Pennsylvania’s only national forest is settled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and offers an unreal outdoor experience to all that come.
The Allegheny National Forest is an incredibly serene woodland escape that is situated in northern Pennsylvania. The forest spans for over 500,000 acres, so it goes without saying that there is a ton of exploring available at your disposal here. The forest is filled with abundant black cherry, hardwood, and maple trees all throughout its borders. There are countless hikes and other sights all around the Allegheny National Forest that should not be missed.
When taking a visit at the Allegheny National Forest, you would be remiss to not check out the Kinzua Sky Walk-as long as you are okay with heights. The sky walk extends over 600 feet into the Kinzua Gorge and provides immaculate views of this breathtaking forest. If you are brave enough, there is a partial glass floor at the end of the sky walk so you can get a glance of the gorge hundreds of feet below you to get that adrenaline pumping. Minister Creek Hiking Trail is one of the most sought-after trails in this forest. At 7.3 miles long, you will have the opportunity to take in the flourishing foliage and wildlife throughout these woods. Be prepared to see foxes, deer, wild turkeys, and maybe even some black bears in the expanse of Allegheny National Forest.