Old Bulldozer Trail (RGSP)

  • American Chestnut leaves lit up in Ricketts Glen State Park.

Hiking

Dogs Yes

Equestrians

Bird Watching

Fall Foliage

5.8 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~850 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Pennsylvania

Old Bulldozer Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Ricketts Glen State Park near Scranton, Pennsylvania. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly, but your furry kids have to be on leash. The park says "with its unique name (once used by a bulldozer to get to the top of the mountain to build the park), comes quite an elevation change. Accessed from the parking lot on PA 118, this trail is used by hikers and snowmobilers to access Mountain Springs Trail. Although most of the trail is easy to moderate hiking, a short section just up from the bottom is very steep." Ricketts Glen State Park makes a great snowshoeing and cross country skiing destination in the winter. There is camping available in Ricketts Glen State Park.

Red Tape

Entrance Free, Camping Fees
Contact: Ricketts Glen State Park 695 State Route 487 Benton, PA 17814

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