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North Country Trail in Pennsylvania
Allegheny National Forest

PA 666 to
Minister Road

Upper Sheriff Run


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This 10.2 mile section of the North Country Trail features the Hunter's Station Shelter near Upper Sheriff Run.  This Adirondack type shelter was built in 2006.  In the area near Pell Run you'll find evidence of the oil industry that once was here.

This section begins on PA 666 at the Henry Mills Bridge.  The trail leaves the road and immediately ascends along Messenger Run.  The trail drops briefly toward Pell Run.  The trail descends into Upper Sheriff Run and then ascends along Upper Sheriff Run.  The NCT crosses Forest Road 179 where there is parking for just a few cars.

The trail now descends steeply to cross Lower Sheriff Run and then ascends.  The trail crosses Fools Run before reaching Minister Road and the end of this section of the NCT.

We suggest these National Geographic Trail Maps in helping prepare your adventure in Allegheny National Forest:

Allegheny National Forest South (Trails Illustrated Map)

Allegheny National Forest North (Trails Illustrated Map)

North Country Trail at Minister Road

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