Hike to Pine Island Vista

Rate this Adventure Pennsylvania Clay Mine Road Pull-Off

Added by Shawn Grenninger

Navigate the wild stream of Pine Island Run, keep an eye out for native brook trout in larger pools. Then Climb to Pine Island Vista for an awesome view of Pine Creek and the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.

The access to this trail is from a mountain road, Clay Mine Road. From Stony Fork, follow Dibble Hill Road to Clay Mine Road, once on Clay Mine Road, follow into the forest and park at the first gravel parking area on the right. You will see the unmarked trail at the rear of the parking starting as a large grassy path.

This path will descend into Pine Island Run in just over a mile. Hiking the run is not recommended in spring or periods of high water, proceed with caution as it can be very slippery and will require scrambles around small waterfalls.

Follow the stream bed for just over another mile just after three waterfalls, the trail leading to the vista will be on the right just as you come into view of the Pine Creek Rail Trail and Pine Creek. The trail ascends steeply to Pine Island Vista. Enjoy the view!

Note: The hike to the vista could also be done via Pine Creek Rail Trail as a bike and hike. Follow the rail trail south from Tiadaghton or north from Blackwell to Pine Island Run. Access the trail by the north side of the run.

Pack List

  • Comfortable hiking shoes (expect to have wet feet)
  • Day pack
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Hammock (relax at the vista)
  • Common sense (use caution hiking the run)
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More



Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



5.1 Miles



Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Shawn Grenninger

Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania exploring the beautiful outdoors by foot and kayak and spending the nights under the stars. I'm typically planning my next adventure before the current one ends and of course enjoy a good beer in the process.

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to Bake Oven Knob

Pennsylvania / Bake Oven Knob Trailhead (Appalachian Trail)

The trail is VERY rocky and stepping up the rocks requires proper footwear. From the beginning of the trail, hike until you reach an opening filled with rocks and boulders.

Jake McKinney
22 Saves

Stroll along the Rapid Run Nature Trail

Pennsylvania / Rapid Run Nature Walk

There are multiple ways to access and start the trail, there is a small parking area near the intersection of McCall Dam Road and Route 192 or you can access from the other end near the beach at Half.

Shawn Grenninger
10 Saves

Hike Quaker Race's Lakeside Trail

Pennsylvania / Quaker Race Day Use Area

This trail is best accessed from the Quaker Race Day Use Area or from the Cabin Colony for cabin occupants. This trail has a dirt or rocky surface, uneven terrain and one steep but short hill.

Kendra Reeder
11 Saves