Minister Creek Trail

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Minister Creek Trail is a 8.5 mile loop trail located near Sheffield, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for camping & hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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nick Oboczky (90)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great trail done it many times always have a good time. I took my two kids this time for there first backpacking trip and they loved it there a lot of large rock formations that kids and adults can enjoy. There is just one small issue a lot of the trail markers are missing which would make for a tuff winter hike but in the summer most can figure it out. The North country trail sign is broken off an is missing so bring a map and compass and you should be fine. Have fun!

Ryan Passmore (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing views, giant bedrock to climb, nice stream and great camping. I've hiked this about a dozen times and will continue to go back. Perfect for a long day hike or a night of camping

Amber Marsh (113)

2 Completed1 Reviews

I hiked the north loop starting at the south loop connector. Beautiful trail and easy to follow. Grey diamonds are spread out perfectly. Some tricky spots are marked with pink tape. On the North Country portion follow the blue blaze. After the last bridge (not on the map) keep your eyes peeled for the grey diamond.

Gene Eminhizer (204)

3 Completed3 Reviews

have hiked this trail many times. I have loved every minute of it. it's a beautiful scenic trail and it gives a decent challenge no matter what the weather is. the camping area is near the parking lot and there are several campsites at the back end of the trail. most are near the trail some are a little off the map but will worth the exploration to find them. have always seen wildlife there dear one or two bears, lots of raccoons, squirrels, opossums, chipmunks, and tons of birds. I have like this trail no less than 2 times a year every year since the late eighty's and it never gets old.

Darcy Shinew (202)

8 Completed1 Reviews

Brian Earley (61)

17 Completed1 Reviews

This is an incredible trail! Some steep climbs but not too hard overall. Tremendous beauty among giant boulders and a lovely overlook. There is a short loop that had kids on it, but I hiked the long loop, which I would not take kids on. The overlook, however, is on the short loop, so kids could easily do this. My favorite trail!

Wes Rowden (893)

18 Completed17 Reviews

This is an all around great trail. Maintained well but still natural a lot of everything. Great creekside spots for lunch. Rocks for climbing. A fantastic overlook with no cell towers in the view. Some tuff climbs, but not too bad. A great day or overnight hike.

Rachel Mazzola (88)

2 Completed2 Reviews

This was my first time to Allegheny and I absolutely loved this trail. Had a little bit of everything. We ended at the overlook which was worth the entire hike beforehand. Highly recommend this trail!

Jose Batista (191)

4 Completed3 Reviews

The trail was awesome. When I went- it was rainy and foggy but that added to the beauty of Mother Nature. The Minister Creek Overlook is nice and a peaceful rest point. The hike itself was calming. I will be hiking it again in the Summer of 2014.

Hilde Karpawich (821)

11 Completed4 Reviews

Lovely day hike. A little flat but nice views. We cut across the loop and I do NOT suggest it, there are plenty of stinging plants (nettle maybe?) that fight back. The trail that leads down to the creek in the middle of the loop provides a great camping area with premade firepits. The bouldery cliffs near the overlook are fantastic! Definitely recommend this hike.

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