9-25-16 11:00 am
Scenic Hike in Beltzville S.P.
Hike in the Wild Creek Cove area of Beltzville S.P.
The hike will start at the Wild Creek Trailhead. We'll do the Christman Trail counter-clockwise with a side trip on the Green Trail along the stream. We'll then have lunch at the waterfall, hike both the Falls Trail and Cove Ridge Trail, which offers nice views of Wild Creek Cove. before heading back to the cars. This hike has a few short climbs, but otherwise is fairly flat and only a few places have stones, but nothing like on the AT, so hiking boots are not necessary. A great, short hike for those wanting to see if hiking is for them. Bring water and lunch. Heavy rain cancels.
PS: Suzanne Churchill will be co-leading the hike as training to become a hike leader. So come on out and support our soon to be new
1. Directions from south or south west: get to PA 248 past Slatington and make a right onto US 209 north. Just before you go under the turnpike bridges, make a left onto Harrity Rd, and then before you pass the P.J. Whelihans, make a right onto Pohopoco Rd. It's 7 miles to the Wild Creek Trail head on the right.
2. Directions from the east or south east: take US 209 South and then make a right onto Trachsville Hill Rd for 1.3 mi. At the SS, turn left on Pohopoco Rd for 1 mi. The Wild Creek Trail Head will be on your left.
3. Directions from I-476 (PA Tpk): Get off at the US209/Mahoning Valley exit #74. DO NOT take the ramp labeled US 209 North. If you do, you cannot make the left onto Harrity. You have to take the US 209 South Ramp to the left and keep left at the bottom of the ramp to the Stop Sign and make a left onto US 209 North. Make the left at the traffic light onto Harrity and then follow the rest of the directions in #1.
The GPS coordinates for the Wildcreek Trail Head: 40.890788 -75.563405
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 5.5 miles
Hike rating: B+
Meeting place: We will meet at the Wild Creek Trailhead. See the details for directions.
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Leader: David Povenski 610-462-7704