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Cooksburg, Pennsylvania Map

Loved this trail. Great leg workout. I recommend boots or shoes that can go through an inch or two of water as there are numerous off flows. This trail is good width and provides and excellent view while giving an amazing uphill experience.

16 days ago

a little rainy today but overall a good quiet hike.

This route was a great way to see a lot of Cook's Forest in a day. The viewpoint/firetower area was a bit too crowded to enjoy but the hike up to it was great. Would recommend going out of the way a bit after coming down from Seneca rock by the river cabins to see the swinging bridge, only a short addition to the route and a very cool bridge.

Great Trail. I did the hike during October. Not too muddy. Colors were beautiful. I hiked on a weekday so there was not that many people around. The trail is pretty well marked except for the “cook trail“. That could use some better marking. I didn’t see much wildlife. I saw one buck and one doe. Lots of birds and chipmunks. I heard some wild turkeys but never saw them. No bear sightings, but I did see some bear excrement. I would definitely do it again. There was not much cell signal, which was fine with me, but keep that in mind. Bring lots of water. The trail is appropriately rated moderate. There is elevation change throughout so not for the faint of heart or those with joint problems (bad knees or hips).

horseback riding
1 month ago

Great trail ride there were several narrow bridges to cross which added some challenge for the horse but good training. Very quiet and beautiful surroundings highly recommend it. .

If you're doing this purely to reach the rock view point, I don't recommend. This overlook is very easily accessible for all and as a result was cluttered with people sitting on lounge chairs and smoking cigarettes. So much for fresh air. Too busy and not serene.

Glad we didn’t let a forecast of scattered showers scare us away from this hike. Thick old growth forest provided good shelter. Well maintained trail, one of the better hikes we have visited.

2 months ago

Short trail and just a small climb then down. Last bit was on a dirt road blah. Several portions very covered with tree roots. A bit slippery when wet. Some very old trees identified. And plenty of birds too

Great trails thru old growth forest. Some inclines get the heart pumping but it’s worth it.

only went 2 miles but loved it!! hope to do more soon:)

Trail head is across the street from the ranger’s station across the busy street at the base of the bridge. It can be muddy at the beginning. The view is worth seeing! You can climb to the top of the fire tower which is very close to the scenic point.

Red efts, millipedes, toads, frog eggs, stink bug, lots of birds, fungi, plants and protists.

Tue Sep 04 2018

Beautiful hike, we did hit a fork in the road where we thought it would loop around to, but it never did. We will have to go back some day and take the left fork. Trail does kind of empty out on to the road at the end, follow it down hill about 100 feet to hop back into the trail then take a sharp left to get back to the trail head.

Sun Mar 18 2018

It was a nice short hike for me but I did get confused when I came off the trail onto a road with cabins.... turns out I needed to follow the road just a short ways down to get back on the trail.

Wed Nov 15 2017

Beautiful trail! Usually quiet and you will not run into many others on the trail. I've done this trail with young children and their grandfather. there are a few steep sections, but everyone enjoyed the hike

Great trail for all skill levels, love the swinging bridge!

Perfect hike for family my 4 year old got A little tired but made it all the way

Beautiful hike on Longfellow and Ancient Forest trails, though there were a couple very large trees down across the trails. Wish each trail had its own separate entry on here since we didn't do Joyce or Rhododendron :)

Beautiful shaded trails through the woods. There is a beautiful swinging bridge off of Rhododendron Trail. I also love starting at the Environmental Learning Center and taking Longfellow Trail. This is a bit longer hike but you get to see an old well & some trees 300+ years old! They call this area the Forest Cathedral, and it is grand!

Beautiful train. We hiked along the Longfellow trail, switched to the Ancient Forest trail and then took the Tom's Run trail back to the car. We had 6 kids from 4-10 years old with us. They hiked without complaint.

We hiked this trail along with a few neighboring trails along the way to make a 3 mile 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! Would greatly recommend!

Sat Mar 05 2016

First hike of the year, caught a 50 degree February day. Nice trail overall!

For a good Hike take the Indian trail and Long Fellow.

Thu Apr 25 2013

An interesting series of trails but we had a lot of trouble finding our way. There seemed to be done unofficial created paths that kept causing us confusion. But a lovely walk in a PA old forest.

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