Best trails in Elk State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Elk State Forest, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 18 easy trails in Elk State Forest ranging from 2.1 to 8.9 miles and from 1,729 to 2,224 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
The 3,192-acre Elk State Park is in the rugged mountains of northern Pennsylvania. The 1,160-acre East Branch Lake is large enough for unlimited horsepower boating and is great for waterskiing. The lake and nearby streams are stocked with warm-water and cold-water fish.
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Map of trails in Elk State Forest
Park information
Acreage
3192 acres
Mailing address
Elk State Forest
c/o Bendigo
Johnsonburg, PA 15845
Contact
814-965-2646
Top trails (26)
#1 - Fred Woods Trail
Elk State Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Fred Woods Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Emporium, Pennsylvania and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used froShow more
#2 - Elk Trail
Elk State Forest
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Length: 17.1 mi • Est. 9 h 12 m
Elk Trail is a 17.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Benezett, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#3 - Panther Run, Riddle Road Loop
Elk State Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Panther Run, Riddle Road Loop is a 5.6 mile loop trail located near Frenchville, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#4 - Teaberry, Lincoln and Beaver Run Loop
Elk State Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
Teaberry, Lincoln and Beaver Run Loop is a 6 mile loop trail located near Benezett, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#5 - Kunes Camp Trail
Elk State Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 56 m
Kunes Camp Trail is a 2.1 mile out and back trail located near Karthaus, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking andShow more
#6 - Quehanna Trail from Lost Run Road
Elk State Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Quehanna Trail from Lost Run Road is a 3.6 mile loop trail located near Frenchville, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
#7 - Red Run Hike
Elk State Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Red Run Hike is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near Sinnamahoning, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking anShow more
#8 - Bucktail Path
Elk State Forest
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Length: 35 mi • Est. Multi-day
Bucktail Path is a 35 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sinnamahoning, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camShow more
#9 - Ralph Seeley, Meeker Run Loop
Elk State Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
A nice loop can be made with Ralph Seeley trail and Meeker Run trail. Access them from Red Run trail. Show more
#10 - Quehanna Trail, Mohawk Trail Loop
Elk State Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
Loop linking the Quehanna highway, Quehanna Trail and Mohawk Trail. Show more
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