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

this trail is part of the mid state trail. it follows along a riverbank with lots of amazing moss and different kinds of spiders. It was like a magical fairy land. My favorite hike the season by far! I followed this on to other sections of the mid state trail for a nice full day hike.

Nice trail - parts are very rocky - great view at the Mason-Dixon Line.

9 months ago

Not the most exciting of trails, but a nice little stroll, especially for beginners looking for a little incline.

It was a nice spooky late October hike.

hiking
Monday, September 18, 2017

In August 2017 I found the trail to be grown over with mountain laurel and small trees.

hiking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

On 8/23/17 the trail was overgrown and not well marked. Take a machete.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fun trail with some rock gardens. Only 1.25 miles to where it intersects with Sweet Root trail.

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Parked at the beginning of the Tower Road and crossed Aughwick to hit Lincoln Trail, then made a right onto Lockard, which was very clear and not rocky. There was a spring in the middle of Lockard where it meets Fore Trail. I took Fore right and climbed the ridge back to Aughwick Road and followed the road back to my car. Very rocky on Fore Trail

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

This trail can be completed as a loop which totals 3 miles. From the parking lot, pass through the gate at the northeast end of the lot and turn right onto the Mid-State Trail. Follow this decent and cross over Rt 326 to the beginning of the Garlic Trail. At the top of this trail, turn right to follow an old logging road to Blankely Rd (gravel) and turn right. Hike a short distance to scenic vista then turn left and then right to join ATV trail. This section follows the ridge and ends up back at the parking lot. We loved this trail and would hike it again. We saw much wildlife including a wood turtle, an orange salamander, and a wild turkey hen with her six chicks.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Wide trail. Be on the lookout for rattlers!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A beautiful trail that follows a shallow stream with many rock step crossings.

backpacking
Monday, November 07, 2016

I remember that fire tower when we did Trail we went up in it and you could look through the valley and see come and park in the distance that was our destination for the night

hiking
Friday, March 25, 2016

Gorgeous trail that my sisters and I hike regularly. Never get tired of it. If you make the right at the top of the garlic trail, then follow the gravel road from the top it will take you to the lookouts that ive pictured!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Very beautiful in the beginning with rhododendrons over a stream. Then it opens to a wide uphill trail which will have nice views in the fall.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tower Road really is just that, a gravel road. The best intrinsic feature is the scenic overlook off the right side of the loop. However, Lincoln, Plank, Fore and Tuscarora Trails weave in and out---That's where the real action is! Plank is beautifully scenic. Tuscarora has challenging rocks and elevation changes. The fire road that runs parallel to the left of Tower Road connects with Tuscarora north to take you over the rocks and down to Richmond Road / Cowans Gap State park. Plenty of parking off Aughwick Road. Happy trails!

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Sunday, January 03, 2016