Lost Reactor Trail

Total Miles
8.0

Elevation

620.02 ft

Duration

45 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Fall

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Trail Overview

This is an easy dirt and gravel road that offers scenic autumn views from an overlook that lets you see for miles. There is a river crossing in the bottom of the valley and the trail ends near the abandoned site of the Curtis Wright Nuclear Reactor that was used to test nuclear jet engines in the 1950's.

Difficulty

There are a few tight corners and a shallow river crossing that can be avoided if you wish.

History

The north end of this trail is near the abandoned nuclear jet engine testing complex at Quehanna was born out of the euphemistically-named "Atoms for Peace" program, proposed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953 and created by the United States Congress in 1954.

Technical Rating

2