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Old 03-13-2021, 10:05 AM   #6
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Black Forest Trail is still up there for sure if you're traversing longer distances each day. Same with the Susquehannock Trail System- that has a number of ~1,000 foot ascents and descents and if you're trying to hike the trail quickly you've got a fair amount of elevation gain/descent every day.

When I did the STS I did it in 4.5 days- ~5 miles the first half day and then ~20 miles per day for each of the days after that. That was definitely a workout- I lost several pounds of body weight by the end of it.

The Chuck Keiper and Allegheny Front Trails both also have some decent climbs but I would not rate them as physically challenging overall as the BFT or even the STS.
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