Looking for a great trail in Tioga State Forest, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 8 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. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Tioga State Forest ranging from 3.6 to 7.5 miles and from 905 to 2,375 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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bugs
muddy
rocky
3 days ago

This trail was great! Had trouble finding the trail at first and where to park, but I parked in the Blackwell Access Parking Lot for the Pine Creek Trail. I saw others just park on the side of the road next to the trail. The trail is a loop that starts immediately when you turn onto the road next to the trail Route 414. The trail begins next to a sign that says Gillespie Point or something. You can also follow the road and then take the other side of the loop up to.the mountain which is what I did. That's the easier route. it was very muddy and the trail turned into a little creek because it had rained for days beforehand. The vista is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. So worth the hike.

hiking
bugs
muddy
3 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

We did a sunrise hike. Definitely intense getting up there, great hike and the views were totally worth it!

hiking
14 days ago

Loved the trail. Parked at Northern Terminus and Pine Creek Outfitters picked us up and drove us to the Southern Terminus/Rattlesnake Rock area, very friendly and the Outfitters Store has a variety of items to purchase or rent for Hiking, Bicycling or Kayaking. The first part of the trail from the Southern end starts uphill at a slight grade and increases in various spots to 24% grade and wonderful views. Found an abundance of campsites throughout for tents or hammocks, with nice fire rings made from rocks around the campsites. This was my first time hiking in 20 years, I did not make the entire trail (30 miles) I made it 17 miles and the others in our group of 4 went the rest of the distance. The weather was terrific and we were able to see plenty of wildlife along the way.

Hiked north to south, 16 miles with two overnights. Loved the trail. Nowhere near as rocky as some PA trails and tons of streams everywhere makes watering the humans and dogs easy. Some sections were overgrown with lots of big trees down and it was definitely muddy in many places. Pine Creek Outfitters shuttled our car for us. Great trip.

scenic driving
off trail
17 days ago

hiking
over grown
29 days ago

Loved the trail. Wasn’t as scenic as I thought it would be. A couple vistas in the beginning and several near the end but with the same views. The rest of the trip was in the green tunnel. Trail was smooth with only a few rocky spots. Following the blazes was sketchy in a couple spots. All in all a great trail to hike.

backpacking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

Started at the south terminus. The weather was great during the day and rained at night. The second half (north end) was was muddy at some points, but not unbearable with waterproof boots. We brought a dog with us and while she was off leash most of the time I would recommend that you leash your pooch as we did see a porcupine on the last mile of our hike. Apart from that we also saw two bald eagles and at one time we say six golden eagles together. The views were fantastic, the campsites were nice and water was plentiful throughout the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

The Alltrails app put us right on the trailhead. Thank you for those who posted about taking a right at the dirt road to make it back to the starting point. Yes, this does make it a loop trail but walking almost 2 miles on a dirt road makes the hiking experience somewhat unenjoyable. Does anyone know what the distance of orange blazed trail is when you cross the dirt road and down the steps? A short distance down the hill there are a few small falls and you have to cross the creek a few times. We went out this section a couple of miles but did not finish. We came back to the dirt road and walked to the trailhead from there. We logged just over 8 1/2 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view! Steep start for a short distance but the whole way up. More gradual and very pretty descent. Ends with a lot of dirt road walking.

backpacking
1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes in Pa. North side is completely different than south side. Plenty of water along the way and no shortage of spectacular views.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty sure some of these pictures are from Tiago in Yosemite... soooh those rad rock formations don't exist. I went after heavy rain so the tail was soooper muddy/ straight up a stream. Still had a good time.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

If doing this trail be prepared for wet feet, especially when the year has been extremely wet. There are a few spots where small streams appear to run right down the middle of the trail. Other than that, this is a pretty easy trail....mostly just mileage. Very pretty this time of year with the leaves off the trees and your able to see deep into the woods. The waterfall area is gorgeous!! And well worth the hike! If doing counter clockwise follow the orange blaze till you get to the water falls. Then take the red blaze to make a loop trail. There are several red blaze intersections so be sure to have some sort of map/gps to be sure your traveling in the right direction. There are two parking lots off the hard top road....one will fit maybe three cars but the larger lot will fit several vehicles.

