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.
  • 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....
  • Dig's Bike Shop and Segway Tours

    We offer fun-filled and scenic Segway tours April to October at the Emlenton entrance to the 27-mile paved river trail providing service, accessories and rentals. Open April through October. Book your tour today!
  • 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.
  • Gobbler's Knob Trail

    Gobbler’s Knob, the beautiful park where world-famous weather forecaster Punxsutawney Phil makes his annual prediction, will have an informative new trail to stroll along this summer.

    The trail, almost half a mile long, has stops where you can learn about the history of Punxsutawney, Groundhog Day, and the legend of Punxsutawney Phil.

    The...
  • Laurel Mill Cross Country Skiing

    This 9.1 mile groomed trail system located in the Allegheny National Forest Parking, warming hut and restroom. Trails are well marked and range from easy to difficult. The Elk Loop, Cook-Eli Connector Trail, Half Mile Loop, and Big Oak Trail are suitable for beginning skiers. The Scout Loop, Hemlock Loop and Sparrow Nest Loop are better suited...
  • Lighthouse Island

    Located on the Allegheny River at Tionesta, this 22.5 acre island is privately owned but offers the public a boat launch, fishing pier, and a one-mile walk/bike trail. The centerpiece of the island is the Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, built by a local resident as a family memorial and visitor attraction. The lighthouse is open for tours three...
  • 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...
  • Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania

    Paddle the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Search for traces of logging ghost towns. Watch an osprey plunge into the Allegheny River and emerge with a fish. Follow the route of a logging railroad as you bike the trail into the Pine Creek Gorge. In the Lumber Heritage Region, roughly two million acres of public lands give both wildlife and...
  • Mahoning Shadow Trail

    The Mahoning Shadow Trail stretches 15 miles along the corridor of the former Penn Central Railroad. The trail winds along the scenic Mahoning Creek for most of its course throughout the Punxsutawney area. The trail is designed for non-motorized recreational usage including bicyclists, walkers, runners, and cross-country skiers.

    Visitors will...
  • Pigeon Run Falls

    Waterfall is on Pigeon Run that runs into Spring Creek. Take Lamonaville Road in Marienville and follow it to the end. You will arrive at the bridge that crosses Spring Creek. The trail starts on the left just over this bridge on state game lands number 28 and travels onto the Allegheny National Forest. You will travel along with Spring Creek on...
  • Sinnemahoning State Park

    Located at the first fork of the Sinnemahoning Creek, this park offers a picturesque view of surrounding peaks and deep valleys. The habitat supports the Bald Eagle, black bear, white-tailed deer and elk. Interpretive boat rides on George B. Stevenson Reservoir are available during the summer. The 35-site campground is open from April to December....
  • Square Timber- Big Run Wild Area

    Nearly 8,500 acres in Elk State Forest. This large undeveloped area provides opportunities for primitive recreation such as hiking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife photography.

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