The trail starts across the street from the lower Environmental Learning Center parking lot. This is a moderate loop trail of two miles with mild elevation changes. A restroom is located at the beginning of the trail. The first section is very wide, meandering above a creek bed and wetlands that attract birds, mammals and amphibians. This low, flat section takes a left turn and slowly climbs to a plateau with a variety of dense shrubs. After crossing the spring that feeds the tributary below, the trail descends to a steeper rocky section, passing under a mature tree canopy of various deciduous hardwoods. It then leads back to a road, which is a short walk from the parking lot starting point if you decide to end your hike early. The trail then cuts through the old farm field which is an excellent habitat to see a variety of local bird species. The trail will make its way back into the forest and eventually come out along the field near the edge of a bluff overlooking the Allegheny River. There is a bench to enjoy a break and take in the view. The Green Trail next dips down into a small grassy valley which can become wet in some areas in the springtime. Finally, the trail climbs out of the valley and follows a ridge line back before descending to the parking lot again.
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