Explore the most popular off road driving trails in Pennsylvania with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Good little loop for an easy spin, great views of the lake!

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22 days ago

awesome trails! show up with a friend (two cars) as they require buddying up or ask to tag along with another group/truck out there. green trails are no walk in the park, so be ready for a great time! be careful! while most of the trails are clearly marked, some of the green/blue trails become blacks, and you can find yourself over your head. overall, this is an awesome off-road park. we’ll be back again and again

1 month ago

Hiked on 12/11/18. Crossed some active coal operations. Some nice views, some distressing on the way the land has been left by the mining. Wish there were more restoration happening.

kayaking I love it for walking in the trail is ok.

I finally registered an account for the sole purpose to warn others from wasting their time here. Beyond muddy after the wet summer we have had, not one or two spots, for miles. Road noise, boat noise, overgrown in the spots not muddy and very buggy. To top it off, not scenic despite being lakeside. Nothing to make it worth the trouble-letdown!

off road driving
5 months ago

my dad and I attended our first Krawlin' For C.O.P.S. there awesome trails and event

off road driving
5 months ago

Had fun. Good place for learning. Gotta have another vehicle with you. Full cell reception

Worst trail ever. No trail markers at all. Without our gps we would have been lost. Had to cut across to get back to our vehicle.

great for kayaking

Great area to hike and fish

6 months ago

We did a short hike: the Hemlock Trail, which was a bit of a climb at times, with rocky, narrow, overgrown sections; plus there were several large downed trees across the path which had to be climbed over. After Hemlock Trail joins Swift Run Trail (across the bridge), we turned right, heading back to the parking lot. Evidently there's much more traffic on that trail, as it was well-defined and easy going. A few downed trees along the way, but with 'cut outs' in them, passage was a breeze.
Absolutely loved the hike, wild and beautiful woodlands...magnificent mosses & ferns & lichen-covered rocks...and of course, the giant trees --gorgeous! And perhaps best of all, we didn't encounter a single soul....the solitude was an added blessing!

6 months ago

Nice to get lost among the tall hemlocks for a while. I read reviews before I went, especially about climbing over downed trees, but there were a lot more and they were more difficult than I expected. We did counter clockwise to go up the mountain on the switchbacks. It was a climb but manageable. The decent gets pretty steep and you have to watch your step with so many twigs on the ground it’s easy to lose your footing. Watch for the plane crash at the top, still several pieces of wreckage you will notice on the right. Decent trail but nothing too amazing to make me feel like I need to do it again.

6 months ago

Took the Old Mill Trail from the gravel lot on Deerwood Lane to the river crossing and then through the woods to the Quarry Trail. Stopped for lunch with hammocks next to the lake and followed Quarry Trail back along the lake and back onto Old Mill Trail. Old Mill Trail was pretty muddy after a heavy rain on previous day, but manageable with waterproof hiking boots. Not a very scenic trail, but wide and well maintained. Frequent horse manure. Saw a few fishermen and other hikers, but not many. Old Mill Trail had pretty wildflowers and butterflies were abundant. Even the walk back along the lake didn’t afford many views. Nice trail, with gradual inclines, but not much to see.

Great hike. Deeper in the woods was a bunch of muddy spots but is drying out. Kids ages 13, 11 and 7 did the hike with no complaints! Good trail but can get turned around easily.

7 months ago

Awesome just great

8 months ago

Nice little meadow midway. A short part of the path is also a stream! Saw nobody else.

Beautiful hike. I did not go to the mountain area due to Turkey hunting season but will definitely try next time. You can also go boating in this area. All the sailboats where a pleasure to watch.

11 months ago

This was a great hike. Views are absolutely spectacular. Trails are poorly marked though.

11 months ago

Nice and secluded!

Friday, November 03, 2017

easy hike, nice view of lake.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

easy hike. Trail loops for 5 miles. It's also used as a biking trail.

off road driving
Monday, August 07, 2017

Awesome trail to wheel at. Brought our stock '16 Wrangler and stock '15 Grand Cherokee. All though they claim any stock SUV can handle the green trails let me assure you... A Grand Cherokee would have had it's bumper ripped off. We had a lot of fun, trail was challenging but very manageable. Stuck to the green trails.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Beautiful, I love this trail. Can be challenging but I wouldn't rate it as difficult.

The walk along the lake side is shaded, the other side is pretty sunny( bring sunscreen) Starts off paved, then leads into the forested trails.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Difficult hike but well worth it. Starting out on swift run across the stream (got a wet foot crossing due to higher water) up to tower trail, down thick mountain. Thick mountain is very steep on the way down. love the mossy rocks at the end - beautiful. No great vistas as the trees are too high but beautiful trail all around. have down this quite a few times. The smell is wonderful!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Beautiful territory to enjoy some of what's left of the Eastern Hemlocks (many of which are now dead or on their way). The climb is steep but worth it. Keep an eye out for old plane wreckage on the top of the mountain marked by a large pile of rocks on the side of the trail.

Great with my dog. We were not prepared for creek crossing today, so we did small loop twice. Have enjoyed on horseback, as well. Can be muddy.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nice trail, relatively easy though. Very limited parking at the trail head based on direction from all trails. Parked in lot 2 and had to take a side trail along the lake to get to the trail head. Trail is wide and horses use it, so watch out for the "biscuits". It was also muddy in quite a few spots. If you go after it rains, your gonna get very muddy.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

This park is great for easy, beginning hikers. It is beautiful during all seasons, especially the autumn. Grab a map and do all the various trails they have (they have way more trails than the loop listed here :D). WARNING: Check for ticks, especially if taking your kanine friend! I pulled off 5 ticks just from my dogs head on the car ride home! GREAT PLACE FOR beginner KAYAKING :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Great trail!

Don't be fooled by the shorter distance, this hike is a workout. If you walk counter clockwise, the uphill after the creek is a climb; the downhill at the end can be hard on the knees.

Be prepared to get your feet just a tiny bit wet (if you're not wearing waterproof boots) at the far end of the trail. The water was high and the hopscotch rocks were under water when we were there.

Like others have mentioned, it's not a manicured path, but it's easy to follow, and I prefer a more rustic trail.

There's no "take your breath away" view, but the whole trail is gorgeous. Trash was at a minimum. I think I saw 3 bits of it on the whole hike. We didn't see a single soul the whole time, so that probably explains the cleanliness.

Overall, this is one of my favorite hikes. If you have the time, drive over the mountain to the regional office and pick up some maps and literature.

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