Where to Hike


Select a region from the map or from the links below, or zoom in on the map for links to the parks.

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Bald Eagle State Park
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11 miles of trails

The hiking trails pass through a variety of habitats that offer scenic views and wildlife watching opportunities. An additional one mile of unnamed extension trails lead to other recreational facilities such as boat launches, the marina, the modern campground, and the beach. Some trails wind through areas open to hunting during regular hunting seasons. Wear fluorescent orange clothing during hunting seasons for your safety. Appropriate footwear and clothing are recommended for your personal comfort and safety. All trails are open year-round sunrise to sunset.

Explore Bald Eagle for detailed trail descriptions.

The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Black Moshannon State Park
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20 miles of trails

The trail network explores many habits including forests, wetlands and fields.

Explore Black Moshannon for detailed trail descriptions.

Chapman State Park
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12 miles of trails

In addition to the trails at the park, Chapman is the trailhead for backpacking trails on adjoining public lands. Map and trail information is available in the park office. Free parking is available at the park for those who would rather not leave their vehicles along public roadways. PLEASE SIGN IN AT THE PARK OFFICE.

Cherry Springs State Park
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1 mile of trails

Cherry Springs Working Forest Interpretive Trail: 1 mile, easiest hiking
This hiking trail begins by the information kiosk and features wayside exhibits on forests and forestry practices. From forest products we use every day to filtering water that we drink, the working forest provides many environmental, social and economic benefits. Walk the self-guided trail to learn more. The 1 mile of trails connects to the Susquehanock State Forest trails.

Colton Point State Park
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4 miles of trails

The trails traverse very rugged terrain, passing close to many steep cliffs, and may have slippery surfaces. Stay on designated trail surfaces and wear appropriate footwear.

Explore Colton Point for detailed trail descriptions.

Denton Hill State Park

2 miles of trails   

The trails connect to the 85-mile Susquehannock Trail.

Elk State Park
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0.5 mile of trail

The easy hiking Maple Trail begins at the Army Corps of Engineers parking area and travels along the southern end of East Branch Lake. Wildlife and waterfowl viewing is possible along this trail.

Hills Creek State Park
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5.5 miles of trails

Trails circle the lak and connect to the Northern Extension of the Mid tate Trail.

Explore Hills Creek for detailed trail descriptions.

Hyner Run State Park
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5 miles of trails

The park is the eastern trailhead for the 50-mile Donut Hole Trail system, a moderate to rugged trail for the backpackers. Shorter hikes are available close to the park on state forest lands.

Kettle Creek State Park
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2 miles of trails

Novice and experienced hikers will find an abundance of trails in the park area. Short day-hikes are possible on the many park trails. Backpackers can enjoy the 53-mile Donut Hole Trail with an access parking lot across from the Lower Campground. This trail connects onto several other trail systems. Trail maps are available at the park office.

Kinzua Bridge State Park
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1.09 miles of trails

The trail, through hardwood forests of black cherry and chestnut trees, includes areas both ravaged and renewed by nature itself since the 2003 tornado.

Leonard Harrison State Park
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4.6 miles of trails

The trails traverse very rugged terrain, passing close to many steep cliffs, and may have slippery surfaces. Stay on designated trail surfaces and wear appropriate footwear.

Explore Leonard Harrison for detailed trail descriptions

Little Pine State Park
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14 miles of trails

There are also many miles of trails in the adjacent Tiadaghton State Forest.

Explore Little Pine for detailed trail descriptions.

Lyman Run State Park
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6 miles of hiking trails

Trails pass near the lake and through forests and connect to trails in Susquehannock State Forest.

Explore Lyman Run for more trail information.

Milton State Park
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1 mile of trails

The trails explore the riverine habitats of the north side of the river island.

Mount Pisgah State Park
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11 miles of trails

A series of hiking trails are suitable for everyone from the casual walker to the experienced hiker. The trails travel around the lake, through wooded areas, old fields, open farmland or rugged terrain. Certain trails are open in winter for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

Ole Bull State Park
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5 miles of trails

The Daugherty Loop Trail combines old logging and railroad grades to form a one hour walk through the Black Forest of Pennsylvania. Ole Bull Trail leads to the historic foundation remains of Ole Bull’s “home site” and a panoramic view of the park area. The Beaver Dam Nature Trail provides an introduction to the habitats along Kettle Creek. This 0.75-mile trail starts at the concrete fordway and has a flat trail surface. The 85-mile Susquehannock Trail System passes through Ole Bull State Park.

