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Explore the Wild - Quebec Run Wild Area

  • QUEBEC RUN WILD AREA

    Quebec Run Wild Area West Trailhead, State Route 2001,, GIBBON GLADE, PA (map)

    39.739693 -79.716980

  • 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
    updates.
    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.

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