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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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Johnson Run Natural Area

    This rugged area gives a real feeling for how difficult it was for the first settlers to traverse the unbroken forests of the Allegheny Plateau. The plateau is laced with steep ravines following small streams. There were few trails through this tangled mass of growth, until white settlers came along to open up the forest. The boulders that line...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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