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Trails

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Warren County's trails are world-renowned for the natural beauty and the wide variety of uses. Whether you plan on going for a comfortable stroll or a hardcore workout, we have the places and opportunities for you!

Hiking

Snowmobile

Biking

Equestrian

ATV

X-C Skiing

Hiking

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Located in the Cornplanter State Forest, Anders Run covers 96 acres and contains old growth specimens of white pine, hemlock, and hardwoods, some of which are 400 years old. The "Little Stone House in the Hollow," built in 1841 and once part of the formerly lavish Irvine-Newbold Estate is near the southern end. 

Location: Irvine, PA

Distance: 2 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

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Perfect for a leisurely walk with the kids and a dog or by yourself, the trail snakes on maintained gravel paths and through the woods along the quiet Brokenstraw Creek. 

Location: Youngsville, PA

Distance: 2 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

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The Audubon Community Nature Center is a flat and easy walk through the woods, around many ponds, and through fields. Along the way are lookout towers, binoculars, decks, benches, and even a nature playground. The hiker is likely to encounter a variety of critters including otters and various bird species. 

Location: Jamestown, NY

Distance: 4.6 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

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A popular camping location in the Allegheny National Forest, the Buckaloons is on the grounds of a former Native American village. The little Irvine Run trickles alongside the path and guides the hiker to the larger Brokenstraw Creek.

Location: Irvine, PA

Distance: 1 Mile

Difficulty: Easy

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Chapman State Park is your one-stop spot for an outdoor experience any time of year with areas for swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, cycling, hiking, picnicking, and camping are at your fingertips. Trails take the hiker by streams, over bridges (including a swinging bridge), up and down hills, through various types of forests, and even on a story walk. Bring your camera!

Location: Clarendon, PA

Distance: All trails total 12 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

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One of the few remaining old-growth forests, Hearts Content is known for the 400-year-old white pines. While much of the area was once clear-cut, Hearts Content remained. Through the efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the campground, picnic area, and pavilion brought the area back to life. 

Location: Cherry Grove area, PA

Distance: Trails total 12 Miles

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

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Ancient boulders and multiple overlooks that span for miles. What more could you ask for? Jakes Rocks is one of the area's most photographed locations and known for excellent mountain biking trails going over 35 miles. Trails at Jakes Rocks was named Pennsylvania's Trail of the Year in 2024!

Location: Kinzua, PA

Distance: 35 Miles

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

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A more serene hike there could not be. In late spring/early summer, Morrison Trail is fantastic for those looking for mountain laurel, Pennsylvania's state flower. Some parts of the trail are steep. The trail leads to the Allegheny Reservoir's Morrison Campground, one of the few campgrounds that are designed for boat access.  

Location: Kinzua, PA

Distance: 12.6 Miles

Difficulty: Difficult

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Take one short trail or all 6 to get the whole experience. Trails through the pines and hardwood forests take the hiker along the babbling Hatch Run and up to the top of the hill where there is a catch-and-release fishing pond. Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area is part of the Warren County Conservation District and is often used for educational activities.

Location: North Warren

Distance: 4.8 Miles

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

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Maintained to be a primitive trail, Hickory Creek Wilderness Trail affords the original wilderness experience. Trails twist and turn through the Allegheny National Forest and by large boulders.

Location: Tidioute area, PA

Distance: 12 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate

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Minister Creek is best left to the experienced hiker due to its steep and winding terrain. The trail is known for its stunning panoramic view at the beginning or end of the trail (depending on which way you go at the start). Large boulders and streams make for a fun adventure. Minister Creek connects with the North County National Scenic Trail.

Location: Southwest of Sheffield, PA

Distance: 10 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

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Going all the way from North Dakota to Vermont, the North Country National Scenic Trail cuts through Warren County with many possible trailheads.

Location: North Dakota to Vermont

Distance: 96 Miles (locally)

Difficulty: Moderate

One of Warren County's most recognizable and iconic views is located at Rimrock. The stunning overlooks are but a short walk from the upper parking lot just off of Route 59. Those who venture farther down can experience the famous stone stairs between the ancient boulders and jaw-dropping views of towering rocks.

