Hiking & Biking

Hiking & Biking

Hundreds of miles of hiking and recreational trails are available for enjoyment in the Great Outdoors region. Detailed trail maps are available from State Park and National Forest offices.

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  • Allegheny National Forest

    Hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ATVing. Family-fun outdoor recreation including swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and camping.

    Along with the rich variety of outdoor recreation, several camping opportunities are available including 600 campsites,...
  • Allegheny River Trail

    Take a hike through one of the PA Wilds region's finest trails. Perfect for the serious hiker, the photo-enthusiast, or the nature-minded. There are many numerious sites that you don't want to miss along the Allegheny River Trail. Sites include the view from the Belmar Railroad Bridge, 50 Native American rock carvings that date back to 1200-1750,...
  • Armstrong Trail

    30 mile long great place to bicycle, walk, jog, bird watch or exercise. Horseback riding and cross country skiing are also possible on designated sections. Non-motorized use only.
  • Beartown Rocks

    The best kept secret in Clear Creek State Park. This impressive collection of house-sized boulders, created by glaciers, are fascinating landmarks scattered throughout the area. Breathtaking scenic views from the top of these enormous rocks. Climb the rock formation creating a staircase to a vista overlooking the valley below. Easy hiking trails...
  • Bennett Branch Forest

    1,465 acres managed by Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in Jay Township Elk County open to the public for hiking and hunting.

  • Brush Hollow Ski Trail

    Scenic trail along Big Mill Creek. Three loops of ungroomed trails totaling 7.6 miles. The trailhead offers parking and restroom. Finding the trail: The Brush Hollow trailhead is located ten miles north of Ridgway on State Route 948.
  • Bucktail Path

    34 mile trail located in the Elk State Forest starting at Sizerville State Park and ending Sinnemahoning with mountain vistas.
  • Bucktail State Park Natural Area

    This 16,433-acre natural area is actually a 75-mile scenic drive. The park provides a beautiful scenic drive along PA 120 from Emporium, through Renovo to Lock Haven. All along the road are unspoiled forest lands, beautiful hills and deep valleys.

    Four major hiking and backpacking treks include Quehanna, Bucktail Path, Donut Hole and Chuck...
  • Buzzard Swamp Wildlife Viewing Area

    Most of the trails are not marked with diamonds, so watch the informational signs for directions. The skill level of the trails is easy and the terrain is relatively flat. Some of the trails are located within meadows with little protection from the sun and wind. Buzzard Swamp offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on the Forest....
  • Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center

    More than 65 artists sell their wares inside this artisan center found along the PA Wilds Artisan Trail. Take Route 120 from Ridgway or Lock Haven and you will find Emporium in the center! All the products are one of a kind hand made by the artist. Whether looking for an inexpensive gift like homemade soap or one of a kind paintings by artist John...
  • Camp Coffman

    Cabins, bunkhouse and dining hall. Great for vacations, reunions, receptions, hunting, and special events. Zip line, climbing tower, adventure course and trail rides by advance reservation.
    For camp information or reservations e-mail ytom@csonline.net
  • Clarion Little Toby Rail Trail

    Rail-trail stretches for 18 miles from Brockway to Ridgway. Experienced hikers, mountain bikers and cross country skiers will appreciate the length and variety of the trail, while novices will love the easy grade! The entire trail is surfaced with crushed limestone. Trailheads are located in Brockway at Taylor Park, 7th Avenue and in Ridgway at...
  • Clear Creek State Forest

    Clear Creek State Forest provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, fishing, hunting and primitive camping. The forest has plenty of recreational trails available. Trails within the forest are open to mountain biking and to horseback riding unless posted closed. Primitive campers spending no more than one night on the State Forest do not...
  • Clear Creek State Park

    The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River. Recreational opportunities include: camping; canoeing, hunting, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking and winter activities. Call or go online for camping reservations. Cabins and yurts are available. Picnic tables, pavilions, and charcoal grills...
  • Cook Forest State Park

    The 8,500 acre park, once called the "Black Forest," is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest's "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The Clarion River is along the eastern border of the park and is popular for canoeing and fishing. Call or go online for camping reservations. Tent...

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