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Nearby Attractions to Warriors Path State Park

Information about Warriors Path State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Bedford County Conference and Visitor Bureau and The Alleghenies.

Explore the Area

Warriors Path State Park is near the communities of Saxton and Yellow Creek, which are part of the Altoona metropolitan area. In these communities you will find quaint places to eat, shop, and relax.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Blair County Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Warriors Path State Park is close to two state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Trough Creek State Park

The 541-acre Trough Creek State Park is a scenic gorge formed as Great Trough Creek cuts through Terrace Mountain before emptying into Raystown Lake. Rugged hiking trails lead to wonders like Balanced Rock and Rainbow Falls.

Rothrock State Forest and Raystown Lake border the park, making a large, contiguous area of public land for recreation.

Blue Knob State Park

The 6,128-acre Blue Knob State Park is in the northwestern tip of Bedford County, west of I-99. Altoona, Johnstown, and Bedford are within 25 miles of this scenic park. The elevation of the park can cause air temperatures to be several degrees cooler than the surrounding cities. The annual snowfall averages about 12 feet.

Recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and camping.

Gallitzen State Forest

The 24,370-acre Gallitzin State Forest is located in Somerset, Bedford, Cambria, and Indiana counties. Much of Gallitzin rests on the Allegheny Front and the Laurel Ridge.

Outdoor recreation opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, camping, skiing, and snowmobiling.
Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 67 is to the north of the park, and #73A is to the west, offering additional recreational opportunities.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area is a geographical phenomenon that rises steeply to 1200 feet above sea level, which in the early 19th century presented a nearly impassable transportation challenge. Those natural barriers of the past have turned into modern playgrounds for outdoor recreationalists.