Hiking in Susquehannock State Forest
The Susquehannock State Forest offers some of the best opportunities for both experienced and inexperienced hikers to enjoy Pennsylvania’s remote and scenic woodlands.
About 550 miles of hiking trails exist within the forest. Only 150 miles of trail are well marked and maintained.
A designated State Forest Hiking Trail, the Susquehannock Trail System is an 85-mile loop winding through the forested hills and valleys in the region. It was created by joining together a number of old and new foot trails, logging roads, and abandoned railroad grades.
The trail originates at the district office along Route 6 in Potter County and extends south into Clinton County. The route is well-marked with rectangular orange blazes and is mostly comfortable walking with a few steep grades.
Volunteers of the Susquehannock Trail Club maintain the trail system and sell trail maps and guides.
Other District Trails
Mount Brodhead Trail System
Mount Brodhead trail system (PDF) uses several existing trails to create a nice 7.6 mile loop trail. It is perfect for someone who is looking to do a moderate day hike.
Cherry Springs Working Forest Interpretive Trail
Cherry Springs Working Forest Interpretive Trail (PDF) is a self-guided introduction to the role of timber harvesting in sustaining forests.
It is important to understand that forestry is the art and science of tending, reproducing, and managing a forest with all its resources for a variety of benefits and values. There are sixteen stations with informational signage along the trail.
Hammersley Wild Area
Hikers seeking a remote wilderness hike also have the option of traversing the Hammersley Wild Area Hiking Trails (PDF).