Parker Dam State Park
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4 miles of trails

Many hiking trails begin or pass through Parker Dam State Park and continue into the surrounding Moshannon State Forest. Some trails travel through the tornado blowdown, while others follow along streams or through hardwood forests. Hike the Trail of New Giants and then Souder's Trail to compare a young forest to a mature forest.

Explore Parker Dam for more trail information.

Patterson State Park

Patterson is a trailhead for the 85-mile Susquehannock Trail, a favorite of backpackers.

Poe Paddy State Park
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0.5 mile of trails

The Mid State Trail, with orange rectangular blazes, passes through Poe Paddy. Hike through the 250-foot long Paddy Mountain Railroad Tunnel on the Mid State Trail by following the trail upstream along Penns Creek, crossing a pedestrian bridge and then going to the tunnel.

Poe Valley State Park
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3 miles of trails

Poe Valley’s hiking trail system connects to the extensive trail network of Bald Eagle State Forest. The hiking trails vary from easy hiking to very rugged, steep trails. The 189-mile Mid State Trail passes through Poe Valley and is popular with backpackers and day hikers.

Prouty Place State Park

1 miles of trail

The trail connects to the 85-mile Susquehannock Trail.

Ravensburg State Park
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1 mile of trails

Raven Trail nearly runs the length of the park, parallel to Rauchtown Run. Several other trails provide steep access to rocky outcrops or access to longer hiking trails on state forest land, including the 250-mile Mid State backpacking trail. Proper attire and good physical conditioning are recommended for your comfort and safety.

Raymond B. Winter State Park
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6.3 miles of trails

Hiking trails provide easy hiking with only short stretches of steep inclines. Trails within the park are marked and maintained, but a map and proper attire are recommended for your comfort and safety. R. B. Winter is an ideal starting point for backpacking trips. Map and trail information for designated state forest trails are available at the park office. Parking is available for those who would rather not leave their vehicle along the highway.

Reeds Gap State Park
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6 miles of trails

Hiking trails wander though forest and near Honey Creek.

Explore Reeds Gap for trail descriptions.

Shikellamy State Park
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2 miles of trails

Paved paths encircle Shikellamy Marina. A walk around the one-mile nature trail on Shikellamy Overlook can reveal the wildlife that abounds in the park, like deer, songbirds and wildflowers. Different forest stages can be seen from scrub forest to mature hardwood forest. Unique geologic formations can be studied in the park and on the eastern boundary cliff trail extension.

Simon B. Elliott State Park
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3 miles of trails

Hiking trails take visitors to various places on the mountaintop while backpack hikers can get on the Quehanna Trail by way of the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company Trail. The Quehanna Trail System offers over 75 miles of hiking and backpacking. Hikers can go for up to seven overnights without retracing steps by using the northern and southern loops and connecting trails. This trail also connects onto the Susquehannock Trail system above the community of Sinnemahoning.

The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Sinnemahoning State Park
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5 miles of trails

The Lowlands Trail follows the course of the First Fork through five miles of the park, passing through open fields, shrubby riparian zones and mature, towering forests. This scenic trail was originally part of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad bed. Interpretive panels along the way provide insights into the wildlife and ecology of the park. An ADA accessible wildlife viewing platform is located at the northern trailhead of the Lowlands Trail. This area is ideal habitat for deer, elk, woodcock, migratory songbirds and monarch butterflies. The trail from the wildlife viewing platform to the 40 Maples Day Use Area is ADA accessible. A spur of the trail near the 40 Maples Day Use Area leads to a secluded viewing blind that overlooks an abandoned beaver pond. Quiet visitors may be able to see great blue herons wading in the pond or painted turtles basking on partially submerged logs. Osprey, green herons, belted kingfishers, bobcats and whitetail deer also frequent the area. For a more primitive hiking experience, visitors can hike the Red Spruce Trail from the campground to the 40 Maples Day Use Area. This trail skirts an exceptional wetland area and passes under the dense canopy of mature mixed hardwood forest. This one-mile trail is marked with yellow blazes. Areas of rocks and roots make this trail surface more challenging than the Lowlands Trail.

