Quebec Run Wild Area West Trailhead, State Route 2001,, GIBBON GLADE, PA
Explore the wild by joining Eliza in a moderate 10 mile hike in Pennsylvania’s Quebec Run Wild
Area. A short 35 minutes away from Morgantown, Quebec Run has a wonderfully developed
system of trails along the eastern slope of the Chestnut Ridge.
Hike Description/Terrain: Meet at the Quebec Run Wild Area West Trailhead at 8:45AM. Our 5
hour long hike will take us from the top of the Chestnut Ridge into the valley of Mill Run and
back. There are steep and rocky sections throughout, but also level and soft sections. It is a
great variety! We will stop for a lunch break along beautiful Mill Run, with the optional
opportunity of exploring historic mill ruins.
Distance/Duration: Around 10 miles; approximately 5 hours. We will hike at a moderate pace,
pausing at the top of hills and at trail junctions to make sure that no one is left behind. Due to
the distance and difficulty of the trail, this hike is rated as Moderate (level 5 of 10, with 1 being
the easiest and 10 being the hardest). No beginners, no kids, some teens, hiking footwear/attire
required, water/snacks required.
Meeting Time: We will meet at 8:45AM and begin hiking at 9AM.
Dress/Weather: Please dress for the weather. This hike will be cancelled due to snow or
dangerous winter road conditions. Please check the Meetup Group Event Page or your email for
Directions to West Trailhead (bypassing tolls): Taking 1-68E, take exit 10 toward WV-857/Cheat
Lake/Fairchance Road. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto WV-43N. Continue on PA-43N.
Take the exit toward Gans Road. Turn right onto Gans Road. Turn left onto PA-857N. Continue
3.4 miles. In Haydentown, turn right onto Conn Road/Mud Pike Rd. Continue 4 miles. Sharp
Right onto Skyline Drive. Destination will be on the left in 2 miles.
Address (enter into Google Maps): Quebec Run Wild Area West Trailhead, State Route 2001,
Gibbon Glade, PA 15440.
Carpool: If anyone is interested in carpooling from Pierpoint Centre in Morgantown, please let
us know when you RSVP for this hike. We will leave Pierpoint Centre (near Pier 1) promptly at
8:05AM. The address for Pier 1 is 750 Venture Dr, Morgantown, WV 26508.