Hike the Mineral Springs Loop

Pennsylvania Frankfort Mineral Springs Parking

Added by Adam Ryan

Frankfort Mineral Springs was used as a resort and spa starting in the mid 1800's. Now is is a great little hike with a beautiful waterfall.

Starting at the Frankfort Mineral Springs parking lot, this 1.2 mile loop winds along the creek and leads you up into the waterfall and old resort area.

After you reach this picture perfect spot, you can continue on the rest of the loop. This will take you through a patch of pines and down a nice little hill towards the ranger station. Here, the trail splits off and you want to go to the right to get back to your vehicle.

This is a great hike no matter what the weather or season is. It consistently surprises you each and every time you visit. In the summer it has beautiful foliage and the trail just pops with color. In the winter, the ice from the falls is breath taking and a must see if you are in the area.

Pack List

  • Hiking boots / Snow shoes (dependent on weather)
  • Water
  • Camera
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Running

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

1.2 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

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about 2 months ago

Best Winter Hike Near Pittsburgh!!

Very easy and rewarding hike. Easily the best winter hike within a few miles of Pittsburgh. Be sure to go on a COLD day (20degrees or colder) to see the most amazing frozen waterfalls and the spring still shooting out water!!

about 2 months ago

12 months ago

Amazing Experience

I hiked this loop about a month ago and want to go back again soon. Both the history of the springs and the scenery make the grounds compelling. Also, I hiked the 6.2 Forest trail and it made for a challenge. If you are into advanced hiking, I'd highly recommend!

12 months ago

Added by Adam Ryan

I am a father, photographer, and explorer of all things interesting. I'm constantly struggling with the urge to fall off the grid and go into the wild.

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