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.

Printable Topographic Maps courtesy of National Geographic

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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,...
  • Bennett Branch Forest

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

  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cornplanter State Forest

    Located in western Forest County near Tionesta, the Cornplanter State Forest consists of 1,256 acres. It is named in honor of Chief Cornplanter, a famous Native American Chief of the Seneca tribe instrumental in maintaining peace between the new American government and the League of the Iroquois between 1784 and 1812.
    The State Forest is only 10...
  • Country Squirrel Outfitters

    Sales, rentals & guide service-canoes, kayaks, bicycles, repair shop, hiking, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, XC skis, snowshoes, snowboards, running, geocaching, hunting, fishing and apparel.

    Received the PA Wilds' 2014 Business of the Year Award.
  • Elk State Forest

    Located principally in Elk and Cameron counties, Elk State Forest, comprised of 200,000 acres, is open to primitive camping, licensed hunting and fishing, and offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.

    Primitive camping is overnight camping where all equipment is transported in limited trips by...
  • Five Bridges Trail

    8 mile trail Brockway to Allens Mills runs along and crosses Mill Creek with five bridges by beaver dams and wetlands. Under construction-possible rough terrain.
  • Foxburg Tours

    Specializing in Segway tours of the historic Riverstone Estate, boat tours on the beautiful Allegheny River and bicycle rentals for the Foxburg bike trail.
  • Fred Woods Trail

    Located in Elk State Forest, you'll see unique rock formations and breathtaking views from vistas including Mason Hill Overlook, known as "top of the world" by locals. People bothered by tight spaces should be wary of the Rock Loop. Wear your hiking shoes -- portions of the trail are rocky. Parking available. Loop is 4.57 miles from trailhead to...
  • Jefferson County Reynlow Park

    Small fishing pond and quiet fishing lake compliment well maintained picnic sites, pavilions, gazebo, outdoor stage area, campground with 12 electric sites, and spacious play areas. Secluded and restful, quick access via I-80 and major state roadways.
  • Longfellow Trail

    1.2-mile, moderate hiking

    About 60,000 people hike this trail each year. Many of the trees have been standing for well over 300 years, and some of the hemlocks are over 400 years old. This trail starts at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Center, passes the Memorial Fountain, goes through a large wind damaged area, then emerges into some...

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