R.B. Winter State Park - Trail Running
This trail run loop packs it all in with singletrack and technical sections alternating with soft pine needle, moss, and grass. Throw in a little dirt road running and some moderate elevation changes and you have a nice mix that keeps you focused and challenged while you enjoy the woods.
You can make this a 4 mile out and back if you turn around at the Yankee Run Trail intersection at the 2 mile mark.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Except for a short intense push uphill, elevation changes are gradual and minimal, and technical sections short and forgiving.
Time To Complete
Total run is just over 5 miles. Multiple trail options connect off this run for future adventures.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
Unless the snow gets deep or it is icy you can use this trail almost year round. Watch your footing after the late autumn leaf drop covers the rocks on the trail. The first 2 miles of this loop is part of the Dam Half and Dam Full Trophy Series Trail Race in the fall. Late spring when the mountain laurel is out and fall when the colors light up the woods is spectacular.
State Parks in Pennsylvania require dogs on leashes 6 feet or less. Pets on State Forest land are permitted as long as they are " kept under control and attended at all times." This trail run starts on State Park land and after a half mile you will be in the Bald Eagle State Forest until the finish.