There are a vast number of trails in Pennsylvaina for hiking, biking and backpacking enthusiasts. We could not cover them all as trails are always in transition, a state of ever lasting change. New trails are formed, old ones are added on to and it is difficult to address the whole state. 

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Download a copy of Primitive Backpack Camping Guidelines and Ethics distributed by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. It contains the regulations for primitive backpack camping within our state forest districts. Please remember, in the back country you are on your own. Please be prepared to take care of yourself and the back country enviroment. 
 

The DCNR (Department ofConservation and Natural Resources) has updated their site that includes a new Pennsylvania Online Rails-to-Trails Guide with interactive maps, photographs of the rails trails and an abundance of information free for public use. This includes a total number of Open Rail Trails: 95. There are 968.6 miles of open trail, 101.5 miles under construction, and 654 miles in proposal phase. "Contained in this web site is information on Rails-Trails open to the public, under construction, and proposed. DCNR will periodically update this site as information comes into us from our many trail partners." ... DCNR 
In the near future all trails included in the Rails-to-Trails projects will carry the DCNR insignia  with the link to their respective page for more information.
Hiking trails have been developed in all 20 Forest Districts. Hiking trails are divided into four categories: National Scenic, State Forest Hiking Trails, local district trails and interpretive tails. For more information on hiking trails, contact the Recreation Section at (717) 783-7941 or forestrecreation@state.pa.us. Infomation can also be found within individual State Forest pages.
State Forest Trails Award - Award given to any hiker who completes the entire 780 miles of the State Forest Hiking Trail system. Our recognition program operates on the honor system, assuming those individuals who apply for award status, have truly hiked the 18 State Forest Hiking Trails in their entirety. 
Sequence of trails hiked, direction, speed, and length of time are not considered as part of this application nor the program. Hikers completing the trail system will be awarded a certificate, patch and ceremonial walking stick at the Keystone Trails Associationís annual dinner each fall. 
ANF Forests Notes: There is a network of over 50 trails in the Allegheny National Forest . For a complete up to date trail condition report in *pdf format, please click here.
There are over 600 campsites, 6 boat launches, 6 canoe access sites, 2 nationally designated wildernesses and many miles of hiking, snowmobiling and ATV trails. Download recreation map of the entire Allegheny Forest Region for Campgrounds, Trails, Rec Areas 
Elk State Forest: Contains six major trail systems with over 136 miles of hiking.
Download Peublo National USA Trail Map showing all National Trails across the United States in PDF format.
National ScenicTrails
Trail Name Forest District & State Park Within Miles Download Forest Info Download Trail Info Download Maps Only
Appalachian National Scenic Trail Michaux State Forest  37 Michaux-Forest PDF
south-michauxSF_map.pdf
5-page guide /trail map

App-Nat-Trail 

Pennsylvaina Section Only*pdf or 
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All sections
Weiser State Forest  4 Weis-Forest.PDF 5-page guide /trail map

App-Nat-Trail 

Pennsylvaina Section Only*pdforbeautiful color Gif
All sections
Delaware State Forest
Promised Land State Park


Big Pocono State Park 
Gouldsboro State Park 
Tobyhanna State Park 
6 Del-Forest.PDF 5-page guide /trail map

App-Nat-Trail 

Pennsylvaina Section Only*pdforbeautiful color Gif
All sections
North Country National Scenic Trail Clear Creek State Forest 
Clear Creek State Park
1 not available
14-page guide / trail maps-pa section only-pdf format NCT trail Map ONLY-Pa Section
clearcreek_park_map.pdf
Laurel Highlands National Scenic Trail Forbes State Forest
Laurel Ridge State Park


Kooser State Park 
Laurel Hill State Park 
Linn Run State Park 
Laurel Mountain State Park
Ohiopyle State Park 
12 Forbes-Forest.PDF 6-page guide-info only

Laurel Highlands NST

laurelridgenorth_map.pdf
laurelridgesouth_map.pdf
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State Forest Hiking Trails State Forest Hiking Trails State Forest Hiking Trails State Forest Hiking Trails State Forest Hiking Trails
Trail Name Forest District & State Park Within Miles Download Forest Info Download Trail Info & Maps Download Maps Only
Black Forest Trail Tiadaghton State Forest 
Ravensburg State Park
Susquehanna State Park 
42 Tiad-Forest.PDF 2-page guide-info only

Black-Forest-Trail.PDF

Black Forest Trail Map
Bucktail Path Elk State Forest 
Bucktail State Park
34 Elk-Forest.PDF For photos and GPS coordinates for this trail, please visit Zinnware
Bucktail-Path Info only
bucktail-trail-map.pdf
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4 page pdf complete map
bucktail_park_map.pdf
Chuck Keiper Trail Sproul State Forest 
(south side)
Kettle Creek State Park
Hyner Run State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
50 Sproul-Forest.PDF CK-Trail.PDF
maps+info
keiper_maps.zip
complete maps from dcnr
Donut Hole Trail Sproul State Forest
(north side)
Kettle Creek State Park
Hyner Run State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
90 Sproul-Forest.PDF Donut Hole Trail.PDF
3-page guide-info only
Donut Hole.zip
complete maps from dcnr
Baker Trail Kittaning State Forest 
Clear Creek State Park
Cook Forest State Park
1 kitt-Forest.PDF Baker Trail.PDF

