Tucquan Glen Loop

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Family and dog-friendly loop hike mostly along a beautiful stream

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Joshua S. (38)

We had a fantastic time, even with some hiking-reluctant kids in tow. The stream, as well as all the rocks and logs to climb on, quickly won them over. Not overly challenging, but enough work to keep it interesting. Beautiful place.

Kevin F (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed the hike. Plenty of spots to stop along the creek and let the dogs run and take some nice pictures.

My buddy had his 6 month old son in a chest carrier, that was probably a little aggressive for this trail.

Can't wait to get back again.

Annie Frazier (328)

5 Completed4 Reviews

Loved this hike! Bring your swimsuits and be ready for lots of water crossings! A group of 7 of us came here for this hike over the weekend. The blue and yellow trails meander along the creek, with plenty of spots for hopping in to cool down, and beautiful rock waterfall formations along the way.

The trail is pretty rocky and narrow at spots, but we saw plenty of kids out and about. It wasn't completely easy-mode but it wasn't majorly challenging either (perfect for a sunday hike after a night of camping and imbibing). A beautiful opening out onto the Susquehanna is your prize at the end of the trail.

The only challenge about this spot is the tiny parking lot. But overall, that led to a less crowded-than-expected trail. Be warned that they do tow along the road!

Justin S. (36)

Our family hiked this one today, very scenic and the kids (daughter 9, son 12 and golden retriever) had a blast! The car ride over from Columbia was scenic too. Start with the blue trail and had down to the R/R tracks, then cross the small R/R bridge and had back up the yellow trail - keeping the creek to your right. We stopped for lunch and every now and then for the dog to play in the creek.

Sam Gonce (269)

6 Completed1 Reviews

What can I say what a Amazing trail! My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our first hike on this trail. We stopped for pictures a lot and met quite a few nice people and their dogs even on this cold late fall day. The Hike was fairly easy, a lot of blown down trees altered the trail in spots but nothing that drastic. We will have to come back during the Spring/Summer to enjoy this trail and all it has to offer.

Randy Witt (188)

2 Completed2 Reviews

My wife and I brought our beagle on our first hike at Tucquan Glen. This quickly became our favorite hike. We followed the blue trail down the left, or south side. There are a few places where the trail gets a little tough but those spots are short. We saw a lot of other dogs enjoying the beautiful day but too bad some owners are not very responsible in cleaning up after their dog. At the railroad bridge at the river the trail loops back up the north side of the creek. The trail becomes yellow/blue. Our GPS measured the loop at 2.34 miles and two hours. We did stop for pictures frequently and chatted for awhile with other hikers. We will absolutely return to this beautiful trail.

Amanda W. (45)

Beautiful fun and fairly easy hike. Very scenic with easy to follow, clearly marked trails!

Dave Kerwood (73)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome trail, a lot of fun and contains varied conditions. **BEWARE** copperhead snakes found on this trail. We found encountered them in the brush, leafy areas. Just a tip. Be safe!

Dave Hollis (127)

3 Completed1 Reviews

This place was AMAZING. With so many great visuals in terms of scenery (rock formations, waterfalls, forest foliage), this hike has clearly been a new favorite. Very photographic and physically challenging…. LOVE it!!

Jason Didden (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

One of our favorite hikes. The stream keeps the kids interested and it's a perfect length for our 6 and 8 yo's. They wear bathing suits and water shoes and "hike the stream."