Forest Cathedral Trail

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Forest Cathedral Trail is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near Leeper, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles
367 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running



2 months ago

Beautiful hike offering a variety of activity options! Clearly marked , well maintained trails.

9 months ago

Extremely beautiful, just a little crowded

10 months ago

This trail was a nice little hike. The old growth pines were beautiful and strong and the trail itself was well maintained and marked. I did not care for the recent seats that were shabily cut into a few old fallen pines, to me it took a little away from the asthetics. For novice hiker I would rate this as an easy hike. For a beginner this is slightly moderate. Took about two hours with a dog leading the way and a baby on my wife and my back's.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Beautiful old growth forest, some trees 300+ years old. Lovely trail through the woods.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

We hiked this trail along with a few neighboring trails along the way to make a loop back to where we parked on Forest Road. Many great things to see along the way! Another great trail in Cook Forest State Park!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Took a bit of rododendrom, longfellow and the red eft.....about 4-5 miles and took indian to get back to the parking lot we were in.....great trail system for some moderate to easy trails. Agree with other review in that the preserved old trees make for a great experience. We found the markings pretty easy despite the trails being covered with leaves.

Weekdays on a holiday week and saw very few people and all trail parts were in good condition. Walks along the creek were nice, road traffic....silence came in the cathedral forest where the hemlocks blocked out all sound. Must do if you are near cook forest.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Very nice 6.5-mile trail system in the largest and one of the best preserved old-growth forest areas in the northeastern U.S. The trails wind through stands of 250-400 year-old Eastern Hemlocks and White Pines that include some of the tallest trees east of the Mississippi River.

An especially nice feature of the Forest Cathedral trail system is that multiple access points and short, interconnected trails allow hikers to select the length and difficulty of their route. More strenuous routes begin near the Cook Forest State Park office. Easier routes begin at the trailheads along Forest Road.

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