Located in the historic Wyoming Valley of northeastern Pennsylvania, the original Moc Loop, as it is familiarly known, is actually a system of four individual trails, comprising about 15 miles along the northern reach of Penobscot Mountain: the 2-mile Orange Loop; the 6-mile Brown Loop; the 8-mile Green Loop; and the 7-mile Blue Loop.

Although the trails vary in difficulty, all take hikers along an unimproved trail traversing the mountainside to its ridgetop, providing scenic overlooks of the Susquehanna River, surrounding mountains, and the small communities dotting the valley’s floor. In addition to the natural features, some areas also hold industrial ruins, harkening back to the former Glen Alden Coal Corporation’s mining of the area. While the trail system is open to hiking, biking, and horseback riding, some sections are best suited for foot traffic only.

It has been noted that the trail blazes can be difficult to follow, so please be sure to keep a copy of the trail map handy. You may print the version below, or take a photo of the kiosk available at the trailhead.

Photo by Nicole Karr

Parking and Trail Access

Parking and the system’s trailhead can be found off of Main Street in Mocanaqua.

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