Sizerville State Park
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5 miles of trails

The trails follow a creek and pass through forest and connect to trails in Elk State Forest.

Explore Sizerville for detailed trail descriptions.

South


Big Spring State Park
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1 mile of trails

A short loop trail leads to the site of the partially completed railroad tunnel. Historic interpretation is provided at the trailhead. The park provides access to the Iron Horse Trail, designed for day hikes and overnight hiking in Tuscarora State Forest.

Blue Knob State Park
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18 miles of trails

The trails of Blue Knob are rugged and steep. Wear appropriate footgear when hiking.

Explore Blue Knob for detailed trail descriptions.

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
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12 miles of trails

The Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area boasts an extensive trail system with easy to challenging hiking.

Explore Boyd Big Tree Preserve for detailed trail descriptions.

Caledonia State Park
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10 miles of trails

The trails pass through forests and historic areas. A brochure on the hiking trails is available at the park office. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, which extends 2,000 miles from Springer Mountain in northern Georgia to Mount Katahdin in central Maine, traverses the central portion of Caledonia.

Explore Caledonia for detailed trail descriptions.

Canoe Creek State Park
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8 miles of trails

The trails pass through forests, fields, shrubby areas, historic areas and along the lake shore. Please wear fluorescent orange when hiking during hunting seasons.

Codorus State Park
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19 miles of trails

Although the park only has two “hiking only” trails, many miles of equestrian and mountain biking trails can also be hiked. All trails are in hunting areas so visitors should wear fluorescent orange during hunting seasons.

Explore Codorus for trail descriptions.

Colonel Denning State Park
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18 miles of trails

The 2.5-mile Flat Rock Trail rises to Flat Rock, a beautiful scenic vista of the Cumberland Valley. The one-mile, self-guiding Doubling Gap Trail is a moderate hike. The Hiking and Nature Trail Guide is available at the park office and has a map and detailed description of the hiking trails in the park and surrounding forest lands. In addition to the 18 miles of hiking trails, the park is a trailhead for the 105-mile Tuscarora Trail.

Cowans Gap State Park
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11 miles of trails

Trails vary in difficulty from flat to very steep.

Explore Cowans Gap for detailed trail descriptions.

Fowlers Hollow State Park
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6 miles of trails

Fowlers Hollow State Park is a trailhead for a variety of hiking trails within and connecting to the trail system of the Tuscarora State Forest. The Tuscarora Trail is nearby. Be sure to acquire a Tuscarora State Forest Public Use Map before hiking on forest lands.

Gifford Pinchot State Park
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18 miles of trails

Most trails interconnect to allow hikers to tailor their outing to meet their individual desires. The longer through trails are marked with 3" by 5" rectangular white blazes. Shorter trails are marked with white, double bar blazes.

Explore Gifford Pinchot for detailed trail descriptions.

Greenwood Furnace State Park
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4 miles of trails

Many trails within the park and surrounding Rothrock State Forest offer hikers scenic views and glimpses of historical ruins from the 1800s ironmaking community.

Explore Greenwood Furnace for detailed trail descriptions.

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area
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8.4 miles of trails

The trails explore forest habitats.

Explore Joseph E. Ibberson for detailed trail descriptions.

The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Kings Gap Environmental Education Center
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16 miles of trails

Trailheads for the 16 miles of hiking trails are located at the three day use areas. A paved, ADA accessible trail is at the mansion.

Explore Kings Gap for detailed descriptions of the trails.

Little Buffalo State Park
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8 miles of trails

Hiking trails pass near the lake and streams, and through forests and fields. Sturdy footgear is recommended because of rocky footing on some of the trails.

Explore Little Buffalo for detailed trail descriptions.

Mont Alto State Park
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1 mile of trails

Local mountain roads offer interesting short hikes and a flora that attracts a diversity of wildlife, especially woodland birds in Michaux State Forest.

Penn-Roosevelt State Park
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1 mile of trails

Many trails begin in the park and continue into Rothrock State Forest.

Explore Penn-Roosevelt for more information.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park
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4 miles of trails

Pine Grove Furnace State Park has four miles of trails, and connections to longer trails, like the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail.

Explore Pine Grove Furnace for trail descriptions.

