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Topic: Fred Woods Trail, A must-hike in Northcentral PA< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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http://endlessmountains.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/fred-woods-trail/

My journey continued on to the isolated Fred Woods Trail.  This dayhike is known for its views and amazing rock outcrops.  It is a very easy, but very enjoyable trail.  The trailhead is isolated, but when I arrived, the small parking area was full.

The trail follows the rim of the plateau, and the steepness of the terrain was shocking from the flat hiking on top.  There would be countless views in the winter.  The views that do exist overlook the towering plateaus and deep valleys.  The Huckleberry Vista was particularly nice, with a narrow gorge to the west.

The highlight are the rocks; do not miss the Rocks Trail.  Amazing place with a chasm you hike into.  Tree roots sprawled and twisted over the rock.  Even a small cave.  Kids would love the rock area.

This is a wonderful trail that is a pleasure to hike.

Beautiful view

Leaning tree

Entering the chasm

Water Plug Vista
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Those are some really nice shots. The rocks look great. Someone recommended this place to me, but I hadn't seen any good pictures until now. Needs to go on the list!

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I'll have to check that out, it's not far from one of my current projects.

Possibly one reason GaliWalker hasn't seen good pictures of certain areas yet is he hasn't been there to take them. :)

For instance, I've never seen or taken good pictures of the 1 km running south of the Haunted Vista on Mid State Trail Section 17, it's close to Route 287 between Wellsboro and Morris. Since the 2006 report on the PAHikes web site the trail's gotten better established and also a side trail through the rocks (actually under the main trail) has opened. Plus that's in proximity to all the waterfalls of Tioga County.
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I have researched this since you posted it.  Very nice looking place.  I hope to see it myself in person sometime soon.

Nice TR and pics.


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That's one of those places I want to go save for how far away it is, especially for the rock mazes.  But one of these days...

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That is beautiful indeed.  You got some really nice pictures out of it.

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I managed to stop there earlier this week. Very easy trail to the rocks, there's more soil between the rocks and the rocks are a bit higher than the nearest analogue site I could think of (either side of Clay Mine Rd on Section 17 of MST). The Backpacker GPS Trails PRO app seems to have cooperated on this trip so I posted a link in the "Leg-stretcher hikes" thread.
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