Explore the most popular forest trails in Tioga 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.

Hiked the 8.2 miles from Siemans Trail to north terminus trailhead. Mostly downhill for this sectiin which allowed for a quick pace. Only one group of 4 hikers headed south. Nice walk through the woods.

This is not easy. Wasn’t for me anyways. Was fun though

Loved the nice pace of the hike out. Saw the smaller falls and then the larger falls - didn’t disappoint. Can’t wait to get back there in the warmer weather and do some camping/swimming.

7 months ago

Hiked during Easter weekend, nice trail with some steep hills, plenty of water, good camp site with plenty of wood for bonfire, beautiful view of the canyon, spectacular night sky and trout fishing. If you hike with dogs be careful there are porcupines! Staff at Pine Creek Drove our car to our final destination (for a fee) so we didn’t have to hike back to point of origin. Cant wait to do it again.

7 months ago

Beautiful trail best done over three days, great vistas well established campsites and plentiful water. Didn’t see a soul for two days, had the trail to ourselves. The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon is breathtaking. Hit the Wellsboro diner for a meal before you head out. It’s a great town!

7 months ago

Did whole trail in 2.5 days with two pups. Keep those dogs on leash if you bring them along. Lots of places they can get into trouble. Couple of tricky climbs in the rain, but all in all, well marked trail with beautiful views. Lots of great places to camp. Did north to south, seems like was the less popular direction, but worked out well for us. Lots of quiet time!

8 months ago

Took 2.5 days to do the whole 30 mi. I was surprised to find that there are no mile markers so we had to guess where we were based on roads we passed and elevation. All in all it was an awesome experience!

Great Trail!

Did 16 or 18 miles last year with a couple friends and my 8 year old daughter. Great backpacking trail, breathtaking views.

I started at 10 Sundat morning and completed the 31 miles by 6 Sunday evening. I'd suggest anybody on the fence, plan to take 2 nights. this hike is great, from the views to the changes in scenery to the wildlife and I could go on but hope you find out for yourself.

10 months ago

Followed the orange markers down and back. There is a marker and a map at about the halfway point and another marker further down. Just before the falls at the fork the sign was gone so we took the trail to the right to get above the falls but it wasn't clear how to get to the bottom. It would be great if there were more mile markers on the trail to judge the distance. Also there is NO cell service after about halfway so be prepared in the event of an emergency. A really nice hike and the falls were worth it.

Trail is easily marked and offers a beautiful water fall at the end. The trail is has overgrown plants in spots and is a muddy mess in other spots. I hike often and this trail kicked my butt!! My kids did it with minimal complaints ages 15(she loved it), 9 (he liked it) and 6 ( she had the minimal complaints.). Dogs had a blast and we didn't walk to the bottom of the falls because the hill is very steep. Overall I would do the trail again.

10 months ago

Great trail to start backpacking on. Takes 2-3 days depending on how fast you're moving. We started from the south and went north. I suggest this because you get to see the best views on the last day.

10 months ago

My husband and I did this hike yesterday. We followed the orange markers down to the waterfall (which was so beautiful & peaceful) and the red markers back which was a REALLY bad idea.

The red marker trail wasn't kept up so we had no idea which way to go. We were confronted by alot of wild life walking along the fence in the high grass. It was rather scary. Thankful for this App with the compass or we probably would have gone in circles.

We have children & I can't say that I would ever bring them on that trail. It was a nice hike for us adults though. Just stay on the orange path both ways & you will enjoy it.

11 months ago

I went here with my brother and it was a great trail to go backpacking for a weekend. I have to warn you there are bear cubs on some vista points so the mom bear was on the trail and we had to stick to the road for a little bit and get back on the trail.

What we did is pay Pine Creek Outfitters $50 to take the car at the end of Rattlesnake Rock. We started at the Northern Terminus. The trail was somewhat obvious and well marked. I can't say the same for the maps and there is no service unless you are on some vistas. To add the trail has very muddy roads which would lead to the river runs so don't bring brand new shoes!