4-page guide with all information resources left intact with small.bmp

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Golden Eagle Trail Tiadaghton State Forest
Little Pine State Park
Ravensburg State Park
Susquehanna State Park
9 Tiad-Forest.PDF Golden Eagle Trail.PDF
Info only
GoldenEagle_map.bmp
John P. Saylor Trail Gallitzin State Forest 
Laurel Ridge State Park 
Blue Knob State Park 
18 Gallitz-Forest.PDF John P.PDF

2-page Guide
Trail info only

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JPSaylor_map.zip
Lost Turkey Trail Gallitzin State Forest 
Laurel Ridge State Park 
Blue Knob State Park 
9 Gallitz-Forest.PDF Lost Turkey Trail.PDF

2-page Guide
Trail info only

Lost Turkey_map.zip
Loyalsock Trail Tiadaghton State Forest
Little Pine State Park
Ravensburg State Park
Susquehanna State Park
15 Tiad-Forest.PDF Loyalsock Trail.PDF

2-page Guide/map
 

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Wyoming State Forest  33 Wyo-Forest.PDF Loyalsock Trail.PDF

2-page Guide/map

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Mid-State Trail Buchanan State Forest
Cowans Gap State Park 
Buchanans Birthplace Historical Park
15 Buchanan-Forest.PDF Mid-State Trail.PDF

4-page guide
Trail info only

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Rothrock State Forest 
Greenwood Furnace State Park
Penn Roosevelt State Park
Trough Creek State Park
Whipple Dam State Park
43 Roth-Forest.PDF Mid-State Trail.PDF

4-page guide
Trail info only

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Bald Eagle State Forest 
Poe Valley State Park
R. B. Winter State Park
Reeds Gap State Park
Snyder-Middleswarth State Park

53 BE-Forest.PDF Mid-State Trail.PDF

4-page guide
Trail info only

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MS-Trail-segment17
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Tiadaghton State Forest
Little Pine State Park
Ravensburg State Park
Susquehanna State Park
56 Tiad-Forest.PDF Mid-State Trail.PDF

4-page guide
Trail info only

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MS-Trail-segment17
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Tioga State Forest 
Colton Point State Park
Hills Creek State Park 
6 Tioga-Forest.PDF Mid-State Trail.PDF

4-page guide
Trail info only

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MS-Trail-segment17
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Old Loggers Path Tiadaghton State Forest
Little Pine State Park
Ravensburg State Park
Susquehanna State Park
27 Tiad-Forest.PDF Old Loggers.PDF

4-page guide-trail information only

logger_map.zip
Pinchot Trail Lackawanna State Forest  23 Lack-Forest.PDF Pinchot Trail.PDF

2-page information only

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Pinchot-Trailhead.zip
Pinchot Trail_maps.zip

DCNR
Quehanna Trail Moshannon State Forest 
Parker Dam State Park
S.B. Elliott State Park
Black Moshannon State Park
58 Mosh-Forest.PDF Quehanna Trail Information Only Quehanna_maps.zip
Elk State Forest 
Bucktail State Park
17 Elk-Forest.PDF Quehanna Trail Information Only Quehanna_maps.zip
Rocky Knob Trail Michaux State Forest  4 Michaux-Forest PDF

south-michauxSF_map.pdf

Rocky Knob Trail.PDF

info and map

Rocky Knob Map Only
Susquehannock Trail Susquehannock State Forest  83 Susq-Forest.PDF Susquehannock Trail.PDF
2-page guide information only
Rhododendron Trail Map - Susquehannock
cpp_map.pdf
Thunder Swamp Trail Delaware State Forest
Promised Land State Park


Big Pocono State Park 
Gouldsboro State Park 
Tobyhanna State Park 
26 Del-Forest.PDF Thunder Swamp.PDF

2-page guide information only

Thunder_maps.zip
Tuscarora Trail Buchanan State Forest 
Cowans Gap State Park 
Buchanans Birthplace Historical Park
15 Buchanan-Forest.PDF Tuscarora-Trail.PDF tuscarora_map.pdf
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Tuscarora State Forest 
Colonel Denning State Park
Big Spring State Park
Little Buffalo State Park
Fowlers Hollow State Park
23 Tusc-Forest.PDF Tuscarora-Trail.PDF tuscarora_map.pdf
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 West Rim Trail Tioga State Forest 
Colton Point State Park
Hills Creek State Park 
30 Tioga-Forest.PDF West Rim.PDF

3-page guide
Trail info only

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WRim-Trails_map.zip

All sections of West Rim Trails-dcnr maps

We do our best to gather all public trail information available from public sites and place it in one area for your convenience. We know there are many trails not mentioned that we are not aware of or do not have access to. Please send us any information you have on any trails and we will add it to its respective page and keep them updated. mailto: trailmaster@pa-conservation.org

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