Trail in Woods

The Great Outdoors

Take a walk, hike, or ride. Cast yourself into the lakes, rivers, and streams.  Kayak, canoe, or even go for a swim in one of the many area water features. The Warren County area is an outdoor recreation paradise.
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Biking

Additional

Links

Warren Cycle Shop / Jock Shop

216 Liberty Street

Warren, PA

Jakes Rocks Overlook

& Mountain Bike 

Trail

Located off the Longhouse National Scenic Byway in the Allegheny National Forest (just past the Kinzua Dam), the Trails at Jakes Rocks is 30+ miles of expertly designed mountain biking trail loop winding through expansive ANF and large boulders. 

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Trail Information

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Rocky Gap

ATV Trails

Rocky Gap is an ATV trail; however, mountain biking is allowed. The southern loop is 10+ miles with some challenging climbs.  There are also oil lease roads, snowmobile trails, and hiking trails that link up along the loop, so if you have the proper map/GPS, you can traverse beyond the usual trails.

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Hiking Boots

Hiking

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Rim Rock Overlook

This 1.3-mile trail offers a scenic 1 - 1 1/2 hour hike from Kinzua Beach to Rimrock Overlook with outstanding, panoramic views of the Allegheny Reservoir and surrounding hillsides.

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Trails at Hearts Content Recreation Area

Hearts Content National Scenic Area is a 122-acre tract of old-growth forest in Warren County, northwestern Pennsylvania. It is home to white pine trees as old as 300-400 years. Hearts Content is designated as a National Natural Landmark. Hike along one of the many trails -- Tanbark, Tom's Run & Ironwood Loop.

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Trails at Chapman Dam State Park

The 862-acre Chapman State Park includes the 68-acre Chapman Lake on the West Branch of Tionesta Creek. Adjacent to state game lands and Allegheny National Forest, Chapman is an oasis of recreational facilities in a vast wilderness area. Features 12 miles of trails.

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Bent Run

Waterfall Trail

Bent Run Waterfall is a 2.9-mile out-and-back trail just past Kinzua Dam on Route 59 in the Allegheny National Forest. Bent Run is a short hike, full of nooks and crannies. The trail follows the stream up roughly 300' with waterfalls flowing over large rock formations.

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Morrison Trail Loop

An 11.4-mile loop trail. The eastern side is the Morrison Trail Loop, and the western side is the Rimrock Trail Loop. Day hikers can complete either portion of the trail in one day. Pass through open hardwoods and large rock formations; the ground cover is thick with strands of mountain laurel. The trailhead parking lot is located along PA 59, 17 miles west of the City of Bradford. The difficulty level is moderate to difficult.

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Minister Creek Scenic Overlook

Minister Creek Trail is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Sheffield, Pennsylvania, that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a good mix of elevation with beautiful scenery.  

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Paddling

Equipment

Rentals*

Allegheny Outfitters

20 Clark Street, Ste. A

Warren, PA

River Canoe, Kayak Rentals

Shuttles

Conewango Kayak Canoe Rentals, LLC

9582 U.S. 62, Russell, PA

Canoes, kayaks, and guided trips.

Kinzua Wolf Run Marina

250 Marina Lane (PA-59)

Clarendon, PA

Canoes, kayaks, motor boats

 and pontoon boat.

*Check website for COVID updates.

Advanced reservations strongly recommended.

Allegheny River

With 86.6 miles of recreational use, the National Wild & Scenic Allegheny River flows through forest valleys, wilderness islands, and rural landscapes. Hugging the Allegheny National Forest's edge, most river paddlers start their river adventure by the Kinzua Dam. Named Pennsylvania's 2017 River of the Year, the Allegheny River, takes you along one of the most biologically diverse watersheds in Pennsylvania, rich in scenic beauty and historical significance.

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Chapman Dam

State Park

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Hunting, Fishing, & Wildlife

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HUNTING

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ALLEGHENY

NATIONAL

FOREST

CHAPMAN

STATE PARK

&

STATE

GAME LANDS

#29

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FISHING

ALLEGHENY

NATIONAL

FOREST

Rivers & Streams

West Branch

TIONESTA

CREEK

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WILDLIFE

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BEARS,

WHITETAIL

DEER, &

WILD TURKEY

Eagle Flying
Over 70 species
of fish in ANF.
Over 300 species of mammals.

SQUIRREL, SNOWSHOE HARE, BEAVER,

RED & GRAY FOX PORCUPINE,

 RACOONS,

MINK, & MUSKRAT

Additional
Links

Pennwild Outdoors

20 Clark St, Warren, PA

Pennwild Outdoors provides quality hunting and fishing equipment, as well as, guided services

to enthusiasts in the Warren County and Allegheny National Forest area.

Golfing

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18 Holes w/ Cart Rentals Available

Restaurant w/ full menu on Fridays

Driving Range & Pro Shop

Warren, PA | 25 Minutes from Rustic Run Cabin

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Pro Putt Mini Golf

18 Hole Mini-Golf Course

This hidden gem is operated by the ice cream shop in front, so stop in for a sweet treat afterwards.

Warren, PA | 16 Minutes from Rustic Run Cabin

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18 Holes w/ Cart Rentals Available

Fireside Grille Restaurant

Driving Range & Pro Shop

Russell, PA | 28 Minutes from Rustic Run Cabin

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Indoor Virtual Golf open year-round with over 65 courses to choose from.

Cornerstone Bar & Lounge

Warren, PA | 15 Minutes from Rustic Run Cabin

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Climbing

Goat Fort

Climbing

The Goat Fort is an indoor rock climbing gym that specializes in bouldering. A combination of problem-solving and a fun adventure for kids (ages 6 & up) and adults -- all skill levels. Shoe rentals available on site.

Rock Climbing Indoors
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