett Honeymoon Backpacking - An Intro to Canyon Country Backpacking 14
norwegianxplorer Summiting Mount Whitney from Guitar Lake, 6 Days backpacking the Sierra before the Creek Fire closed everything down. Backpacking 5
Eugene Backpacking the Sawtooths Backpacking 11
NorthwestWanderer Backpacking the Lost River Range in Idaho : Bear Creek Lake & Upper Basin Backpacking 7
NorthwestWanderer Backpacking Okanogan National Forest : Copper Glance Lake & failed attempt at No Dice Lake Backpacking 2
R Invite Yellowstone Backpacking Trip 7/29-8/3 Meet Up (Members Only) 0
norwegianxplorer Sequoia National Park, Backpacking Mt Silliman area, June 2020 Backpacking 8
norwegianxplorer Muddy Creek 6 day backpacking loop with My Own Frontier Backpacking 5
ridings82 Uintas Backpacking Loop Trip Reports 4
Mikjik86 FULL Video Part 2 Backpacking Glacier National Park "North Circle Route" Backpacking 0
NorthwestWanderer Backpacking Oregon's Cottonwood Canyon : Lost Corral Trail Backpacking 1
Mikjik86 Backpacking Glacier National Park (Part 2 Preview) "North Circle Route" Montana, August 2019 Backpacking 2
DouginGJCO Hiking &/or backpacking partner for Canyonlands Natl Park and nearby Noobs: Introduce yourself! 0
Ugly Gear Review New Backpacking Pack. Options Gear Reviews 16
NorthwestWanderer Backpacking Washington's Coulee Country : Barker Canyon Backpacking 5
M Non-technical 1-2 night backpacking w dogs and kids - Escalante-ish area in April? Trip Planning 14
McKee80 Yellowstone backpacking advice Trip Planning 15
yoseman backpacking Grand Teton NP Trip Planning 0
Yvonne first backpacking trip in the Beartooths, early August Trip Planning 11
J Dark Canyon Backpacking Help Trip Planning 9
J Suggestions for 4-5 days Backpacking in the Southwest Trip Planning 2
Bob Backpacking - Old School General Discussion 38
D Need suggestions for a backpacking trip with a base camp Trip Planning 10
Yvonne Backpacking the Winds: From Elkhart TH to Titcomb Basin, July 2018 Backpacking 20
M advice Grand Canyon backpacking Spring 2020 Trip Planning 16
Mikjik86 Backpacking Glacier National Park August 2019 Backpacking 3
Mikjik86 Backpacking Glacier National Park - North Circle Route Part 1 Preview Video. Backpacking 1
NorthwestWanderer Backpacking the John Muir Wilderness : Humphreys Basin Backpacking 3
Eugene Suggestions for mid-Nov backpacking trip Trip Planning 2
tomcat32 Backpacking the Cranberry Lake 50 (Adirondacks) Backpacking 6
Nohmichel Colorado Backpacking in October 7-12 2019 Trip Planning 8
Eugene Rawah Wilderness Backpacking Trip Backpacking 0
F Seeking advice for a 5 or 6 night Banff or Jasper backpacking trip for a married couple with different ideas of what awesome is!!! Trip Planning 7
Kullaberg63 Winds: Backpacking to Bikepacking Backpacking 2
Mikjik86 8 Days Backpacking Dark Canyon Wilderness Backpacking 1
J Canyonlands Needles Backpacking Suggestions Trip Planning 8
NorthwestWanderer Backpacking the Pasayten Wilderness : Harts Pass, PCT, Windy Pass, Buffalo Pass, Foggy Pass, Jim Pass, Hulman Pass & Rock Pass Meadows Backpacking 3
Mikjik86 Short Video: Backpacking/Packrafting Dark Canyon Wilderness, Utah. April 2019 Backpacking 0
WasatchWill Grove Creek: A Father-Daughter Backpacking Trip Backpacking 8
WasatchWill Backpacking Pleasant Pocket Mesa, Capitol Reef NP Backpacking 15
NorthwestWanderer 6 Day backpacking trip in Glacier Peak Wilderness (3 days of off trail route) Backpacking 9
DrNed Plan B to High Uintas Backpacking Trip Planning 20
DuneElliot Backpacking Scotland's West Highland Way Trip Reports 5
Ugly Sleeping with Pfieff, Maybird in May, or Summer -Winter Backpacking Winter Sports 7
sydissoocool Looking for a backpacking buddy for Uinta Highline Trail Noobs: Introduce yourself! 6

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top