Gallitzin State Forest

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Gallitzin Maps

Detailed maps can help you plan your trip. Download the public use map and other trail and recreational activity maps.


Gallitzin State Forest was named in honor of Dimetrius Augustine Gallitzin, Prince-Priest of the Alleghenies, who established a mission at Loretto in Cambria Country in 1795. The forest is composed of 24,370 acres in northern Somerset, Bedford Cambria and Indiana counties. Much of Gallitzin rests on the Allegheny Front and the Laurel Ridge.

Road Closure
Gallitzin State Forest will close Buffalo Road from noon Friday, Feb. 13 until noon Tuesday, Feb. 17.  This is a precautionary safety measure to prevent vehicles becoming stranded under the extremely cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills predicted for the weekend.  Snowmobiles will still be able to access the road.  Cars and trucks may use Hollow Road as an alternate route. Address any questions to the district office at 814-472-1862 or email
Don't Move Firewood
To help protect the forest from invasive insects that can kill trees and devastate the ecosystem, please do not transport firewood over long distances. Firewood can harbor insects such as emerald ash borer. Cut or purchase your firewood where you intend to burn it.