Brayden's Trail Of Strength
                                                                              ASAPH WILD AREA
                           
                    Old Railroad Bed        Frying Pan Trail               Forks Trail                   Asaph Picnic Area                  Dry Hollow Trail
                                                 (Stream Crossing)                                             (Outdoor Facilities)              
10K LOOP
0 mile
Start on Marsh Creek Road near the Rail Trail Parking Lot.  Go about two hundred yards and turn off of Marsh Creek Rd. onto an old Railroad bed.  Follow this until you reach a "Y" go to the right.  Follow the road to a pasture and continue up the hill, following snowmobile arrows towards the tree line.  At the woods, go left and follow trail crossing a small stream. Continue following the snowmobile trail until you reach the Dry Hollow Trail on the right.                                                                                                                                             
 
2.5Miles
Continue to follow the snowmobile trail uphill. On top of the ridge, turn right. Keep following the snowmobile trail until you reach the gate at the former site of a fire tower.  This will be an Aid Station with water and foodVeer to the right before the outhouse at the end of the cul-de-sac, and follow grassy path south down the Herrington Hollow Trail.
4.8 Miles
Trail becomes steep downhill upon leaving edge of a clearcut and becomes difficult to follow after descending to the first bench in the mountain. Follow deer trail down through mountain laurel, then descend to dry streambed, follow bed and passing over a spring. Follow a path on the right side of the drainage when it becomes evident, follow ribbons.
6.2 Miles
Grade enters open area and descends to cross Herrington Hollow. Top of point, follow old trail down point to left, then follow fence line to the right. At the end of fence line, follow logging grade and ribbons back to Marsh Creek Rd.
 
23k LOOP
 
0 mile
Start on Marsh Creek Road near the Rail Trail Parking Lot. Go about two hundred yards and turn off of Marsh Creek Rd. onto an old Railroad bed. Follow this until you reach a "Y" go to the right. Follow the road to a pasture and continue up the hill, following snowmobile arrows towards the tree line. At the woods, go left and follow trail crossing a small stream. Continue following the snowmobile trail until you reach the Dry Hollow Trail on the right.
2.5 Miles
Continue to follow the snowmobile trail uphill. On top of the ridge, turn right. Keep following the snowmobile trail until you reach the gate at the former site of a fire tower.  Here will be a water stop, along with refreshments, and participants can utilize the outdoor facilities at the picnic area.
 
4.8 Miles
Turn left at Goodall Road.  Follow Goodall Road past Left Frying Pan Run Trail to the forks Trail. 
 
6.35 Miles
Turn left at sign for Forks Trail. You will cross a flat and descend, becoming  quite steep as it descends.
 
7.15 Miles
At the end of Forks Trail, turn left onto Left Asaph Road by bridge. Individuals needing to use restroom facilities, can turn right and enter the Asaph Picnic Area.
 
8.1 Miles
Checkpoint #2. Turn left onto Frying Pan Trail, marked by a sign "Old Supply Trail 1.1 mi./left Frying Pa Trail 0.1 mi." Trail crosses Left Asaph Run (wet crossing!) and follows moderate uphill climb along well defined path along left side of Frying Pan Run.  At the fork in the trail -- go Right, crossing small stream, and follow trail up a slight incline. Continue to follow trail uphill until it intersects with the Old Supply Trail.
 
9.3 Miles
Intersection of logging road (relocated Old Supply Trail). Turn left on Old Supply Trail, follow rolling level path.
 
11.1 Miles
After bending sharply left, Old Supply Trail reaches Goodall Road. Turn right, following it back to former fire tower site.
 
11.35 Miles
Checkpoint #3. Turn Left at end of Goodall Road, just before the outhouse at the end of the cul-de-sac, and follow grassy path. Follow path for 400 yards, then turn slightly right onto Kinney Hollow Trail. Within another 400 yards, turn left onto narrow path. This path will connect to an old logging road. Turn left onto this logging road and head back to Goodall Road/Checkpoint #4. 
 
11.75 Miles
Turn left, past Goodall outhouse, and follow grassy path. Trail becomes steep downhill upon leaving edge of a clearcut and becomes difficult to follow after descending to the first bench in the mountain. Follow deer trail down through mountain laurel, then descend to dry streambed, follow bed and passing over a spring. Follow a path on the right side of the drainage when it becomes evident, follow ribbons.
 
13.05 Miles
Trail becomes a grade and enters open area, descends to cross Herrington Hollow. At the Top of the point, follow old trail down to left. At the end of fence line, follow logging grade. You will eventually exit off logging grade into an open pasture and make your way back to the old railroad bed onto Marsh Creek Road.
 
14.29 Miles
Finish line!!
 
**Information from the book "Short Hikes in Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon by Chuck Dillion."