Middle Creek Trail

Pennsylvania


Split with the Elders Run Trail, which veers left.
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Parking lot at the trail's southern terminus off Mountain Spring Road. This trailhead was much better demarcated that the one off Kleinfeltersville Road.
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Southernmost section of the trail, just north of Mountain Spring Road. Taken June 2013.
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The trail widens on its southernmost section between the Elders Run Trail and Mountain Spring Road.
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Rare sign marking the trail, this one is just north of the junction with the Elders Run Trail.
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Ballast near southern end of trail.
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Another shot of the old trolley line bridge abutment.
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View of Elders Run from the footbridge.
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Sign on the side of the footbridge across Elders Run.
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Closeup shot of the brick abutments of the original trolley line bridge across Elders Run.
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Footbridge across Elders Run. The abutments from the original trolley line bridge can be seen directly below.
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Moss-covered rocks. Taken June 2013.
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The longest boardwalk section of the trail passes over wetlands near the Elders Run bridge.
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Clearing on the trail.
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Sunlight filtering into the forest along the trail.
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Unusual, cube-shaped rock along the trail.
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Straight path through the forest. Taken June 2013.
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The trail provides some stunning views of Middle Creek.
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Another view of Middle Creek.
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Looking across Middle Creek. Taken June 2013.
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The old trolley grade can still be seen clearly on the southern sections of the trail. Large stones along the trail may have been original ballast.
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Much of the trail's route is a straight line through the woods.
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Sun shining through the trees. Taken June 2013.
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The trail closely follows the creek for which it was named, which can be seen past the trees.
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Pretty ferns on the forest floor.
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Lush forests dominate the trail's landscape. Taken June 2013.
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Wooden footbridge over a small stream.
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The old trolley grade can still be seen to the right. Unfortunately, in many places it has since become boggy, necessitating some minor detours on the berm to the left.
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For most of its length, the trail is just a narrow, dirt footpath suited for hiking.
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Approaching the northern terminus on Kleinfeltersville Road. Taken on a hot, humid day in early June 2013.
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Northern terminus off Kleinfeltersville Road, where it intersects with the Horseshoe Trail. These boardwalks allow users to avoid the muddy spots on the trail, but could use some improvement.
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