hiking

Allegany State Park's 65,000 acres is known for its primitive forested valleys, un-glaciated landscape, fall leaves and wildlife. The two developed areas, Red House and Quaker, make this the largest state park in the system. Both areas offer sand beaches, picnic areas, museums, hiking trails and naturalist walks. Walkers and bicycle riders take advantage of the 5 miles of paved trails around Red House. The Art Roscoe Ski Touring Area has some of the finest groomed cross country skiing and mountain bike trails in the Northeast. Snowmobilers are attracted to Allegany State Park for its 90 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and over 150 winterized cabins. Other activities include bird watching, picnicking, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing, canoeing, and horseback riding. Visitors looking for anything from a weekend retreat to an extended vacation are able to choose from Allegany State Park's 424 campsites, 375 cabins and three group camps available for rental. There are year round vacation rental cottages that are fully equipped with the latest conveniences located in both the Red House and Quaker areas. The seven Fancher Cottages are located in the southern part of the Allegany State park, adjacent to Quaker Run Creek and offer guests a unique camping experience. Named for Senator Albert T. Fancher, the "Father of Allegany State Park," each Fancher Cottage (located in the historic Quaker Area of the park) has a bathroom with shower, refrigerator, counter-top range and microwave. The fully accessible cottages sleep six, are furnished and stocked with pillows, bedding, cooking utensils, dishes and coffeemakers. In addition, each cottage has a grill and picnic table outside. Reminiscent of a classic hunting lodge, the Pitt Cottage in the Red House Area offers the same amenities as the Fancher Cottages. One outstanding feature of the Pitt Cottage is its gas burning stone fireplace. Located on Allegany State Park Rte. 2, the cottage is adjacent to Congdon Trail and three miles from the Administration Building. Pitt Cottage is not handicapped accessible.

mountain biking
13 days ago

The downhill portion of the trails r a blast and the up hills are an incredible accomplishment.

Great trail without the leaves you can enjoy quite the view

my 1st trail in ASP. Arrived late in day so no fee.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, well marked. Only saw a couple of people. Beware of the acorns in the fall!!!! Would definitely come back and walk it again.

Definitely a good trail- very nice hike. I would rate this trail as moderate in difficulty.

tough initial climb, relatively simple hike across ridge thereafter. few spectacular views, but a solid hike.

Good range of terrains, secluded trail, beautiful forest scenery. Trail spans 3 mountains with several good ascents and descents. I would rate challenge level as moderate. Get out and hike!

Nice trail first mile is basically all uphill. Great views in the spring or fall of quaker lake and the allegheny reservoir!!

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail. Scenery is your standard Allegheny forest, with some quite pretty patches of woods, larger rocks, and creeks. We didn't encounter too much mud, but I can see how it would be an issue if it's rained recently.

5 months ago

This trail is called the beehunter trail and is well marked once you are on the trail. When the trail ends you will have to find the bike path to follow to get back to your car but it's only about a half a mile away. I would recommend this hike.

Best hikes!! Bear caves and thunder rocks are a must see!!

awesome trail, solo hike saw no one.

hiking
7 months ago

very nice, some difficult slopes, lots of deer sightings, many photo shots.

snowshoeing
9 months ago

Nice trail, we didn't do the whole trail. The group I was in we went straight up from our cabins to a trail marker.

hiking
11 months ago

2.5 mile loop and 700 ft elevation change is all you need to know. The halfway point is a 2000 ft peak. 1 mile up, 1 mile down. I went when there was 2 inches of snow and it was 24 degrees. Not much to see, but well marked.

Ran the 22k adventure run a few times here. Very runnable trails with the last 2.5 miles is straight up hill to the finish.

Very steep! Not too good for backpacking with overnight bags.

hiking
1 year ago

I'm not aware of a specifically "10.9 mile trail" in Allegany SP, but there are indeed several hiking trails in the Red House Lake area. We hiked about 10 miles, there-and-back, on the section of the North Country Trail passing through Allegany, accessing it via the Conservation Trail, which starts right behind the Red House Administration Building. This was a moderate hike, with a steady but gradual initial climb and mostly undulating terrain after that. Trails were well-marked. The tree canopy is very dense here, so there's not much understory, which is great for wildlife viewing--we were able to spot and observe a young bear quietly foraging more than 50 yards away. Official trail map here: http://enchantedmountains.com/files/downloads/map/2014-asp-visitors-map-reduced.pdf