I’m always looking for loop hikes. I’ve hiked this one 3 times in the last month. Well, that’s not exactly true. The first time, we were searching for it. The second time, I hiked it out Wolf Run and back Browns Hollow. The third time, we went out Browns Hollow and back on Wolf Run Road.
This trail is inside of Allegany State Park, but not any of the areas that are on the park maps.
The Wolf Run Road area was a busy saw mill community in the 1800s. I imagine all the hillsides were “shaved” off as all the usable timber was harvested and farms were established. It wasn’t until the 1920s and later that reforestation projects were undertaken.
As you hike today, you sometimes come across remnants of the hand of man in the park.
All along Wolf Run Road, you can see places where there must have been homes, businesses, and even a school.