Allegheny National Forest, Clarendon

#68 of 146 in Nature in Pennsylvania
Must see · Canyon · Forest
The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The forest covers 513,175 acres (801.8 sq mi; 2,076.7 km2) of land. Within the forest is Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to form Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest is in Warren. The Allegheny National Forest has two ranger stations, one in Marienville, Forest County, and the other in Bradford, McKean County.

The Allegheny National Forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania's oil and gas region. It is only 40 miles (64 km) from the site of the first commercial oil well in the United States at Titusville, Pennsylvania. In 1981, about 17 percent of the state's crude oil production came from mineral rights owned by private individuals within the Forest boundary.

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  • Huge forest with lots of trails, sites to see and places to stop. We hiked the Morrison Trail Loop which is a 5.1 mile trail. It has good hills up and down, a number of creek crossings, open areas...  more »
  • We stayed Friday-Monday at Willow Bay. Originally we had site 66 but due to strong rains on Friday that site wasnt usable for our tent. We talked to the hosts who were working at the gate and they...  more »
  • This trail is beautiful. We take our boy scout troop backpacking overnight every year. Easily doable and fun for even first year boyscouts! Take lots of water, or be prepared to filter. Lots of camping spots available at the top of the loop. Follow the stream down and you'll keep finding more.
  • I've loved Allegheny National Forest since I can remember. I live here and still find new things to see and do all the time. The small towns throughout the area are very visitor friendly. If you love nature and the outdoors it's a great place to be.

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