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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!

Summer 2022 Trail Runs Alert

This Summer will feature 3 Trail Runs on the Loyalsock Trail.  For your safety and the safety of all Trail Runners, all hikers need to be aware of the dates of those Runs and the general segments of the LT which will be affected on the respective dates.  Trail runners are required to be aware of and to respect the presence of all hikers, and hikers are recommended to allow right-of-way to trail runners. Note the following:

  1. On Saturday June 4, between 5:00am and Midnight, the LT will welcome the Worlds End Ultra Trail Runs.  These consists of 50K and 100K Trail Runs, which begin and end at Worlds End State Park.  The Runs traverse through many of that area's hiking trails, logging roads, horse trails, etc. and the Trail Runs intersect with some segments of the Loyalsock Trail between Mile 22.08 (Brunnerdale Road) and Mile 53.32 (the Iron Bridge), additionally including the entire Red-X Link Trail.  For more detail, review the following course maps: 50K Map  100K Map
  2. On Saturday June 11, between 9:00am and approximately 11:00am, the LT welcomes the Smith Knob Scramble.  This is a short 8 mile Run, which starts at Camp Conley and intersects segments of the LT between Mile 6.24 and  Mile 9.10, additionally including the entire Red-X Smith Knob Bypass Trail.  For more detail, note the following link, with the course map: 2022 Smith Knob Scramble
  3. On Saturday September 24, between 10:00am and 3:00pm, the LT welcomes the Worlds End Fall Classic.  This is a Half Marathon Race which explores various Trails within the Worlds End State Park and it intersects segments of the LT between Mile 42.77 and Mile 47.24, including parts of the Red-X Link Trail.  For more detail, note the following course map: Worlds End Classic Map.

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!