Chuck Keiper Trail, East Loop

#1 of 2 trails in Sproul State Forest
Chuck Keiper Trail, East Loop is a 9.4 mile loop trail located near Beech Creek, PA and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible from March until November.

9.4 miles 1115 feet Loop
camping hiking nature trips
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The trail is named for Charles F. Keiper who was the District Wildlife Conservation Officer for Western Clinton County from 1951 until his death in 1973. Chuck Keiper was a dedicated conservationist and wildlife law enforcement officer.

joel ryan
9 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Took my two sons for their first time. Tough climbs, great campsites, sufficient water supply, all around good trail. Great experience. Will be back, again and again.

jonathan barrett
2 years ago

14 Completed13 Reviews

I've completed this trail three times. Two of them with snow (3-10 inches) and one in the spring. Every time we hiked it we went counter-clockwise. The last time was in the spring of 2011 and the trail was in dire need of maintenance. There were multiple places with severe blow down. We camp our first night at Cranberry Run. It is a great campsite under pine trees and next to a stream. The second night we spent it at the dry campsite after Pete's Run road. This is a very strenuous hike. Be sure to check out the small water fall in the last hollow after you cross 144.

Peter Horstman
5 years ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

Good trail. Lots and lots off rocks. nice camp stops

Mark Clapps
5 years ago

7 Completed11 Reviews

nice hike, completed almost both loops. 4 nites. Rocks on top of rocks. Saw my first fox. Cranberry swamp was cool. the colors in the fall were amazing.