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John Muir Trail along Rock Creek, Pickett SP

Nov 12: The ST terminates in Pickett State Park. The John Muir Trail, JMT, intersects the ST along Rock Creek in the Big South Fork NRRA. The JMT continues up to the head of Rock Creek on Black House Mountain Road through Picket SP. The trail continues a few miles to Old Wagon Trail Road, skirting above Williams Creek through a series of mini slot canyons. A beaver dam clogged about a quarter mile of Rock Creek and created a bayou-like area. The park has placed a few dubious boardwalk bridges across the deeper sections, some of which measured 5 feet in depth. Many ATV users ride Black House Mountain Road, which leads north to views overlooking the Pottsville Escarpment.