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 12.2 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!

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The Oil Creek Valley is the site of the worlds first commercial oil well. Oil Creek State Park tells the story of the early petroleum industry by interpreting oil boomtowns, oil wells and early transportation. Scenic Oil Creek carves a valley of deep hollows, steep hillsides and wetlands.

hiking
2 days ago

the trail was pretty well kept, there were two places where we went off track and they were fairly easy mistakes to make where the app differs from the actual marked trail. saw mainly three or four unique places that included old equipment and two decent overlooks. overall a pretty good all day hike

road biking
10 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Trail is easy with little grade. Trail is well kept with distance markers and placards of local history throughout. The trail crosses over and runs along Oil Creek with benches overlooking the water.

road biking
1 month ago

This is an easy ride trail, lots of great views of the oil creek, we saw two eagles and 6 deer along the ride. We will return to ride again and enjoy more scenery

walking
washed out
1 month ago

I ran this trail by the drake museum. Very shaded. Good workout with incline. Gorgeous views. Very quite.

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

Bridge out at Jones run.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Beautiful, restful ride. One problem, it was too short!

running
2 months ago

This trail is literally in my back yard so I’m a bit biased. Everything is fairly well marked and you aren’t terribly far away from a road at any point so getting truly lost is hard to do. Be prepared for some pretty steep climbs and downhills. There are no railings so probably not a great hike for small kids. The majority of the hike is under cover of trees but there are a few spots that overlook the creek. A handful of small waterfalls are on the route but they are SMALL. I’d say the best part about the route is the history in the area and the museums/old oil equipment that speckles the area.

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
2 months ago

we came in the east side 3 miles into the hike when you cross back over river via the bridge, according to all trails the trail goes to the right however the only option was left for about a 1/2 mile and it dumps you on a bike path that eventually puts you on track. follow the white marks. the trail ends up being 7.5 miles. nice views and only passed 1 person the trail

mountain biking
2 months ago

Easy ride gentle grades but amazing in beauty. Lots of shade on a hot day. I enjoyed this.

hiking
closed
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

12 miles with boy scout troop. really muddy and rocky. but beautiful and fun.

hiking
2 months ago

day one hike in at oil creek state park. cow run shelters.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty little hike. Moderate skill level due to rocks and little bridges.

hiking
3 months ago

We’ve biked this trail numerous times with our kids when they were teens and we love it!

hiking
4 months ago

First visit. Decent hike on a nice day. Trails definitely mucky in places so wear waterproof footwear. Waterfalls are just OK compared to other parks. Definitely a pleasant place. Might come back to try some other hikes. Definitely not crowded. Beautiful Saturday in May and passed 5 people in 10 miles.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

loop is at head of falls back around. trail starts at cement shack.

5 months ago

South Loop : Petroleum Center Ranger Station to Oil City/Route 8, Return

hiking
5 months ago

Did a quick 8.3 mile loop late March 2019. Overall very nice hike and the trail was in good shape. Only a couple muddy spots but nothing we couldn’t get around. Absolutely beautiful day! First hike of 2019. :)

hiking
muddy
rocky
5 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. The 5 mile loop from museum street brings you up and down 2 mountains and over a beautiful creek. Took me about 2 hours. Alot of switchbacks so not too hard of a climb. Poweline areas give great views on both mountains and I was there when the leaves weren't back yet so the views through the trees were great. You'll follow yellow blazes, then white, then yellow again to make the loop.

Great trail for everyone... Enjoy...

hiking
snow
7 months ago

Great work out, beautiful scenery and wildlife, trail marked great. Will be doing again.

8 months ago

Probably the best marked trail system I've been on. Moderate trail in all seasons. The 6 mile Gerard Loop (red) is perfect for snowshoeing & running. About 95% of the trail is firm, even in wet weather. The remaining 5% may be 3-5 inces of mud/water. If you go in cold weather you may be the only one on the trail so prepare accordingly.

I would like to start out by saying, this is in NO WAY an easy trail. I may not be in the absolute best shape, but this is at the very least a moderate rated trail. There are a set of steep switchbacks and a big majority of it is large up and down hills, as well as lots of rocks, roots, and mud. It is also way longer than the 5.7 miles claimed, we only went as far as the falls, as the GPS shows, and we tracked 7.8 miles - we were very sore by the time we were done! The falls were nice, but you only get a far away view, although we did off-trail down to get a closer look, which in hindsight I wouldn't recommend - it was a little sketchy of a climb (slide) both up and down. Overall it's not a bad trail, nothing to write home about but a good spot if you live in the area - pretty boring in the winter with nothing to look at besides dead trees, other than a small area near the falls with a lot of pine that was very beautiful. It was pretty muddy on a lot of the trail, with some spots having small foot bridges and some not. There are also a few benches and a picnic table along the way if you care to bring snacks or a picnic lunch. One bench is at the top of a nice overlook. I'm sure it would be a lot more attractive during the other seasons when there are leaves on the trees.

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