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Jenksville State Forest


Allison Hill
Loop

 

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This is a 4.1 mile loop utilizing different trails in Jenksville State Forest.  This loop is fairly easy with a total elevation gain/loss of just over 300 feet.  This loop begins at the large parking area just off dirt Allison Hill Road.  The hike has old stone walls, an old foundation ruins, some great old growth trees, a new growth forest and a great scenic view.

Look below for pictures, a video, topo map and trail description of this hike. 

Mile Elevation Allison Hill Loop Description
0.0 1577 ft

From the Allison Hill Road parking area, head toward the kiosk and turn left following Blue 1 Trail.

0.2 1587 ft

Yellow 1 Trail is on your left.  Continue straight ahead.

0.25 1604 ft

Blue 1 turns right.  Go straight on Blue 2 Trail.

0.4 1618 ft

Blue 4 on your right.  Continue straight.

0.5 1600 ft

Blue 5 on your right.  Continue on Blue 2 Trail.

0.6 1612 ft

M Junction.  Turn left on Yellow 2 Trail.

0.65 1587 ft

Continue straight.  Now on Yellow 1 Trail.

0.75 1576 ft

Pass through old stone wall.

0.95 1550 ft

V Junction.  Turn right on Yellow 3 Trail.

1.2 1537 ft

Trail turns left.

1.7 1459 ft

Yellow 1 Trail on right.  Continue on Yellow 3 Trail.

1.85 1446 ft

Ruins including old foundation walls.  Now hiking through new growth forest.

2.25 1391 ft

Trail turns left, now on Yellow 4 Trail.  Views past barb wire fence.  Careful not to follow ATV tracks off state lands!

2.7 1337 ft

Low point.  Trail turns left and begins to ascend next to a ravine.

3.05 1494 ft

W Junction.  Turn right on Yellow 1 Trail.  Area seems to be wet and muddy.

3.25 1550 ft

V Junction.  Turn right, continuing on Yellow 1 Trail.

3.5 1576 ft

Pass through old stone wall.

3.6 1587 ft

Veer right and continue on Yellow 1 Trail.

3.95 1587 ft

Reach Blue 1 Trail.  Go straight on Blue 1 Trail.

4.13 1577 ft

Reach parking area and the end of this loop hike.

 

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Hiking the Allison Hill Loop

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The trails are well marked

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Hiking thru a young forest

 

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