Explore the most popular forest 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.

4 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
9 months ago

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

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
Sunday, July 06, 2014

A short 1/2 mile connection between the Tuscarora and the Flat Rock trail. Getting to it might be difficult, but the trail itself is relatively flat with few obstacles. A touch overgrown in parts, but the trail is still relatively easy to keep track of.

If you look at it from the junction with the Tuscarora, it appears to follow a creekbed. It only does for about 100-200 feet, before turning into a dry dirt trail.

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!

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016