Hike Oil Creek State Park Titusville Trail

this is a play it by ear venture :) I have never hiked this trail and want to do so, and tomorrow is supposed to be sunny, though cool. There are two places to start this trail from, apparently..we will start off Water St in Titusville off Rt 8. Google maps is where I am finding my directions "Oil Creek State Park Titusville Trail" We can decide a little place for lunch nearby afterwards.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I really liked the pictures Jen. I'm going to schedule this hike for my group the Social Amphibians in the very near future.

    May 21

    • Jennifer H.

      It was a wonderful place! so many things to explore down there..we will be planning a kayak trip....

      1 · May 21

    • A former member
      A former member

      When the rivers go down I'm really wanting to kayak the Conewango. Maybe the two groups can do an event togather someitme.

      May 22

  • Emilio R.

    Thanks Jen & Regina. Been there many times bike riding. Looking forward to more hikes and kayaking with the group, more fun when shared !!!

    1 · May 19

  • Regina

    Jen, " Thank You" for planning the hike. I had a great time, and glad I had a chance to see more of the trail since it's in my back-yard. I love it - and plenty of opportunity to hike other segments of the Trail. Did you find " Woods Doghouse" ?

    May 19

  • Michael G.

    Great place to do a lot more, thanks Jen & Regina

    1 · May 19

  • Jennifer H.

    lol..I am sure the problem has to do with my screw-up with the PM vs AM thing.....you should be able to post pics after 11 tonight..I tried to change it but it will not let me adjust it.. This Oil Creek trail is now one of my favorite spots!! loved the trail, thanks for all of your help, Regina :)

    1 · May 18

  • Emilio R.

    I've been trying to do the same. I noticed past events show a post option. I'm curious since this event has not ended (@ 11:00 PM), if that is the reason. I'll have to wait till tomorrow to find out. In the meantime, those of you who send pictures from your phone, where do you send them too? Is there an email address?

    1 · May 18

  • Mary B.

    I would post pictures but I can't find how to post them for this activity.

    May 18

    • Maureen A

      Mary I don't see the button for add pictures either. Too bad, as I was looking forward to seeing pictures

      May 18

  • Regina

    Jen, I was able to do some re-arranging, and I think I will be able to do the hike. I won't be able to stay for lunch. Angies directions are the start of the Gerard trail, there is a 5 mi. loop that takes you over Oil Creek via a swinging bridge. I have a map, and will bring that. Probably best to park at the bike trail then cross the bridge. I'll see you then.

    May 18

  • Jennifer H.

    Angie's directions look great, very specific! Let's meet there at 11am. Here is my number in case there are problems. [masked] Jen

    May 17

    • Mary B.

      I will do my best to navigate. I will let you know if I am going to be late. I don't want to hold anybody up. I printed out Angie's directions and the map. I SHOULD be good to go! :)

      May 18

  • Christine

    Hope to join you next time.

    May 18

  • Sally

    too short notice for me but I would like to do this some time.

    May 17

  • Christine Ballas K.

    I've run the 50Ks there three years in a row. You can start at Jersey Bridge parking lot and choose from the 5 mile loop or the 12 mile loop. Or if you head to the park office at Petroleum Center, there is a 16 mile loop. Best eatery that a lot of the trail runners hit up is Blue Canoe...enjoy, it's my fav place on earth...the trails, that is :-)

    May 17

    • Jennifer H.

      thank you so much for the helpful comments!

      May 17

  • Angie K.

    My favorite starting point is the east side of Oil Creek. From Rt. 8 in Titusville, head south and just past McD's turn left at the light. Follow the road to the park. Just after you go over the one-lane bridge bear slightly left over the RR track and immediately to your right is the trailhead. Not much parking there, only 2 or 3 cars. You may want to park in the bike trail lot just before going over the bridge

    May 17

    • Jennifer H.

      Thanks Angie, hope to see you again soon!

      May 17

    • Angie K.

      Yes, I saw a waterfall a little over 4 miles into the hike. I followed the Gerard Trail on the east side of Oil Creek, did not take the side trails that go off the main trail.

      May 17

  • Mary B.

    Is it possible to bring my dog? She will be on a leash and she has a dog's license. I might like to join you. If I can't bring my dog…that's okay too.

    May 17

    • Jennifer H.

      Hi Mary, since I am never sure how everyone feels about dogs, I am going to say probably not is the safer thing hope you can join us :)

      May 17

    • Mary B.

      Okay…I will be there!

      May 17

  • Vera

    Sounds like a great time, but I'm unable to join along. However, I highly recommend the Blue Canoe for lunch!

    May 17

  • Angie K.

    Sorry I can't join you. I'm already committed to a hike with the Erie Outing Club. I've hiked Oil Creek before - just last Sunday, in fact - and it's one of my favorite places to hike (and cycle). Hope you'll do it again. Have fun.

    1 · May 17

  • Regina

    Unfortunately, can't make it tomorrow, have plans, I'll make the next one. Have hiked only a few of the trails, I normally bike to Petroleum center and back. Have a Great time, yes the Blue Canoe is a good place, as is Perk Place. Blue Canoe is a micro-brewery.

    May 17

  • Emilio R.

    Was planing to ride my bike there tomorrow. May join you.

    May 17

  • Maureen A

    I follow Oil Creek State Park on FB. They just posted waterfall pictures. pioneer falls and Miller Falls. I think 2 separate falls

    May 17

  • Richard B.

    I'm not sure what you have planned. It is ~9.2 miles between the Drake Wellhead Museum and the Train Depot. There is either a paved trail running down below near the river or a trail up in the hills. A lot of bikers and walkers use that. My recommendation is to take the trail up in the hills. The entry to it isn't all that obvious on the Train Depot side of the trail. I think it is called the Gerard Mining Trail. Look for the small foot bridge about 8 feet long near the road on the way in. That is the best place to start on the trail from the Train Depot side of the trail. On the Drake Wellhead trail, from the parking lot, walk over to the farthest BBQ and table next to the river. That is the start. It will quickly cross over the paved trail and go up the hill. Have fun!

    May 17

  • Emilio R.

    You did mean 11:00 am right? or do we bring flashlights LOL

    May 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jennifer, I can't go because I'm already scheduled to ride the Justus bike trail tomorrow but thought I'd leave you this note. The parking area is on the right just before you cross the Oil Creek steel bridge. you'll have to look at the trail map because the entrance is easy to miss off the bike trail.

    May 17

  • Regina

    Hi Jen, thought we were going to plan this for June ?. What trail are you doing ? Not familiar w/ all trails as there are many, and many entrance points. The Gerard trail starts down by Drake Well Park, not sure about the Water St. location. The Bike trail is nearby, maybe thats Water St ?

    May 17

    • Jennifer H.

      I honestly dont know Regina, only looking at google map directions.....we can plan again in June though I have 2 saturdays filled with grad parties now..just got restless going to the same spot so thought I would give it a try..should we meet elsewhere??

      May 17

  • Richard B.

    Sorry I won't be around.

    Check out Wildcat Hollow. That is where the term "Wildcatter" originated. There should be a sign post across from the train depot which explains it. Those who drilled for oil in unproven areas, e.g. wild cat hollow, they use to mount wild cats on the top of their rig for good luck. Hence, Wildcat Hollow and the term wildcatter.

    May 17

  • Maureen A

    Have fun...I hope I can go next time.

    May 17

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