by Dick Martin, Pennsylvania Forest Coalition Coordinator
Access to the Old Loggers Path (OLP) in Loyalsock State Forest, Lycoming County, is difficult because of many road closures from last year’s flooding. The flooding was caused by more than 8 inches of rain in about a 6-hour period that washed out some roads and bridges.
The present problem is not water but erosion. Some roadbeds were severed by 5- to 15-foot-deep channels. Some will not be rebuilt.
Pleasant Stream Road, Mill Creek Road, and Big Hollow Road are closed. Masten Road is closed from the quarry down to Masten as of this writing.
See the road-closures map at
If you belong to a trail club, consider scheduling a work trip to repair the damage to the OLP. The Bureau of Forestry has relocated the most difficult section at mile 16.84, where the OLP crosses Pleasant Stream. Please coordinate with the Bureau of Forestry to find other critical areas. This trail needs your help.