Bull Elk in the Snow

Pennsylvania Elk Herd

Pennsylvania is home to the largest free-roaming elk herd in Northeastern United States.  Seeing an elk for the first time is an extraordinary experience and something you will never forget!

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  • Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail

    26-mile trail that loops through the 200,000-acre Elk State Forest located near the town of Benezette, PA. The Thunder Mountain Trail is easy to follow with clear markings. Trailhead is off of Hicks Run Road (near Route 555). Camping is permitted along the trail system. Camping permits can be obtained by calling (814) 486-3353. Maps can be...

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