Lost Reactor Trail

Total Miles
8.0

Elevation

620.02 ft

Duration

45 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Fall

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.

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Lost Reactor Trail
Lost Reactor Trail
Lost Reactor Trail

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

Status Reports

T.j. Powell
Apr 19, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Andy Thomas
Apr 06, 2024
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Open
I took the trail from south to north. it has a nice flow to it and is in very good shape to just cruise along. many of bridges near streams were crowded with first day of trout fisherman. there is a nice vista not far into the trail and an optional water crossing that was pretty deep and flowing when we crossed.
Brian Dumas
Sep 21, 2023
2015 GMC Sierra
Obstructed
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