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Best trails in Buchanan State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Buchanan State Forest, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Buchanan State Forest ranging from 1 to 35.6 miles and from 777 to 2,719 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Tuscarora Trail Loop via Fore Trail and Richmond Trail
Buchanan State Forest
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Mostly simple loop consisting of Lockard Trail, Fore Trail, Tuscarora Trail and Richmond Trail which includes a stop by the Big Mountain overlook view. The first half of Lockard Trail which this routeShow more
#2 - Slideling Hill History Trail
Buchanan State Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Slideling Hill History Trail is a 2.4 mile loop trail located near Wells Tannery, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#3 - Martin Hill Wild Lands
Buchanan State Forest
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
This circuit hike makes use of the Mid-State Trail, Jackson Trail and Fetters Trail.  From the parking area at the crest of Beans Cove Rd, proceed north on on the MST to the communications towers, theShow more
#4 - Tuscarora Trail
Buchanan State Forest
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Length: 35.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
Tuscarora Trail is a 35.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number Show more
#5 - Garlic Trail
Buchanan State Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 59 m
Garlic Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bedford, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#6 - Evitts Mountain Trail
Buchanan State Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Evitts Mountain Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clearville, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilyShow more
#7 - Rose Trail
Buchanan State Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Rose Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bedford, Pennsylvania that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking,Show more
#8 - Hogback Mountain Trail
Buchanan State Forest
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 43 m
Hogback Mountain Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is prShow more
#9 - Tuscarora Trail Loop via Lincoln Trail and Fore Trail
Buchanan State Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Mostly simple loop consisting of Lincoln Trail, Lockard Trail, Fore Trail and Tuscarora Trail. Lockard trail tends to have more muddier portions, but this is on the higher/dryer part of it. All the trShow more
#10 - Log Slide Trail
Buchanan State Forest
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 52 m
Rather steep, but nice short hike up to Tuscarora trail. I had done this right after going up Cameron trail and enjoyed this one way more. The trail is in much better shape (not overgrown), only a litShow more
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