Narrow passage on the Catfish Loop Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Narrow passage on the Catfish Loop Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike traverses a remote area of the park, reaching an interesting rock formation with broad west-facing views and passing many old stone walls.

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This hike follows the 4.9-mile-long Catfish Loop Trail, which loops around the southwest corner of Fahnestock State Park. 

On the west side of Dennytown Road, just south of the parking area, you will see a sign for the Catfish Loop Trail. Head west into the woods on the white-blazed Appalachian Trail. In a short distance, you’ll reach an intersection with the red-blazed Catfish Loop...

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Trip Reports

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September 19, 2016
The directions/notes for the hike should read that after your turn onto Dennytown Road, continue until you reach the second dirt parking on the left, the one with the large kiosk.
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June 22, 2016
Did this hike on Monday and it was peaceful and easy to follow. Can't say anything bad about this hike!
Laurie's picture
October 18, 2015
I've done many hikes, but this one was one of the most peaceful that I have done in a while.
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