Location: Kinzua, PA

Distance: 1.3 Miles

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Biking

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This paved "Rails to Trails" runs along the scenic Conewango Creek and Route 62 between Warren and North Warren where the old DAV&P Railroad traveled and even has, along the way, the original train station, now converted to a restaurant. If one looks closely along the banks of the creek, you can see remnants of foundations from oil refineries from the days of the oil boom. This trail is short, easy, and popular with cyclists, walkers, joggers, and families out for a stroll.

Location: Warren

Distance: 3 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

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One of the few remaining old-growth forests, Hearts Content is known for the 400-year-old white pines. The area was the site of efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). With the inherent untouched terrain, it is recommended for hiking or for an experienced biker. 

Location: Cherry Grove area, PA

Distance: Trails total 12 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

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This trail in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest is designed for hiking, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking and offers a variety of challenges as it drops from the plateau to the Allegheny River. Tanbark connects to Hearts Content and the North Country National Scenic Trail allowing for a long ride if desired.

Location: Tidioute/Cherry Grove

Distance: 8.8 Miles

Difficulty: Difficult

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HRCDA is considered a "rustic" mountain biking experience. The trails can be narrow and winding and provide a great nature outing. Take one trail or all 6 to get the whole experience. Trails through the pines and hardwood forests abut the babbling Hatch Run and go up to the top of the hill where there is a catch-and-release fishing pond. Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area is part of the Warren County Conservation District and is often used for educational activities.

Location: North Warren

Distance: 4.8 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate

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Remote, quiet, peaceful. In late spring/early summer, Morrison Trail is fantastic for those looking for mountain laurel, Pennsylvania's state flower. Some parts of the trail are steep. The trail leads to the Allegheny Reservoir's Morrison Campground, one of the few campgrounds that are designed for boat access.  

Location: Kinzua, PA

Distance: 12.6 Miles

Difficulty: Difficult

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Ancient boulders and multiple overlooks that span for miles on award-winning trails. What more could you ask for?  Trails at Jakes Rocks is one of the area's most photographed locations and known for excellent mountain biking trails going over 35 miles. Trails at Jakes Rocks was named Pennsylvania's Trail of the Year in 2024!

Location: Kinzua, PA

Distance: 35 Miles

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

ATV

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Rocky Gap is designed specifically for the ATV and is divided into 2 loops, one moderate and one difficult. Click the title to visit the official ANF website with up-to-date details including if the trail is open for the season. 

Location: Pleasant Township

Distance: 23.1 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

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Timberline Trail interconnects with many trails and offers plenty of trail to use your ATV. The trailhead has access to the trails, parking lot, unloading/loading ramp, restroom, rustic campsites, and signage. 

Location: Route 948

Distance: 39 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

*Click here to find all you need to know about off-roading in the Allegheny National Forest.

Snowmobile

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The Allegheny National Forest offers adventure year-round including opportunities for snowmobiling when weather permits. Click the Allegheny National Forest link above for all of the details!

Download the official map here!

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Chapman State Park serves as a trailhead for over 300 miles of trails in the Allegheny National Forest. 

Equestrian

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Horseback riding is allowed in many places across the Allegheny National Forest, particularly on ATV and snowmobile trails.

The Flying W Ranch is home to the Allegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo and offers the horse enthusiast a wide variety of opportunities. Their famous restaurant will fill your bellies after a fun day in the outdoors.

685 Flying W Ranch Road, Tionesta, PA

Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch provides maintained equestrian trails, camping opportunities, cabins, and rodeo events.

2516 Economite Road, Tidioute, PA

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This Christian-based western ranch gives a family-friendly taste of the Old West. 

101 Rodeo Drive, Spring Creek, PA

X-C Skiing

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Four miles of the Chapman State Park trails are groomed for X-C skiing. The trails connect to ski trails in the Allegheny National Forest and State Game Lands 29.

The ultimate primitive wilderness experience.

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Tanbark connects to the Hearts Content and North Country National Scenic Trails.

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Three separate loops run through the virgin forest. A perfectly peaceful escape.

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The North Country National Scenic Trail stretches through many states and cuts right through Warren County, connecting to many trails in our region.

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