Prince Gallitzin State Park
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12 miles of trails

Many trails begin at the Crooked Run Trailhead near the campground. Lakeshore Trail connects the Main Beach Area and Prince Gallitzin Marina. The Turkey Ridge trails explore the Peninsula.

Explore Prince Gallitzin for detailed trail descriptions.

Samuel S. Lewis State Park
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1 mile of trails

The short hiking trails allow exploration of the pine forests and pass near interesting rock formations.

Shawnee State Park
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16 miles of trails

Trails explore wetlands, forests fields and the lakeshore.

Explore Shawnee for a chart of trails.

Susquehannock State Park
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5 miles of trails

The scenic hiking trails offer a wide variety of interesting habitats and evidence of people’s past use of the area. A Field Guide to the Natural History of Susquehannock State Park is available at the park office to assist you in discovering the natural resources of the park.

Explore Susquehannock for detailed trail descriptions.

Trough Creek State Park
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12 miles of trails

The trails traverse scenic vistas, cool stream hollows, hillsides and ridge tops. A popular short hike crosses the suspension bridge and follows Rhododendron Trail to Rainbow Falls. Climb the steps along the waterfall, then hike on to Balanced Rock and return the same way. Some trails are steep and follow along cliffs with drop-offs. Exercise extreme caution and wear hiking shoes. Children must be supervised at all times. Trail conditions may be slippery when wet or icy depending on weather conditions.

Explore Trough Creek for detailed trail descriptions.

Warriors Path State Park
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3 miles of trails

The trails traverse through woods and field areas with the degree of difficulty ranging from easy to moderate. Please wear fluorescent orange when hiking during hunting seasons.

Whipple Dam State Park
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1 miles of trails

The trails connect to Rothrock State Forest trails.

East


Archbald Pothole State Park
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0.5 mile of trail

A small loop trail starting at the wayside follows an old coal mine tram road passed rock ledges and through a forest.

Beltzville State Park
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15 miles of trails

The trails of Beltzville State Park follow wooded paths, old roads and mowed walkways through forests, creek valleys, fields and by the lake. Saw Mill Trail, which is just west of the dam breast, offers a diverse historical hike. The trail passes the remains of a gristmill raceway, a dam and gateways, small ponds, a slate quarry from the 1700s, a wetland and a stream. The trails vary in length. A short description of each trail can be found in the "Beltzville Trail Guide," which is available at the park office.

Benjamin Rush State Park
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3.5 miles of trails

The gravel, multi-use trails wander through forest and open fields and connect to the Fairmont Park system and local neighborhoods.

Big Pocono State Park
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8.5 miles of trails

Since Big Pocono State Park is a mountaintop, most of the trails have steep grades. Some trails are extremely steep with rough grades. Inexperienced hikers might want to contact the Tobyhanna State Park office for more information before hiking. South Trail and the North Trail Lower Loop are open to mountain bikes and horses. South Trail and the North Trail Lower Loop are open to mountain bikes and horses. North and South trails extend down the east side of the mountain. They are steep and rugged, offering experienced hikers a challenging 600-foot elevation change in under a mile. For an easier hike, try the upper loop of South Trail along the south face of the mountain and Indian Trail, which forms a 1.3-mile loop from Rim Road. North Trail Lower Loop connects the lower end of South Trail back to the North Trail via a portion of the old railroad grade, which is fairly flat. Indian Trail offers a great vista from the eastern cliffs, visible from I-80 and points in Tannersville and Scotrun. Visitors may also connect to South Trail midway across the south face section from Parking Lot 3 using Vista Trail for a shorter loop.

Delaware Canal State Park
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60 miles of trails

The 60-mile long Delaware Canal towpath runs from Easton to Bristol and is a National Recreation Trail. Once trod by mule teams pulling cargo-laden boats along the canal, the towpath is used today by walkers, joggers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers and bird watchers. For 30 miles, the Delaware Canal towpath parallels New Jersey's D&R Canal towpath, separated only by the Delaware River. Six bridges link the two trails.

Evansburg State Park
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6 miles of trails

Most portions of the trails are easy walking with some sections of moderate difficulty.

Fort Washington State Park
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3.5 miles of trails

Moderate difficulty trails wander through forest and open fields.

Frances Slocum State Park
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13 miles of trails

Trails pass through forests, fields and by the lake. The Frances Slocum Trail passes the rock shelter where American Indians temporarily held Frances Slocum captive.

