#37 of 115 state parks in Pennsylvania

Best trails in Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania

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Looking for a great trail in Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 9 moderate trails in Cook Forest State Park ranging from 1.9 to 10.5 miles and from 1,158 to 1,610 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Cook Forest State Park, located in northwestern Pennsylvania, is known for its large old growth forest and beautiful stretch of the Clarion River that is popular for kayaking and canoeing. Visitors can explore the park's vast hiking trail network to gain firsthand knowledge of the magnificence of this forest. Overnight visitors can stay in one of the cabins, which are rustic and not well-furnished, or choose to stay at one of the tent campsites. Due to the extent and beauty of its old growth forest, the park is widely regarded as one of the top state parks in the country.

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Map of trails in Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania
Park information
Acreage:
8,500 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
814-744-8407
Top trails (11)
#1 - Longfellow, Joyce Kilmer, and Rhododendron Trails
Cook Forest State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
#2 - Forest Cathedral Trail
Cook Forest State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
#3 - Seneca Viewpoint and Fire Tower Trail
Cook Forest State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
#4 - River Trail from Seneca Viewpoint
Cook Forest State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
#5 - Dear Meadow, Browns Run, and Liggett Trails
Cook Forest State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
#6 - Cook Trail
Cook Forest State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 54 m
#7 - Seneca Viewpoint via Cook and Indian Trail
Cook Forest State Park
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 19 m
#8 - Corduroy, Liggett, Deer Meadow, and Heffren Run Trails Loop from Campground
Cook Forest State Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
Starting at the campground, take Corduroy Trail. Cross Breezemont Drive and you'll see Liggett Trail. Take Deer Meadow Trail which will bring you to another campground. Eventually take Heffren Trail back to Toms Run Road. Cross a bridge, go up some steps, and you'll be back on Liggett Trail, then Corduroy, then back to the campground.Show more
#9 - Longfellow Trail Loop
Cook Forest State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 59 m
#10 - Seneca Viewpoint via Mohawk, North Country, and River Trail Loop
Cook Forest State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(24)
Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
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