The Minister Creek Trail takes you through the Allegheny National Forest, passing house-sized boulders, on old railroad tracks, alongside un-bridged tributaries, to the Minister Valley Overlook.
“This 10.8 kilometer (6.6 mile) trail begins at the Minister Creek Campground and forms a loop through the Minister Creek Undeveloped Area north of SR 666. The trail is marked with gray diamonds. Watch the informational signs…this trail offers challenges to a wide range of skill levels as it climbs to the plateau within the Minister Creek Undeveloped Area.
“The Minister Creek Trail joins the North Country National Scenic Trail (marked with blue diamonds) along the most northerly segment. The North Country National Scenic Trail then continues and the Minister Creek Trail turns south back towards the campground. Fishing for small native brook trout can be done in Minister Creek. Enjoy the wildlife viewing as you hike. The vegetation found in the Minister Creek Area supports wildlife typically associated with older trees and decaying vegetation.
“Part of the Minister Creek Trail is located on old railroad grades used in early logging efforts. Camp overnight as you enjoy the Minister Creek Trail or make a leisurely day trip through the Minister Creek Undeveloped Area.” Source: USDA Forest Service