Explore Frances Slocum for detailed trail descriptions.

French Creek State Park
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35 miles of trails

The hiking trails of the park explore forests, fields and the edge of the lake. More than 35 miles of well-marked trails cover a large portion of the park’s 7,730 acres. Hikers at French Creek have a wide variety of opportunities for quiet reflection, nature study and physical challenge. Trailhead parking is located in many convenient areas. For the safety of all park users please keep dogs leashed and under physical control while in the park.

Explore French Creek for detailed trail descriptions. 

Gouldsboro State Park
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10 miles of trails

The rugged terrain Gouldsboro makes for challenging but rewarding hiking. All trails are blazed.

Explore Gouldsboro for detailed trail descriptions.

Hickory Run State Park
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43 miles of trails

The trails lead through areas rich in historic and scenic interest. This is especially true from mid-June until mid-July when the mountain laurel and rhododendron are in bloom and again in mid-October at the height of the fall foliage.

Explore Hickory Run for a detailed mileage chart.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
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18.5 miles of trails

The network of trails makes the center’s fields, woodlands and streams accessible to both students and the casual visitor. These facilities are for use by hikers, all-terrain bikers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. Non-hunters should wear blaze orange during hunting seasons.

Lackawanna State Park
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18 miles of trails

A series of looping trails limited to foot traffic wander through the campground and day use areas of the park. Additional multi-use trails explore forests, fields, lakeshore areas and woodland streams.

Lehigh Gorge State Park
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26 miles of trails

The Lehigh Gorge Trail, which is 26 miles of abandoned railroad grade, follows the river throughout the park providing opportunities for hiking, bicycling, sight-seeing and photography. The Lehigh Gorge Trail is closed to motor vehicles. Parking areas are provided in White Haven, Rockport and Glen Onoko. Very limited parking is available at Lehigh Tannery. Hikers need to be aware that the Gorge is a natural area that possesses natural hazards like steep and treacherous terrain and fast-moving water. Hikers must protect themselves from life-threatening accidents. You are responsible for you and your family's safety. Wear proper hiking shoes and use extreme caution when hiking in the gorge.

Locust Lake State Park
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6.75 miles of trails

Trails wander through forest and up hills.

Explore Locust Lake for detailed trail descriptions.

Marsh Creek State Park
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6 miles of trails

The trails explore a variety of habitats including forest, field and wetlands.

Memorial Lake State Park
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2 miles of trails

The open nature of the park allows visitors to take casual walks through most of the park. Scenic views of the lake provide a tranquil setting, especially during spring and autumn. All hiking trails are easy walking due to the flat and wide stone surface.

Explore Memorial Lake for detailed trail descriptions.

Nescopeck State Park
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19 miles of trails

Many of the trails begin along Honey Hole Road. Visitors can discover the unique habitats in the park on trails that traverse forests, fields and wetlands. Several trails lead to and parallel beautiful Nescopeck Creek.

Neshaminy State Park
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4 miles of trails

Trails folow the shoreline and give views of the river with its boating traffic and explore the tidal marsh.

Explore Neshaminy for a detailed trail descriptions.

Nockamixon State Park
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3 miles of hiking trails

The hiking trails of the park explore forests, fields and the edge of the lake. For the safety of all park users please keep dogs leashed and under physical control while in the park.

Explore Nockamixon for a detailed trail descriptions.

The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
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5 miles of trails

Nolde Forest encompasses more than 665 acres of deciduous woodlands and coniferous plantations. A network of trails makes the center's streams, ponds and diverse habitats accessible to both students and casual visitors. There is a short, ADA accessible trail by the mansion.

Norristown Farm Park
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8 miles of trails

Most trails are paved and used for walking, rollerblading and bicycling. NOTICE: There are no park roads or trails open to equestrian use.

Promised Land State Park
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50 miles of trails

There are about 50 miles of hiking trails in Promised Land State Park and the surrounding state forest, providing access to many natural scenic places. Hike Bruce Lake Road to a natural glacial lake, or see the little waterfalls along Little Falls Trail, or walk a loop around Conservation Island. Splendid opportunities exist for nature study, relaxation and exploration.

