Little Drummer Trailhead (Hiking)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trailhead is located eight miles west of Ridgway, PA along Township Road 307. Facilities include: hardened parking area, vault toilet and informational/interpretive signing. This trailhead accesses the Little Drummer Historical Pathway, a short 1-mile loop and a 2.1-mile loop through a managed wildlife area.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This trail will open on May 27, 2016 at 0800. Please don't ride on the trail before then, as you could be ticketed.
Fees No fee
Permit Info: No permit required.
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Restrictions: The trail is clearly marked with off-white diamond-shaped markers on trees, or with decals on brown plastic posts. Walk-in camping is permitted along the trail. Campfires are permitted as long as they are maintained in a fire ring and are fully extinguished upon departing. Return the site to its natural appearance. Forest Supervisor Closure Orders prohibit the use of mountain bikes and saddle, pack or draft animals. Be aware that this area is used heavily in the late fall and spring by hunters. It is a good idea to wear bright fluorescent colored clothing if hiking during these time periods.
Closest Towns: Ridgway, Pa
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: This trailhead parking lot is located eight miles west of Ridgway, PA on Township Road 307.



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Day Hiking

The short loop of the Little Drummer Historical Pathway leads to Cole Run Pond and then returns to the parking lot. The longer loop goes all the way around Cole Run Pond, and you can return on one of the legs of the smaller loop. Plan an hour's walk if you do the short loop. Plan 3-4 hours if you do the long loop. Wear rubber-bottomed boots if you hike the long loop.
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted if maintained in a fire ring, and completely extinguished.
Difficulty Level: Easy


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Nature Viewing

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Winter Sports

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