by admin on August 27, 2010

Thanks for visiting the website for the Clarion Chapter of the North Country Trail Association.  On this site you’ll find information on our chapter, local events, workdays and hikes on the North Country National Scenic Trail.


Hike 100 in 2016

by Clarion Chapter on December 26, 2015

In 2016, the National Park Service is celebrating their centennial anniversary, and everyone can take part in the celebration! The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.


To commemorate this special centennial year, the North Country Trail Association will be promoting a Hike 100 Challenge. 100 miles for 100 years of the National Parks!

Anyone who hikes 100 miles on the North Country Trail during the calendar year of 2016, in aggregate or all at once, will be eligible for a special patch and certificate. We are pleased to have received a grant from REI to help with this project.

Learn more about the Hike 100 Challenge here.



March 2014 Monthly Hike

March 15, 2014

On Saturday, March 15th, the Clarion Chapter held its’ monthly hike for March.  12 eager hikers met at the Country Fair Convenience store in Shippenville at 9 AM.  We had originally planned a hike on the NCT, but the route that we had chosen was not safe for travels due to ice, so we made […]

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February 2014 Monthly Hike

February 16, 2014

For our monthly hike this month, we decided to make a winter excursion on The Radbank Valley Trail.  The Redbank Valley Trail was just recently announced as Pennsylvania’s 2014 Trail of The Year, so the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.  The weather couldn’t have been better either considering the Winter that we have had. […]

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January 2014 Monthly Hike

January 25, 2014

And then…… there were 4. The Clarion Chapter of the North Country Trail Association had scheduled our monthly hike for January for today, January 25, 2014.  The weather today was, well…. pretty darn nasty.  A snow storm and wind chills below zero kept all but 4 of us, who also showed up late, away from […]

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March 2013 Hike Recap

April 7, 2013

Clarion Chapter held it’s monthly hike for March on March 9, 2013.  27 brave souls headed onto what turned out to be a VERY ICY stretch of trail.  A picture of the hopeful hikers is below. Our hikers heading down White Oak Drive to the trail head to start the hike. For March, we chose […]

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February 2013 Monthly Hike

February 24, 2013

Clarion Chapter held it’s monthly hike for February 2013 on Saturday, February 16, 2013.  We had decided to hike the section of trail from Gravel Lick to Highland Drive to get a glimpse of one the most scenic sections of trail in Clarion County in the wintertime.  After meeting at the gas station in Leeper, […]

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January 2013 Monthly Hike Recap

January 20, 2013

Clarion Chapter kicked off the 2013 hiking year on Saturday, January 19th.  For January, we decided to hike from the Clarion River Hill trail head on Route 322 to Deer Creek.  After meeting up at the Country Fair convenience store in Shippenville at 11AM, we quickly shuttled cars and hikers around to get ready for […]

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November 2012 Monthly Hike Recap

November 18, 2012

The Clarion County Chapter of the North Country Trail Association held it’s monthly hike for November on Saturday, November 17, 2012.  We hiked approximately 6 miles along the (hopefully not for too much longer) “Alternate” route along the Clarion Highlands Trail from Station Road to Stone House Road.  After shuttling most of the cars to […]

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October Monthly Hike/Picnic/Shelter Grand Opening

October 13, 2012

The Clarion Chapter of the North Country Trail Association held it’s monthly hike for October of 2012 on Satuday, October 13th.  For our hike this month, we decided that it would be a good idea to not only hike, but hike past the new overnight hiking shelter that we recently constructed on the North Country […]

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September Monthly Hike Recap

September 30, 2012

Ten hikers showed up on an overcast and slightly rainy Saturday morning for the Clarion Chapter of the North Country Trail Association’s monthly hike for September.  For September, we decided to travel off of the North Country Trail in Clarion County and travel into the Allegheny National Forest to hike the Minister Creek hiking trail. […]

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