Hike the Gas Line Ridge Loop

Rate this Adventure Lance Raisch Trail

Distance

3.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

900 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Added by

Shawn Grenninger

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

In just under 4 miles, this loop is great hike climbing to a ridgeline with several vistas to take in multiple views of the beautiful Pine Creek Valley.  

Park at the end of Naval Run Road, at the end of the road to the right, follow the sign for Lance Raisch Trail marked with yellow blazes.  This is the first of three trails that this loop will use.  

The Lance Raisch Trail climbs in elevation along Naval Run and after about a quarter mile will instersect with the orange blazes of the the Black Forest Trail.  Take the sharp right onto the Black Forest Trail and continue to climb and switchback up to the ridgeline.  

Once on the main ridge, there will be multiple vista's that make for great spots to stop and chill taking in the views.  

Follow the Black Forest Trail until the Junction of Frank Jerald Trail, there will be a wooden sign on a tree.  Hang a right unto Frank Jerald Trail which does not have blazes but is easy to follow.  

In a short distance Stone Seat vista will also be marked with a wooden sign on a tree and is about 35 yards off the trail.  Frank Jerald Trail will continue downhill leading to Naval Run road coming out between two cabins.  Follow Naval Run Road half a mile back to the parking area. 

On the way out, stop at Hotel Manor for a post-hike beer!  

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

Dennis Alan Quarry Homestead

Woodward, Pennsylvania

From $120/night

Hickory Grove Pond

Forksville, Pennsylvania

From $40/night

Barakah Heritage Farm

Benton, Pennsylvania

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Distance

3.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

900 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Added by

Shawn Grenninger

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