Wolf Run Trail


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Wolf Run Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Clearfield, Jefferson
Length: 4.2 miles
Trail end points: Falls Creek, PA and SR 219 McMinns Summit
Trail surfaces: Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6375478
Trail activities: Bike, Mountain Biking, Walking

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Wolf Run Trail Description

Running parallel to State Route 219, this 4 mile section of trail has been built on a former line of the Pennsylvania Railroad (Line 651) and runs from Sandy Township in Clearfield County (near Triangle Tech School in Falls Creek, Pa) north to State Route 219 at McMinns Summit. The trail surface is Gravel. Parking is available near the middle of the trail at the intersection of 219 and Old Grade Road.

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Wolf Run Trail Reviews

I started from the very south end of the trail off of Triangle Tech Road on 10/21/2017 and biked uphill from here to the end of the trail. The surface is comprised of small gravel; not crushed limestone. The trail passes thru rock cuts with a nice tree canopy for the 1st three miles with lots of glacier rocks nestled in the woods next to the trail. At mile #3, the trail opens up very briefly before entering back into seclusion. You will cross over Wolf Run several times via 3 bridges. There are 4 mileposts on the trail but they are not accurate; distance between mileposts is less than a mile. There are several picnic tables along the way nestled between the trail and the embankment of the cuts. Occasionally, one will get a glimpse of the BP&R Railroad tracks that parallel the trail on its west side. The only complaint that I have regarding this trail is the trail surface itself. Most Rail-Trails use a fine crushed limestone that is rolled making for a firm riding surface with minimal resistance. The surface of this trail however was comprised of small gravel which offered more resistance and frequent fishtailing. I found this trail absolutely gorgeous and it is well worth the trip to experience it.

We were vacationing at a lake nearby and I had a long run on my marathon training schedule. Found this trail and was pleasantly surprised. The surface would pose no problems for bicycles but runners with sensitive feet should go elsewhere. Lots of medium sized rocks on the trail and squishy vegetation in certain sections. 4 mile length is marked at each mile, the trail makes for good out and back runs. A few cute bridges and a good view of the wolf run creek for most of the trail. Parking at the northern terminus was marked on route 219 but it comes up fast after the sign.

The surface continues to be gradually improved. Vegetation on the trail has been reduced and surface improvements done as time and resources allow.

The trail is great for hikers and families and mountain bikes...very safe and mostly shaded. Wildlife is abundant and most times you will see deer. The picnic tables and benches provide comfort for those who need a rest. Great trout fishing is available near miles 1-2.

Additional parking is available on the southern Falls Creek end near Triangle Tech school and on the northern McMinns Summit end. Then northern end is only 2.8 miles from Trail Town Brockway and approx 3 miles from the Brockway side of the Clarion River/Little Toby Trail.


September 2, 2013

This trail is not regularly maintained, but overall it wasn't that bad. It runs right at 4 miles, and consists of a grass or gravel surface along the way. There are sporadic areas that are a bit rough but we still enjoyed the ride. You'll find two or three picnic tables to stop at and one bridge crossing.

You can tell this is a new trail. The northern end is shale that has been dozed and is very rough. Fortunately it is only a short distance before you run out of the shale but the rest of the trail is not what I would call groomed. It is still a work in progress and will be a very nice trail when complete. It will a good trail for families with younger children given its short mileage. I would suggest starting at Dubois and heading towards Brockway being it is a slight upgrade the whole way to the northern end

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