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Hiking

The 26-mile Pinchot Trail offers hikers a choice of short, easy walks or overnight backpacking to remote areas of the Thornhurst Tract. The trail head, located off Bear Lake Road just west of the intersection of Pittston Road, has ample parking and a picnic area. A variety of different forest types can be found along the trail which will take the hiker through several bogs where spruce, fir, and tamarack predominate. The 5 mile Watres Loop is a recently constructed district trail that winds through recent land purchases along Painter and Panther Run. Both the Pinchot and Watres Trails are rated as easy to moderate in difficulty. 
 
No other developed hiking trails are currently available on other Pinchot State Forest tracts at this time, however all state forest roads, the snowmobile trail, and lands not developed with trail signage are open for foot travel.