The trails lead through areas rich in historic and scenic interest. This is especially true from mid-June until mid-July when the mountain laurel and rhododendron are in bloom and again in mid-October at the height of the fall foliage.

Prompton State Park
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26 miles of trails

The hiking trails are a mix of rocky paths and smooth forest floor. Most trails are rated more difficult to difficult hiking.

Ralph Stover State Park
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1 mile of trails

The easy walking trails pass through many habitats and pass near the millrace.

Ricketts Glen State Park
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26 miles of trails

Trails vary from fairly level to very steep hills and pass old growth forest and waterfalls. The 26 miles of trails are a prime attraction of the park.

Explore Ricketts Glen for detailed trail descriptions.

Ridley Creek State Park
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13 miles of trails

The trails pass through a variety of habitats throughout the central portion of the park.

Salt Springs State Park
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12.75 miles of trails

The trails pass through old growth forest, overlook the gorge and meander through various habitats.

Explore Salt Springs for detailed trail descriptions.

Swatara State Park
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15 miles of trails

Swatara has a section of the Appalachian Trail and ten miles of multi-use trails.

Explore Swatara for detailed trail descriptions.

Tobyhanna State Park
  park map

5.4 miles of trails

Explore Tobyhanna for detailed trail descriptions.

Tuscarora State Park
  park map

9 miles of trails

The trails wander through several habitats like mature deciduous forest, meadow and agricultural fields.

Explore Tuscarora for detailed trail descriptions.

Tyler State Park
  park map

23 miles of trails
 

The trails give excellent views of the park and surrounding countryside. You can take a short walk or a long hike covering many miles. Several parking lots near the outer perimeter of the park allow access to remote areas and trails.

Hikers are permitted on all trails. Gravel hiking trails to the east of Neshaminy Creek link each picnic area. If you want a longer hike, cross over Neshaminy Creek to the west side of the park via the causeway at the center of the park. There you will find most of the park’s bicycle and equestrian trails.

Explore Tyler for a more information.

Varden Conservation Area
  park map

7.35 miles of trails

The Varden Conservation Area offers a variety of short hiking trails through farm fields, forests and wetlands. Please stay on the trails and respect private property.

Explore Varden for detailed trail descriptions.

White Clay Creek Preserve
  park map

5 miles of trails

Hiking trails explore the habitats of the park and tie in with trails in the White Clay Creek Preserve in Delaware.

Worlds End State Park
  park map

20 miles of trails

The over 20 miles of hiking trails of Worlds End State Park are mostly rocky with steep sections that climb the surrounding mountains. Hikers should wear proper footgear and be extra cautious in the winter and spring when trail surfaces can be frozen or icy.

Explore Worlds End for detailed trail descriptions.

West


Clear Creek State Park
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25 miles of trails

The trails begin in the scenic Clear Creek Valley and follow the Clarion River and wander across the surrounding hillsides to several scenic overlooks. Rhododendron and mountain laurel abound throughout the park and many varieties of wildlife, including deer, bear, turkey and grouse inhabit the park.

The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Cook Forest State Park
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29 miles of trails

From the depths of the Forest Cathedral to the heights of Seneca point, the trails of Cook Forest State Park explore diverse landscapes and habitats.

Explore Cook Forest for trail descriptions.

Erie Bluffs State Park

 

The trails wander through the forests of the park.

Hillman State Park

2 miles of trails

The trails wander through the forests of the park.

Jennings Environmental Education Center


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5 miles of trails

Jennings offers many hiking opportunities with over five miles of trails that traverse varying terrain and diverse habitats. Visitors may walk through over 300 acres of forest and prairie. The trail system is designed as a series of loops, with trail signs at every intersection making it possible to choose a variety of hiking experiences. Trails are designed for foot traffic only. Bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited. Pets are permitted but must remain on a leash at all times. Some trails are appropriate for cross-country skiing.

Explore Jennings for detailed trail descriptions.

Keystone State Park


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6 miles of trails

The six miles of trails are open year-round for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. All trails are rated from easy to moderate with parking available at most of the trailheads. All trails are foot traffic only, except for Lakeside Trail, which is open to bikes.

Explore Keystone for detailed trail descriptions.

Kooser State Park


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1 mile of trails

The Kincora Trail is a popular trail named in honor of an Irish priest. Many short trails are in the day use area and cross-country ski trails are also available for hiking.

