Backpacking


Currently, there are four parks that allow backpacking and overnight hikes -- Laurel Ridge, Moraine, Oil Creek and Raccoon Creek. These parks provide backpacking trails with overnight trailside shelters or sites. You must pre-register to hike and camp overnight.


Laurel Ridge State Park, Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail
Trail mileage within park: 70 miles
Total trail mileage: 70 miles
Number of overnight sites: 8
Number of shelters per site: 5
Number of tent spaces per site: 25
Amenities available: firewood, fireplaces, fire rings and pit toilets
Amenities NOT available: Check in at park office for availability of water
Pets allowed: yes
Reserve sites: 11 months in advance through reservePA

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Ohiopyle State Park, Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail
Ohiopyle is the southern entrance to the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

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Moraine State Park, North Country National Scenic Trail
Trail mileage within (McConnells Mill, Moraine and Jennings): 25.9 miles, Trail mileage within just Moraine = 13.9 miles
Total trail mileage: 4,600 miles
Number of overnight sites: 1  (at Moraine State Park)
Number of shelters per site: 3
Number of tent spaces per site: 0
Amenities available: restroom and firering
Amenities NOT available: firewood and water
Pets allowed: Yes
Reserve sites: 11 months in advance through reservePA

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Oil Creek State Park, Oil Creek/Gerard Hiking Trail
Trail mileage within park: 36 miles
Total trail mileage: 36 miles
Number of overnight sites: 2
Number of shelters per site: 6
Number of tent spaces per site: spaces are available
Amenities available: water (Seasonal April 1 to November 1), firewood (when available), restrooms, picnic table and fireplaces
Amenities NOT available:
Pets allowed: Yes
Reserve sites: 11 months in advance through reservePA

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Raccoon Creek State Park
Backpacking trail loop mileage within park: 44 miles
Number of overnight sites: 2
Number of shelters per site: 5
Number of tent spaces per site: 5
Amenities available: water & pit latrines/port-a-johns available 1/4-mile from campsite, fire ring
Amenities NOT available: firewood (may be purchased at park office)
Pets allowed: Yes
Reserve sites: 11 months in advance through reservePA

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