Mocanaqua Trail

County: Luzerne CountyMocanaqua Trail

Length:  Four individual looping trails that together compromise about 15 miles

Trail Surface: Varying, unimproved

Activities: Hiking

Description:  

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.

Parking and Trail Access:

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

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Information courtesy of Earth Conservancy

Photo courtesy of Nicole Karr