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Susquehannock Trail vs Quehanna Trail
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Ian Roberts
(river_runner21) - F
Susquehannock Trail vs Quehanna Trail on 02/24/2010 16:23:33 MST Print View

I am planning on doing a UL Solo hike coming up in May. I have narrowed my trail selection down to the Susquehannock Trail or the Quehanna Trail both located in northcentral pennsylvania.

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with these trails and can offer some insight such as camping spots, water availability, trail quality, etc.

Please let me know if you have any useful information, thanks!

Gregg Martell
(gmartell) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Quehanna Trail on 02/24/2010 20:45:02 MST Print View

We (Scout Troop) did a short section of the Quehanna Trail a couple years back. Off the top of my head, I don't remember which section, other than we started on the Eastern end of the trail.

I don't think it gets a lot of hikers, at least the section we did because the trail was a bit overgrown in October. Nothing that would slow you down, but the trails hadn't been walked on a lot. Only saw two other hikers the whole weekend. Plenty of places to camp along the trail.

Definitely need to bear bag - we saw bear scat in a couple places along the trail. I'm glad we cooked dinner along the trail, not where we camped, as we had one boy spill his dinner while cooking. On the way out, we stopped at a state maintenance facility to use the restroom and they had 4 bear traps for trans-locating bears.

Wish we could have shown the boys those traps before we headed out. It would have made the lessons we were teaching the boys about food handling in bear country hit home faster!