Trails & Recreation

With beautiful scenery all around, hiking and bicycling are two of the most popular activities in our 5-county region.

Leaf Peeping

A helpful map to plan your fall-cation during peak leaf peeping season in the Great Outdoors including some unique ways to experience the kaleidoscope of colors and popular attractions to make the most of it!

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ATV ride in Allegheny National Forest

Enjoy an organized ATV ride through the scenic Allegheny National Forest on trails that are not normally open to ATVs on September 30th - October 1st.

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Spring Creek Horse Trail

The Allegheny National Forest has a brand new 40-mile equestrian trail inviting you to come explore the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region on horseback!

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Trails & Recreation

There’s no shortage of beautiful scenery in the PA Great Outdoors region. The only question is - how do you want to see it? Our pristine wilderness will impress whether you’re on foot, bike, horseback or cruising along in a kayak.

Make sure you bring your camera, because you’ll want to share the amazing sights - sparkling rivers, bald eagles, tall trees and miles of mountain laurel - with your family and friends.

  • Clarion - Little Toby Rail Trail - The 18 mile trail from Ridgway to Brockway is often praised for its ease and scenery. Well maintained and flat, the trail is ideal for bikers, hikers and cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Stop at one of the landmarks or ghost towns along the way and keep an eye open for bald eagles and river otters!

  • Mahoning Shadow Trail - Winding along Mahoning Creek near Punxsutawney, this 15 mile trail crosses over a railroad trestle and provides impressive scenic views of the area. The “Devil’s Elbow” portion of the trail even has its own waterfall!
  • Longfellow Trail - The 1.2-mile trail is one of the more popular trails in Cook Forest State Park.  Many of the trees have been standing for well over 300 and 400 years and registered as a National Natural Landmark claiming the tallest in the Northeastern United States!


Looking for more trails?  Visit Outdoor Recreation for all of your trail needs including guide services, ATVing, hiking, biking, equestrian, and more!

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