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Pennsylvania: Bridle Trail
Posted on Wednesday, May 17 @ 07:00:00 CDT by iljiana

Horse Camping & Trails Loyalsock State Forest (formerly the Wyoming SF)

The Bridle Trail consists of two 25-mile loops, each beinning and ending at the trailhead along Double Run Road (SR 3009). The trailhead contains a small shelter, latrines, tie rails and parking areas.

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Trail Information Guide

Access - The Bridle Trail begins at the trailhead along Double Run Road. From Eagles Mere in Sullivan County, follow Rt. 42 West for 1.5 miles, then turn right onto SR 3009 (Double Run Road). The parking area will be a little over two miles on the right. The trail head is located at the center of two 25-mile loops, the East Loop and the West Loop. During the winter months, the trailhead is utilized by both snow-mobilers and cross-country skiers. The year-round use of this area means everyone must exercise good judgement, common courtesy and concern for the trail's environment.

Camping - Camping with horses along the trail system is permitted. Camping with trailers is only permitted at the Trailhead located along State Route 3009(Double Run Rd.). Camping permits must be acquired prior to your stay, and are issued free of charge at the following location:

Hillsgrove Forest Headquarters
Dry Run State Forest Rd.
PO Box 75
Hillsgrove, PA 18619-0075
(570) 924-3501

Please allow several days if permits are mailed.

General Information

  • The trail is marked with markers depicting a white picture of a horse and rider on a brown triangle, as well as orarge blazes.
  • You must pack in potable water.
  • Keep privies at least 200 feet from water.
  • Please check the map, the Loyalsock Trail is not open to horses.
  • Keep horses away from wet areas.
  • Keep horses away from trees when tied.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited
  • Camp at least 100 feet from any stream or water source.
  • No campfires are permitted when the wildfire danger is high.
  • Remember, leave only hoofprints. Pack out all trash.

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