The Golden Eagle Trail is an 8.9 mile circuit trail located in the Pine Creek region of Lycoming County. The trail head is about 4 miles north of Cammal at the mouth of Bonnel Run. It has been moved from its previous location to accomodate the Rails to Trails trail thru Pine Creek Canyon.
The Golden Eagle Trail was constructed by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry and the Waterdale (Williamsport) Youth Group. Because of the rugged topography, loctions for overnight camping along the trail are extremely limited. For this reason, OVERNIGHT CAMPING IS NOT PERMITTED ALONG THE GOLDEN EAGLE TRAIL.
The trail is marked with orange blazes, and features vistas overlooking Pine Creek Gorge as well as interesting rock formations and remnants of old logging camps.
The trailhead for the Golden Eagle Trail is located on route PA414. It can be reached, coming from the south, by taking route PA44 north at the intersection of US220 in Jersey Shore. Just past Waterville, you will take a right off of PA44 onto route PA414. Once you turn onto route PA414 set your odometer and drive for 11.2 miles. You will see a parking area on your left, directly after passing over a small bridge (this is Bonnell Run and you will get to know this stream on a first name basis by the end of this hike). If coming from the north, once you enter the town of Slate Run, travel for an additional 2.9 miles and you will see the parking area on your right.
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