Rothrock State Forest


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Rothrock Maps

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

 

Rothrock State Forest is named for Dr. Joseph Trimble Rothrock, a native of Mifflin County and the Commonwealth’s first forestry commissioner. He is recognized as the “Father of Forestry” in Pennsylvania. Rothrock State Forest comprises 96,975 acres that spread across the rugged ridges of Huntingdon, Centre and Mifflin counties.


Road Closures

The following roads may be temporarily closed for road maintenance without forewarning over the next month: Kettle Road, Colerain Road, Pine Swamp and Laurel Run Road. This work is very weather dependent leading to short notice of closures. Temporary closures are necessary for grading, shaping and rolling the driving surface aggregate. Gates and signage will be placed notifying of the closures. District maintenance staff apologizes for any inconvenience.

Rothrock State Forest District plans to eliminate, brush in, and permanently retire two sections of trail located in the Galbraith Gap area on Thursday, January 16th.  The trail known as “Cabin Trail” and a spur of Lonberger Trail will be brushed in and trees dropped across the trail to close access.  The reason for these closures include trail sustainability issues as well as high safety concerns.  This is part of the “Chute Trail Project” that began in August 2013.  In place of the trails being closed, please use the newly built and upgraded lower section of Lonberger Trail (Chute Trail).

 

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.