Trexler Nature Preserve

Trexler Nature Preserve

View from the Elk Viewing Trail in Trexler Nature Preserve - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff View from the Elk Viewing Trail in Trexler Nature Preserve - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff

Follow a network of trails over the rolling hills of Pennsylvania from deep ravines up to panoramic views on hilltop meadows with elk and bison encounters along the way.

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From the parking lot follow the gravel road beyond the gates towards the Trexler Environmental Center, the contemporary building directly ahead.  Make note of the red-blazed Trexler Border Trail as it crosses over - this is where the hike will start.  All of the trails in the preserve are marked with colored triangles, sometimes double triangles to distinguish different trails using the same...

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July 05, 2018
5
A+ Would Recommend
Decided to the roll the dice last weekend and make the 2+ hour drive to PA for this hike, and boy was it worth it! Trexler offers some of the most breathtaking views imaginable; from start to finish. Each time I stashed my camera I found myself stopping to pull it back out and snap another picture. A word to the wise: bring plenty of water sunscreen. You're exposed for about 60% of the trek. Also, there are a few sections that help Trexler earn that "moderate to strenuous rating" (I'm looking at you, white-blazed Fireman's Trail). Lastly, I recommend not skipping the half mile road walk to see the bison. You'll be pretty tuckered out by the time you get to them, but well worth it.
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