Twin Lakes Recreation Area is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wilcox, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 13 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers


This isn't the actual Twin Lakes Trail. This is a nicely groomed path that loops around the lake. The Twin Lakes Trail can be accessed by taking the Black Cherry Trail, which starts at the lower campground and intersects with the Twin Lakes Trail about a mile in. The whole Twin Lakes Trail is approximately 17 miles from the Black Cherry Trail all the way to where it intersects with the North Country Trail. There is another map of this trail on AllTrails if you search it.

Thu May 02 2019

People seem to be confusing this trail with the TWIN LAKES TRAIL which is a 17 mile point to point trail which starts about a mile in from the campground, via the Black Cherry Trail. This loop trail is less than a mile, and is very well maintained (sort of a crushed stone surface) that loops around the entire lake. It takes you across the spillway and through some lightly wooded areas, with benches situated at the various locations along the trail. There's a beautiful vista at the far end of the lake, just veer off the trail and head towards the upper pavilion. The Rec Area is closed during winter months, and the gate along the main road is secured, however you can park and still walk in, it's about a 1/2 mile walk. If you are camping at the campground, make a point to walk the trail at NIGHT. Bring a headlamp or flashlight, you'll love it! The trail is also perfect for cross country skiing!

Mon Apr 29 2019

90% of the 15.8 mile trail has been cleaned up and re-Marked. Friends of Twin Lakes Members Robbie Fitzpatrick, Erik Anderson and Stephanie Hayduck have been working hard since winter and continue to work on the Trail. Great hike check it out.

Thu Apr 20 2017

nice easy trail. it's not over grown. marked well enough to get from point "A" to point "B"

Fri Feb 24 2017

Short trail, but nice quick hike

Mon Apr 13 2015

A bridge was out across one of the creeks and was not passable without it.

Mon Oct 03 2011

Trail is poorly marked in areas, Not a lot of trail maintenance until you get into the Twin Lakes area where people car camping do day hikes. Some areas were overgrown, Once you get past the overgrown areas into the lake area it was nice.

Fri Aug 26 2011

Hated this trail. Where it was clear cut, briars and bramble made the trail nearly impassable, I didn't like the oil wells. all in all... not a real enjoyable hike. I love the Kane area, and I love the wilderness, but I just did not connect with this trail at all. I even got lost at one point, the trail was so poorly marked and so little traversed. ..But I had my trusty Garmin breadcrumber...

Fri Sep 03 2010

This trailhead is located in the Twin Lakes recreation area. My hike was in summer and the overgrowth made for a difficult hike. combined with the wet, dewy mornings, soaked within hours. I never end short of a hike, but this one i did. Best to go in the spring to avoid the overgrowth. Overall, The Allegheny Natl Forest is awesome to hike. mileage is round trip.

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