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Hiking at Sinnemahoning State Park

5 miles of trails

Lowlands Trail

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

The Lowlands Trail follows the course of the First Fork through five miles of the park, passing through open fields, shrubby riparian zones, and mature, towering forests. This scenic trail was originally part of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad bed.

Interpretive panels along the way provide insights into the wildlife and ecology of the park.

An ADA-accessible wildlife viewing platform is located at the northern trailhead of the Lowlands Trail. This area is ideal habitat for:

  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Woodcock
  • Migratory songbirds
  • Monarch butterflies

The trail from the wildlife viewing platform to the 40 Maples Day Use Area is ADA accessible.

A spur of the trail near the 40 Maples Day Use Area leads to a secluded viewing blind that overlooks an abandoned beaver pond.

Quiet visitors may be able to see great blue herons wading in the pond or painted turtles basking on partially submerged logs. Osprey, green herons, belted kingfishers, bobcats, and whitetail deer also frequent the area.

Red Spruce Trail

For a more primitive hiking experience, visitors can hike the Red Spruce Trail from the campground to the 40 Maples Day Use Area. This trail skirts an exceptional wetland area and passes under the dense canopy of mature mixed hardwood forest.

This one-mile trail is marked with yellow blazes. Areas of rocks and roots make this trail surface more challenging than the Lowlands Trail.