Cook Forest State Park

A couple hikes with their dog at Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania.


There are 47 miles of hiking trails that explore many habitats including old growth forest.


The 8,500-acre Cook Forest State Park and 3,136 acre Clarion River Lands lie in scenic northwestern Pennsylvania. Known for its stands of old growth forest, the park’s Forest Cathedral of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. A scenic 13-mile stretch of the Clarion River flows through Cook Forest State Park and is popular for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing.

Clear Creek State Park is only 11 miles away.

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This circular map shows the roads leading to Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania.

This map of Pennsylvania highlights Cook Forest State Park in the western side of the state.

From the east, take Exit 78 off of I-80, then PA 36 north directly to the park in Cooksburg.

From the west, take Exit 60 off of I-80, then take PA 66 north to Leeper. From Leeper, follow PA 36 south, seven miles to the park.

GPS DD:  Lat. 41.33244  Long. -79.20793

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Cook Forest State Park