Minister Creek Recreation Area7 Votes
- Address: Clarendon, PA 16313, USA, 16347, United States
- Tags: Forest, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Nature, Landmarks, Parks
Located inside the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania, Minister Creek Recreation Area offers its visitors tents, campgrounds, RV parks, cabins and boat rentals. Minister Creek Recreation is said to have some of the best hiking trails in Western Pennsylvania and is frequented by many nature enthusiasts. There are multiple rock formations that crop making the hikes even more challenging. The forest is beautiful and if you are lucky, you can spot some local wildlife.
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Minister Creek Recreation Area Reviews & Ratings
We did the 6 and half trip,The north and south loops. And also the overlook. Its a lovely hike . I'd say for older kids as it is up and down and rocky. Nice places to camp to,but we haven't as of now. No bathrooms or water fill ups on the way. I believe the south is the one with plenty of creeks. There are bathrooms at paid camping area(no sinks). Lots of big rocks along path. Very pretty! Hope to go back sometime.oh follow the diamond or download map as there are tricky spots.
Great hike and a beautiful place to camp. Make sure to bring snacks/water! We've been coming here for years and there is nothing like it. The nature is untouched and filled with wonderful surprises. I would highly recommend this place to any nature lovers.
A very kind and beautiful afternoon hike. THIS IS NOT A HIKE TO ATTEMPT IN TENNIS SHOES. I used my Mendel hiking boots and noted that if I ever bring friends to this trail, I will advise them to use boots, not sneakers. The large rocks and sometimes steep terrain provide a friendly challenge with a great reward. The overlook is worth every minute of the hike. I completed the middle and lower loops of the trail. Next time I hike Minister Creek, I will definitely make time to complete the long loop!
Loved the hike. My wife and I hiked the North Loop on this first day of summer and really enjoyed the way the trail wends through the boulders. I feel it could use some more trail markers. If another hiker hadn't told us that it goes from silver diamond to a blue blaze, then back again, we may have missed a turn or two. And thank you to whomever used a sharpie on the silver diamond indicating a turn. The sign board was broken and missing.
Great trail, although it could definitely use some maintenance because many parts of the trail go far with no markers and it's very grown over in some sections. Despite not having markers in places the trail is easy to locate.