Great trail to hike! Wouldn't do it again over a holiday weekend.....too many people.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Nice outlooks, well maintained trails, great for young kids.

Friday, October 28, 2016

30.2 miles. Point to point. Pine Creek Outfitters has a shuttle service. Solo hike in later Oct 2016. Well marked. Terrific views from the vistas.

beautiful place hiked to the bottom and walked through the river to the other side and back up was a bit of a challenge

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Very nice hike. It's a little steep getting down below the falls, not hard for adults, but for younger children it may be a little difficult. Both the orange and red trails have a pleasant grade. Adding to the natural beauty of the hike is the leaves are in moderate color change now. The hike was definitely worth the 100 mile drive. One thing to note is that the red trail has a few left or right turns, so it is a good idea to memorize which way you want to go for the turns in advance. There are at least 2 maps posted on the trails (one on the orange, one on the red), so if you are not sure you have made the correct turns on the red trail you can get straightened out when you come upon the map.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Very kid friendly trail. Easy and fun walk in the woods. I was surprise at how well maintained the trail was. Gravel was put down in spots where it normally would be wet. Because of the mention over growth in the loop aspect of the trail we did not loop. On the way back we saw a black bear!!! You don't get a chance to hike with that type of wildlife everyday.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

It was definitely *NOT* "moderately trafficked" when we were there. We hiked South to North and saw a couple of day hikers few miles in at the first viewpoint along with two unprepared backpackers whom we never saw again. We only ran into one group hiking SOBO - A father with 2 daughters. We did see a few people while walking through 2 parks in the Northern section, but they were there with their cars / not on the trail. Much of the Southern section of the trail was overgrown (summer 2015), but there are some amazing views with great campsites and some older growth forest. We did the entire trail in 2 1/2 days. We could have pushed it to 2, but were in no hurry/ When we came out, we turned around and did a SOBO 2 day bikepack of the Pine Creek Rail Trail. The combined trip was a fantastic experience - I'd do it again in a minute!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

the first half of this trail is very enjoyable, and you are rewarded at the halfway point with a beautiful waterfall!! the rest of the trail, however, left a bad taste in my mouth because it was an (unmarked) ATV trail and was not cleared. we lost our way a couple of times and had to trudge through very tall grass and foliage, which are havens for snakes. I would recommend this trail highly to everyone, but would not suggest taking the loop whatsoever.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Went here today and hiked the red trail with my GF and dog. We hiked the red trail and it was really nice, portions of the trail are a bit overgrown it all in all it was a very nice leisure hike.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A great overnight on the West Rim Trail along the Grand Canyon of PA.
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Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 15, 2016 and it was rather cool with squalls of sleet. good hike, love the scenery

Sunday, April 24, 2016

We really enjoyed this trail. We took the orange marked mid state trail down the falls and the red marked sand run trail back. The mid state trail was definitely a more enjoyable hike with conifers lining the trail for most of the hike while the sand run trail on the way back did not have much scenery and ran along a fence for a little while. Next time we'll probably do the mid state trail in an out and back. The falls are an amazing pay off for this trail and are incredibly beautiful. We would recommend this trail just to see them!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

this trail still is in use. saw a turkey last fall in this area.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Only did half but it was really beautiful. Want to come back and backpack the rest soon.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Backpacked this trail over a stormy weekend 10-2 thru 10-4, 2015. We set up camp 2.7 miles in on Friday night at the Northern Terminus. The first 16 - 17 miles had many vistas and well-maintained. But after the park, the brushes were overgrown - lots of tripping hazards! After Bohen Run the trail was more of a goat pass, you would be hiking on the precipice of a ridge with your foot flexed most of the time. At the top of this you will find your last vista. We bailed out due to an injury i sustained 1/2 mile before West Rim Rd. At this point we have already done 30 miles ( we missed a blaze that added 2 miles to our trip, where there is a fenced area of land to protect new forest growth from deer). If the trail was anything like the last 13 miles, we decided it was not worth it.

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