Hiking


The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is represented by this colored map.

Where to Hike

These parks have hiking trails or are trailheads to hiking trails.

 

Hiking trails in state parks lead to beautiful vistas and waterfalls, or by wetlands bubbling with life, or through dark, old growth forests, and to uncountable adventures and chances to see wildlife. Some trails are scenic or leisurely, while others are self guiding educational, or rigorous exercise.

Backpacking

Visit Backpacking for more information.

Access for People with Disabilities

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

Links

For comprohensive trail information on hiking trails in Pennsylvania, visit www.explorePAtrails.com.


These hikes are especially scenic and beautiful.

 

North


Black Moshannon

Moss-Hanne Trail
Travels through and around a bog, which is a state park natural area.


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Sizerville

Bucktail Path
Trail goes to the town of Sinnemahoning.


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South


Blue Knob

Mountain View Trail


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Caledonia

Appalachian Trail
The trail can be hiked in any direction and for any length, but a popular hike is from Caledonia to Pine Grove Furnace State Park to the north.


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Gifford Pinchot

Lake Trail


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Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Buck Ridge Trail
The trail passes through State Forest lands to Pine Grove State Park, to the south.


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Pine Grove Furnace

Appalachian Trail
Pine Grove Furnace is the traditional halfway point of the Appalachian Trail. A popular hike is south to Caledonia State Park.

Buck Ridge Trail
The trail passes through State Forest lands to Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, to the north.


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East


Delaware Canal

Delaware Canal Towpath


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French Creek

Lenape Trail and Others


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Jacobsburg

Henrys Woods


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Lehigh Gorge

Lehigh River Trail


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Ricketts Glen

Falls Trail


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White Clay Creek

Peltier Road Trail


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Worlds End

Loyalsock Trail


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West


Cook Forest

Longfellow Trail
Passes through the Forest Cathedral, old growth trees, National Natural Landmark, State Park Natural Area.

River Trail
Follows the Clarion River.


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Laurel Hill

Pumphouse and Hemlock Trails


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Laurel Ridge

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail


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Maurice K. Goddard

Wilhelm Trail


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McConnells Mill

Slippery Rock Gorge Trail

Hells Hollow Trail


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Moraine

Galcier Ridge Trail


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Ohiopyle

Youghiogheny River Trail

Ferncliff Penninsula


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Oil Creek

Bike Trail

Gerard Hiking Trail


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Presque Isle

Karl Boyes Multi-purpose National Recreation Trail


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