Hiking in the West
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2 miles of trails
The trails wander through the forests of the park.
5 miles of trails park map
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.
6 miles of trails park map
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.
1 mile of trails park map
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||
12 miles of trails park map
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||
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||
Laurel Summit State Park is a trailhead for many miles of trails in Forbes State Forest.
|Linn Run State Park||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
23 miles of trails park map
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||
7 miles of trails park map
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||
44 miles of trails park map
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||
13 miles of trails park map
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||
5 miles of trails park map
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.