Laurel Hill State Park
  park map

12 miles of trails

The hiking trails of Laurel Hill State Park are listed according to difficulty, arranged from the easiest to the most difficult. Most trails are wide, easily followed and, therefore, not color blazed. Where deemed necessary, blazes are yellow.

Explore Laurel Hill for detailed trail descriptions.

Laurel Ridge State Park
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  park map south

70 miles of trails

This major 70-mile hiking and backpacking trail from Ohiopyle to near Johnstown is the main feature of the park. The trail traverses state parks, state forests, state game lands, other public lands and private lands. The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail is open year round and is blazed approximately every 100 feet with 2" and 5" yellow blazes. Side trails are marked with blue blazes. Mileage monuments are every mile.

Explore Laurel Ridge for more information.

Laurel Summit State Park
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Laurel Summit State Park is a trailhead for many miles of trails in Forbes State Forest.

Linn Run State Park
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6.25 miles of trails              park map

Many of Linn Run’s hiking trails connect to many miles of trails in the Forbes State Forest.

Explore Linn Run for detailed trail descriptions.

Maurice K. Goddard State Park
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14 miles of trails              park map

Trails explore vistas of  the lake, forests and wetlands.

Explore Maurice K. Goddard for detailed trail desriptions.

McConnells Mill State Park
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11 miles of trails              park map

Rugged trails traverse the gorge. Please wear appropriate clothing, including boots. For your safety and to protect the resource, Please Stay on the Trails.

Explore McConnells Mill for detailed trail descriptions.

Moraine State Park
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29.6 miles of trails              park map

The trails explore many habitats and are part of the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Explore Moraine for detailed trail descriptions.

Ohiopyle State Park
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79 miles of trails              park map

The hiking trails at Ohiopyle showcase the spectacular scenery of the Laurel Highlands. There is a wide variety of hiking trails from short day hikes to challenging backpacking. Always bring a map and water and wear sturdy shoes when hiking.

Explore Ohiopyle for detailed trail desciptions.

Oil Creek State Park
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52 miles of trails              park map

The hiking and interpretive trails lead visitors through areas rich in historic and scenic interest. Trail maps and information are available at the park office.

Explore Oil Creek for detailed trail descriptions.

Point State Park
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Visitors walk along paved promenades on the riverfront and to overlooks for dramatic views of Pittsburgh, its busy waterways, scenic hillsides and many bridges. Natural landscaping and a 100-foot tall fountain enhance the beauty of this unique park at the “Forks of the Ohio.”

Presque Isle State Park
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23 miles of trails

There are approximately 11 miles of hiking trails at the park, in addition to the 12-mile paved multi-purpose trail. Bicycling and in-line skating are not permitted on hiking trails. Due to fluctuating lake levels, portions of trails may be seasonally flooded and not passable without appropriate footwear.

Explore Presque Isle for detailed trail desriptions.

Pymatuning State Park
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7 miles of trails

There are trails near Tuttle and Jamestown campgrounds, and the abandoned railroad grade on the Spillway is a flat, wide trail.

Raccoon Creek State Park
  park map

44 miles of trails

The park offers a wide variety of hiking options to meet the needs of the casual day hiker as well as the overnight backpacker looking for a challenge within a wilderness setting.

Explore Raccoon Creek for detailed trail descriptions.

Ryerson Station State Park
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13 miles of trails

The trails allow visitors to explore the park on foot and on cross-country skis in winter. The trails traverse many habitats, like mature forests, wet valley bottoms, evergreen plantations and fields in ecological succession. Most trails are wide, easily followed and therefore not color-blazed. Where deemed necessary, blazes are yellow. Contact the park office for detailed trail descriptions.

Yellow Creek State Park
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5 miles of trails

Laurel Run Trail is a 0.5-mile loop which starts at the park office. This easy hike is especially beautiful in the spring when wildflowers abound. Ridgetop Trail is a challenging 2-mile trail. It begins in the beach/day-use area and winds through a variety of habitats. Damsite Trail is a 2.5-mile trail that offers a view of the Yellow Creek Dam. To drive to this trailhead, follow PA 259 south from the park office. After taking a right turn on PA 259 toward Brush Valley, turn onto Hoffman Road, the second road on the right. This road ends at a small parking area where Damsite Trail begins.