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george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Black Forest Trail question on 06/20/2013 15:56:39 MDT Print View

I have done the northern portion of the BFT loop, and am now heading out to do the southern portion. I want to leave my truck at mile 0, and maybe hike to the Naval Run trail to access the BFT. Any idea how far it is from my parking spot down to town and finally to the Naval Run Trail trailhead?

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Black Forest Trail question on 06/20/2013 16:11:48 MDT Print View

If you're parking at the 'official' parking area on Slate Run, then there's a trail from the parking area right down to the BFT. Go down to the trail, hang a right and you're on your way. You'll pretty much immediately cross a river and then head uphill for a couple of miles.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Black Forest Trail question on 06/20/2013 17:12:58 MDT Print View

Hi Doug. I've done the "northern" part of the counterclockwise loop like you're describing. I wanted to do a short loop with some friends, leaving my vehicle at the "Official" parking area, and doing the southern portion, but bailing on the Naval Run Trail. I was just wondering how far it was from that trail back to the parking area vai Pine Creek.

daniel B
(dbogey) - F

Locale: East Coast
Trip Report on 06/20/2013 18:04:31 MDT Print View

Please include a TR when your finished. I'm planning on taking my son in a few weeks (we are in Pittsburgh).

thanks.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Black Forest Trail question on 06/22/2013 21:07:47 MDT Print View

Sorry, didn't understand your question at first.

Somewhere between 1.5 and 2 miles from the parking area to the Naval Run trailhead (closer to 1.5 it seems from the map).

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Thanks Doug on 06/23/2013 10:51:24 MDT Print View

That's about what I figured. Appreciate the help Doug!