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The Alpine Club of Williamsport, PA, organized in 1953, maintains the 59.21 mile Loyalsock Trail (LT) and has trail care hikes and other outings.  Hike offerings will appear on the Activity Schedule page of this web site.  Alpine Club membership is open to anyone over the age of 18.

The Alpine Club invites you to hike the Loyalsock Trail in hopes that you will enjoy, explore, and protect the wild lands and places of natural beauty!

Hunting Season Alert

Although there is some hunting and/or trapping allowed virtually every day of the year in Pennsylvania, large game hunting has the most potentially consequential affect on hiking the LT.  Big Game Hunting begins with Archery Season in October and lasts through early January.  Please check the following PA Game Commission Website link, for the Rules, Regulations and Hunting Season Dates, which may affect your day or multi-day hikes on the LT.

For the safety of ALL Hunters and Hikers, everyone needs to wear the required Flourescent Orange clothing.  Following are guidelines: Flourescent Orange Requirements.

 

Latest COVID-19 coronavirus DCNR Media Statement from the State of Pennsylvania

Please note the most recent announcement from the State of PA re: measures for State Parks and Forest Programs:

DCNR's current Alert Details for outdoor recreation can be found at this website:  https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Pages/AlertDetails.aspx.

Reporting Storm or Other Trail Damage or Issues

Please report any Storm Damage here

New 20th Edition of Loyalsock Trail Guide & Maps!!

We are most happy to announce the new 20th Edition of our LT Guide and Maps.  Although the geographic and physical itinerary of the LT has not changed, there have been some residually minor corrections to mileage and altitude, and the beginning Table of Contents has gone through some reorganization.  The biggest change is that the Guide is now spiral-bound, with a plastic flip spiral at the top.  This makes it much easier to more permanently move through pages of the Guide, as you navigate across the Trail.  To order the new Guide from its various sales sources, please visit or Order Guides webpage: Order 20th Edition

Gas Well and Pipeline Activity on Allegheny Front

The following Caution currently affects only Gas and Pipeline activity in the first segment of the LT.  This Caution will be posted at the Western Terminus of the LT -- Mile 0.00 -- and at the bottom of Pete's Path -- around Mile 4.75.

CAUTION:   Gas Company Construction on the Loyalsock Trail Ahead

The ALPINE Club of Williamsport has recently been informed that a gas company (PGE) will construct a road and buried water line across the Trail on the plateau ahead.  The exact date and location of the work is still unknown.

The construction will affect the Loyalsock Trail at the 2 following locations:

  • Between LT Miles 1.4 and 1.5 the construction will cross the LT at a right angle.
  • Between LT Miles 3.38 and 3.60 the construction will cross the LT but where and how it will cross remains unknown.

You may encounter an open 3 foot deep ditch.

Remember, trucks and equipment always have the right of way.

Be safe and enjoy your hike.

The Alpine Club of Williamsport.

Current Alerts

Additional Trail Alerts Info

Standing Alerts

NO FIRES are permitted anywhere on the LT from March 1 to May 25, from October 1 to December 1, and at other times when the fire danger is posted as High, Very High or Extremely High.

NO FIRES are permitted in the Haystacks Area at anytime.

Blazes used on the Loyalsock Trail


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The LT is blazed with yellow disks having red LT letters in the center. Double blazes warn of an upcoming change in direction of the trail.


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Still visible are old 2" X 6" rectangular yellow paint blazes with a 1" horizontal red stripe. Turns were marked with a yellow directional arrow.

Trail Guides

To purchase full Guide with directions, maps and additional info, go to:  Loyalsock Trail Guides.  It is recommended that you use the most current (20th) edition.

Loyalsock Trail
Alpine Club of Williamsport

The Alpine Club invites you to hike the Loyalsock Trail in hopes that you will enjoy, explore, and protect the wild lands and places of natural beauty!