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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  • 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 offers a public 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 times a year as a fundraiser...
  • Little Drummer Historical Pathway

    A primary link to the Atlantic flyway, featuring mostly flat hiking trails leading past 15 man-made ponds. Look for songbirds along the 1.5-mile loop of the Songbird Sojourn Interpretive Trail from the parking area. For waterfowl, walk or bike the Buzzard Swamp Trail System. The first pond is 0.5 miles from the parking area and the trail is 9.7...
  • Loleta Recreation Area

    Located within the 517,000 acre Allegheny National Forest, offering camp sites (reservations required), picnic area shelters, amphitheater, volleyball court, swimming beaches, bathhouse, trout fishing, canoeing and a three-mile hiking trail.
  • 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...
  • Lowlands Trail

    Explore the past on the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad located within Sinnemahoning State Park. Along the way, pass by thick spruce stands, grassy openings, vernal ponds, and streamside bottoms. Watch for grassland birds like osprey, elk, and bald eagles---you'll see butterflies, too! Be sure to leave extra time to visit the two wildlife viewing...
  • 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...

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