Old Loggers Path

  • Pristine Rock Run

    The Old Loggers Path parallels and meets Rock Run at its confluence with Yellow Dog Run. The stream has eroded away at the underlying solid rock, making for a number of small waterfalls and interesting rock formations.
  • Pleasant Stream in the Winter

    Old Loggers Path crosses Pleasant Stream in two locations. One crossing is on a bridge while the other requires a fording of the stream. This second crossing can be hazardous during the spring when the stream is running full.
  • Ghost Town of Masten

    The trailhead proper for the Old Loggers Path is located at the ghost town of Masten. Masten was once a busy loggers town and then became a camp for the Civilian Conservations Corps. Today there are primitive campsites located here along with remains of the old camp and town.
  • Sunset on the Mountains

    There are a number of vistas located along the Old Loggers Path. These views look out over the surrounding valleys and streams, providing a great place to take a break from your hike.
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The trail is a 27.1 mile long circuit trail located in northeastern Lycoming County. The starting point is located approximately 2.7 miles Southwest of Ellenton near the ghost town of Masten. The trail is located entirely on State Forest Lands, land that had formerly belonged to the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co. The trail layout has taken advantage of the engineering expertise of the early logging railroaders as it follows the grades. The highlights of the trail are the many cuts & fills on the grades, Rock Run (one of the prettiest streams in Pennsylvania), the vistas that look into the McIntyre Wild Area, Pleasant Stream and the Loyalsock Trail region.



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The trail is blazed in orange. There are some elevation changes to be found on this trail, the climbs and descents are gradual as they follow the many abandoned railroad grades. Major water sources on this trail are Rock Run, Pleasant Stream, and Wallis Run as well as a couple feeder streams found along the circuit hike. A relatively easy hike that can be accomplished in three days.

Topo Map - Old Loggers Path

Hikes on the Old Loggers Path

Old Loggers Path: Finishing Up on the South Side

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The Old Logger's Path is located in Loyalsock State Forest. The entire trail is a little over 27 miles with the trailhead proper being at the old ghost town of Masten. Our hike began about 2 miles north of Masten, where the trail crosses Ellenton Ridge Road. There were 5 of us doing the entire hike and we met up with Jeff about a mile from the end of our first day of hiking. The first day was to be a hike of a little over 9 miles with the remaining 3 plus miles on the second day, ending our hike along Pleasant Stream Road at the point where the trail crosses over Pleasant Stream.


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Old Loggers Path: Hiking the Northern Section

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The Old Logger's Path is located in Loyalsock State Forest, in the upper right hand corner of Lycoming County. The land use to be owned by the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company. The trail follows many of the old logging railroad grades and makes for a very easy hike. The entire trail is a little over 27 miles with the trailhead proper being at the old ghost town of Masten. Mark and I decided to do this hike, kind of at a last minute, and opted for a shorter hike instead of the entire 27 miles.


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