trail running
7 months ago

Ran all 31 miles of trail in about 9 hours with friends. We used pine creek outfitters and got dropped off at the rattlesnake trailhead. Very wet this time of year, and lots of stream crossings, downed logs, etc so it took a little longer than expected. Pumped and purified some water, ate and used restrooms at Bradley Access point, which was perfectly set up about halfway thru our run. Lots of vistas but we missed some of the best ones on the north side because it was dark by the time we got there. Great trail for running this time of year!

hiking
8 months ago

I parked at the Blackwell Access Lot and walked through town, past Miller’s Store-where you should definitely stop, to the trailhead where the MST climbs up to Gillespie Point, just off Big Run Road. The view is spectacular and I got to see a bald eagle soar just over my head! Because of where I parked, it was about 4.9 miles for me. I loved it and I think it is one of the best, short, day hikes in the area.

hiking
8 months ago

Great Views. Pretty easy trail for both me and my dog. Well marked. Just make sure you turn right on the road at the end instead of going down the steps. This will take you back to where you parked. Took about 2.5 hours to do the whole thing. My GPS tracked 4.7 miles total.

Beautiful trail with moderate hiking difficulty and abundant water sources and established campsites. Did the trail south to north parking my car in the northern terminus parking lot and using the Pine Creek Outfitters shuttle to be brought south to the start. Upon the shuttle drivers suggestion, I began on the Bohen Trail, a 1.4 mile trail a couple miles north of the southern terminus, which gives a really nice view of the Bohen run creek and saves a few miles of hiking through stinging nettles (according to the shuttle driver). Very glad I made the decision to start here. Bohen trail is technically “closed” due to a washout a few hundred meters into the trail, but it is very easily climbed over. Did this trail as my first solo hike in about two and a half days. Almost all hiking through forest for the first half of the trail, then views of the canyon start peeking out along the second half after Bradley Wales campground. The trail does cross dirt roads a couple times and there are a few miles that you have to hike on dirt roads, but for the most part the trail is very secluded. Did the hike Saturday to Monday, and saw no one along the trail until I got close to the end.Best views are around Barbour Rock in the last couple miles of the trail. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a good 30 mile easy-moderate trail with plenty of access to water!

backpacking
9 months ago

Awesome hike, have done the entire trail point to point and have done half by starting at Bradley Wales. Awesome vistas and a lot of cool hikes through the woods. The trail can get a little close to the edge at times but all in all is safe, just watch your step. Will probably be doing it again in a few years.

went on this hike with the wife, dog and a 4 year old. the trail was not to technical but you have to watch out for the bogs. Some of the roots and rocks were slippery. Had a nice lunch by the falls!! I would like to try the whole loop next time.

Really enjoyed hiking this trail! Definitely want to check it out again in the fall!

backpacking
10 months ago

This trail is amazing!! We’ve done this trail twice now. The 1st time we didn’t leave ourselves enough time to hike the whole thing so we drove in and day hiked a couple of the spots with great vistas, it was the 2nd weekend in oct last fall, the colours of the leaves where still amazing. The 2nd time was this spring and we started our hike at the 16 mile mark and completed it in 2 days. Next time, the whole 30 miles!! Also the staff at Pinecreek Outfitters are absolutely incredible, so helpful and friendly.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike any time of year! Good family hike.

First time here. Its was a little wet due to the recent rainfalls. Awesome waterfalls

backpacking
10 months ago

This being my first really backpacking trip, the views really only came at the end most of the trail was wet and uneven. A lot of yo and downs, the north end of the trail is where you want to be. Some amazing views at the north of the trail, but tons of water sources throughout a lot of little spots to rest, watch of for the 7 min. Itch also a lot of snails and toads i

10 months ago

Steep climb to a great view and then a nice walk down. Look for the road and make a right when you get there.

backpacking
10 months ago

We backpacked the first third of the trail as an out and back with an overnight. A very pleasant forest hike with spectacular views at about the three mile mark. Some ascents and descents with quite a bit of flat in between. Most of the grades are gradual, so not a difficult hike.

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