Explore the most popular birding trails in Allegany State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
21 days ago

A nice walk through the woods. Make sure to stop at the fire tower on your way there!

Nice trail and you can be in New York and Pennsylvania at the same time!

28 days ago

Really great hike, quite a steep climb to begin but well worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike! Easy to find. I would say that it is more difficult than moderate. Pretty steep incline a good amount of the way, but something that is quite enjoyable!

on Osgood Trail

2 months ago

Moderate level: well marked; beautiful!

A nice trail, but at about the halfway point it got pretty muddy. Made the 2nd and 3rd mile pretty slow and and challenging. The 1000+ foot elevation change made the hike worthwhile. BTW the posted signs all call this the Bee-hunter trail and it was 6+ miles round trip.

3 months ago

Great hike! Pretty steep uphill for an average hiker, but not incredibly difficult. Great scenery as well.

hiking
3 months ago

Note to travelers who are coming to this trailhead from the north. I highly recommend taking 219 into Bradford Pa. and turn right onto Interstate Parkway. It does appear to take longer to get to the trailhead from the AllTrails app instructions provided us to take (seasonal road) Limestone Rd to Ridge Run to Allegheny State Park Rte 2 to Allegheny State Park Rte 3. However, these roads are extremely rough for regular vehicles (car) and even with going at a snails pace, bottomed out once or twice. Risking car damage and very slow speed it not worth gaining a few minutes. The trail was an easy hike and well marked.

hiking
4 months ago

The trail was quite wet in spots today but very passable. Wear hiking boots and it will be fine. Saw a few wild flowers and heard some birds...pleasant trail.

Beautiful forest trail. There was 12-18 inches of snow on the trail the day we did it, so really slow going. Covered in snow, it was hard in some places to figure out where the trail was. We've done this trail in the summer as well and the trail is easy to find when it's not covered in snow. Note that the trail is marked, both at the trailhead and on the trail markers, as the Beehunter trail. The full loop is also about 6.5 miles rather than 5.3.

great easy trail. really nice for family treks

11 months ago

not quite what I was expecting but a nice short walk through the woods, it was nice!

hiking
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Not much of an actual hiking trail, just a paved path that connects to a few different overlooks. The overlooks have a very nice view of the Allegheny Reservoir down below and in the fall it would be perfect for seeing the leaves change.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Great trail in a beautiful area of the park. Steep climb to start the trail with overall elevation gain for the first half of the trail, with the back half being primarily downhill. Very well defined trail, nearly impossible to get lost. Dirt trail, so it can be very muddy (and will be if it has rained within the past few days), which pushes the difficulty up. Highly recommended.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nice hike though, all the uphill was rough for a beginning hiker. Chipmunks everywhere! We did not see any other wildlife besides LOTS of bugs. Quite a few big rocks for picture taking if hiking in a group. Otherwise, very serene hike. Only a few muddy spots.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Trail is 2.7 miles, not 1.7. Trailhead is a good distance from parking. Wide trail, gentle but frequent hills, currently a few downed trees.

hiking
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nice trail! Kicked my butt as it's pretty much just up 700 feet (in a bit over a mile) and right back on down. The trail itself is not always obvious but the markers are very frequent and easy to follow. I went after some rain and there were only a few muddy sections at around 1800 ft. Chipmunks everywhere! I didn't see another person the entire time on the trail (weekday afternoon in March), and really hardly any people in the entire park.

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pretty fun trail in the woods - easy to enjoy the sounds of songbirds and woodpeckers

hiking
Monday, January 23, 2017

this trail is up the hill around the top and back down. be ready to hike up the mountain!

mountain biking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

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.

Friday, September 23, 2016

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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!

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

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.

Monday, June 27, 2016

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!!

hiking
Thursday, April 28, 2016

awesome trail, solo hike saw no one.

hiking
Thursday, April 28, 2016

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

hiking
Friday, April 15, 2016

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