Archer's Fork Loop Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Hikers on natural bridge

This 14-mile loop trail may be the most scenic area on the entire Wayne National Forest. This rugged loop trail includes the Irish Run Natural Bridge, a rockshelter, and some outstanding scenery.

The trail is open to mountain bike use from mid-April through mid-December each year.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Open 24 hours a day year-round to hiking.
  • Open to mountain bikes during open season.
  • Day and night riding (with lights) is permitted.
Fees No fees required.

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Day Hiking

Though long for a day hike, this is a beautiful trail, and those who walk briskly might enjoy this scenic loop trail.

Fees: free


Backpacking on this outstanding trail is a treat for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.

Fees: free
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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