Located in Pennsylvania, the hiking in Allegheny National Forest is known for three cool hikes. The best Allegheny National Forest hiking based on popularity are considered to be Buzzard Swamp Loop, Clarion/Little Toby Creek Trail, and Cook Forest State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Allegheny National Forest hiking trail below.
Southwest of Marienville, the Buzzard Swamp Wildlife Area has a 9.6 mile system of interconnecting hiking trails around 15 man-made ponds. This is a very scenic area gentle rolling through forest and meadows, which is also shared with for mountain biking and cross country skiing in the winter.
The Clarion/Little Toby Trail runs 18 miles from Ridgeway to Brockway. This rail-trail open to hiking follows along the Clarion River from Ridgway to the ghost town of Carman and then follows along the Little Toby Creek from Carman to Brockway.
South of Marienville, the 7,200 acre Cook Forest State Park has 27 miles of hiking trails. The terrain is of rolling hills and cool valley streams. Special scenic areas are the old growth forest, Fire Tower/Seneca Point and the Clarion River. Overnight camping within the park is only permitted in the campground or cabin areas.