Old Loggers Path

OLP History

The Old Loggers Path Trail was planned by Tiadaghton District Forester and longtime Alpine Club Member John Eastlake, in the late 1970's. District Foresters maintained it for twenty years with the help of local volunteers.  Around the year 2000, the districts changed boundaries and the OLP was moved to the Loyalsock State Forest.  Around year 2000, Keystone Trails Association (KTA) stepped in and maintained it for about 15 years.
In 2023, the Alpine Club of Williamsport (ACW) adopted the Mission of maintaining the OLP, after two years of restoration work by ACW members.
The trail has six vistas, three waterfalls, two lean-tos, and the Trailhead is located in a ghost town. It follows old logging many Railroad grades.

OLP Guides and Maps

Pennsylvania Forestry offers a nice free Map of the OLP, which can be downloaded and printed through the following DCNR link: OLP Free Map

ALERT: Due to a major flash rainstorm in October 2016, a short segment re-route was implemented and documented.  The above Map link already includes that reroute.  However, if you are using an older pre-2017 OLP Map from ANY Map source, including the Maps listed below from KTA Bookstore, you should print and review the following reroute Map: OLP Short Segment Reroute Map

A packable Guide and Map to the OLP and an OLP Patch are available for purchase from the Keystone Trails Association (KTA), through their online Bookstore at the following link: KTA Store

Purple Lizard Maps also publishes a Map of Loyalsock State Forest, which includes the OLP.  That Map is also available at the KTA online Bookstore: KTA Store

Other OLP Info Links

Old Loggers Path: One of the Finest Backpacking Loops in Pennsylvania - Purple Lizard Maps

Old Loggers Path (kta-hike.org)

old loggers path - Search Images (bing.com)