Fall Foliage Rocks to Rock Hike-11 miles
Saturday, October 22 from 9:00-2:30
- 30 US dollars$30
- Forbes State Forest, near Ligonier
About the Adventure
Activity Level 3: Vigorous Location: Laurel Summit, Cook Township PA Guide: Lindsay This is a fantastic hike! Located atop Laurel Mountain in Forbes State Forest, we'll hike for 11 miles to various points of interest. We'll hike through huge patches of Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel, past vast fields of ferns, and underneath the Hemlocks. We'll stop at Wolf Rocks and take in the 180 degree views looking Northwest toward Ligonier and Southwest toward Donegal. The Autumn colors will be magnificent! We'll have a snack and rest on the rocks for a bit before continuing on to Spruce Flats, a high elevation bog. We'll take in the views of this vast, windswept space. We'll continue on to Beam Rock Overlook, one of the most scenic mountain vistas in the Laurel Highlands. We'll look westward over the treetops toward Somerset, the LHHT trail just below us. Lastly, we'll hike through an area with huge boulders and interesting rock features. The trails are relatively flat, however there are many rocks and exposed roots so mindful footing is important. Hiking shoes with good tread and trekking poles are recommended. This day hike is limited to 15 people so please sign up as soon as you are able to commit. Total distance is 11 miles. Elevation gain is 570 feet. There is an option to bail out at mile 7. This requires positioning your car at an alternative parking area with a 5 minute ride in my vehicle, arriving at 8:30.cation:
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