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!

Trail Reroute on Allegheny Front

Due to ongoing Gas Well excavation activity on the Allegheny Front, the LT has been rerouted not far after the vista at Mile 3.03 and near the beginning of the Pete's Hollow descent at Mile 3.83.  This reroute is permanent, and it will slightly change the total Trail mileage, including the Mile Markers.  The Map image and link below show the new route. (Future LT Guides and MAP 1 will document and show this updated Trail change.).  As always recommended, follow the Red-lettered, Yellow LT Blazes and not the original LT Guide text, during this reroute.

The solid orange line, in the image below from LT Guide Map 1, approximates the new route.  To view and/or print a supplement to pp. 11-12 of the LT Guide and Map 1, use the following link: Guide Supplement - Reroute Allegheny Front

Solid Line is reroute:

Reroute Allegheny Front

Gas Well and Pipeline Activity on Allegheny Front

In addition to the above-mentioned Trail reroute, due to Gas Well activity, a few other waypoints should be noted as having some potential hiking disruption:

  1. At roughly Mile 1.3, the LT crosses a wide clearing that is for water pipes coming up from the Loyalsock Creek.
  2. At roughly Mile 1.8, the LT, which is going uphilll on Bryan Hay Trail, crosses a new gas road where Forest had previously existed.  Gas traffic can possibly pass through here.
  3. At roughly Mile 3.41, the LT crosses the above-mentioned gas road again, this time going downhill.  Also, be aware of gas traffic.  This area has also been a trouble spot for Hikers, because of ditches. Eventually, pipes will be all buried, and traffic should become Hikers' main alert.

You may encounter mud and some Trail disturbance, while the Trail and Forest recover.

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

Be safe and enjoy your hike.

The Alpine Club of Williamsport


Reporting Storm or Other Trail Damage or Issues

Please report any Storm Damage here

20th Edition of Loyalsock Trail Guide & Maps

The most recent Edition of our LT Guide and Maps is the 20th Edition.  We recommend using this most recent Edition, if you are doing any longer-term hikes, especially thru hikes.  Although the geographic and physical itinerary of the LT has not changed significantly, 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

Current Alerts

Additional Trail Alerts Info

Standing Alerts

NO FIRES are permitted anywhere on the LT from March 1 to May 25 and at other times when the fire danger is posted as High, Very High or Extremely High.  This fire alert applies to the entire Loyalsock Forest and not just the LT.

NO FIRES are permitted in the Haystacks Area at any time.

You should carry a backpack stove.

Blazes used on the Loyalsock Trail


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.


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!