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#30 of 115 state parks in Pennsylvania

Best trails in Oil Creek State Park

287 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Oil Creek State Park, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking 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. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Oil Creek State Park ranging from 1.8 to 16.4 miles and from 1,095 to 1,568 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Oil Creek State Park is right next to the very first commercial oil well in the country at Drake Well. In addition to fantastic hiking trails, the park features historical exhibits and museums to educate visitors about the petroleum industry and the rise of oil boomtowns. Oil Creek winds through the center of the park. Visitors can enjoy the trails year round with cross country skiing access in the winter. The creek is also popular among fishermen and those interested in kayaking and canoeing.

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Map of trails in Oil Creek State Park
Park information
Acreage:
6250 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
814-676-5915
Top trails (7)
#1 - Gerard Trail
Oil Creek State Park
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Length: 16.4 mi • Est. 7 h 35 m
This is a great hike. There are some amazing vista along this trail along with a few waterfalls. You can backpack this trail but camping is only allowed at the shelters. The shelters are very nice strShow more
#2 - Boughton Falls via Oil Creek Trail
Oil Creek State Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Boughton Falls via Oil Creek Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Titusville, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#3 - Oil Creek Bike Trail
Oil Creek State Park
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Length: 18.7 mi • Est. 8 h 7 m
A rugged loop on the Northern section of the Gerard Trail Hard to imagine but a little over a century ago these hills were a desolate, oil-coated wasteland. Nature has reclaimed Oil Creek and it nowShow more
#4 - Plum Dungeon Falls
Oil Creek State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Plum Dungeon Falls is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pleasantville, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily uShow more
#5 - Pioneer Falls
Oil Creek State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 57 m
Pioneer Falls is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Titusville, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, Show more
#6 - Oil Creek Bridge
Oil Creek State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Oil Creek Bridge is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Titusville, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#7 - Oil Creek Wetland Trail
Oil Creek State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 51 m
Oil Creek Wetland Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pleasantville, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers Show more