With beautiful scenery all around, biking is one of the most popular activities in the Pennsylvania Wilds region. The trails in our forests and state parks cover a wide variety of terrain - from gently curving pathways to rugged, uphill climbs. Some trails are perfect for a leisurely day of biking while others are more challenging for serious mountain bikers. Many former railway right-of-ways in our region have been converted to biking paths as well.

In the Allegheny National Forest Mountain bikers can use most trails including snowmobile trails, generally open and gated roads in the ANF. These trails are best suited for expert and extreme riders. CLICK HERE for more information.  814-723-5150

In PA State Parks bicycling trails are paved or fine aggregate surface trails, which are generally flat. Mountain biking trails are single track natural surfaces with obstacles and steep climbs and descents. CLICK HERE to find our state parks and biking information for each one. (717) 787-2869

Many of our outfitters offer biking rental and other assistance for more information CLICK HERE.


Moshannon State Forest

Moshannon State Forest
3372 State Park Rd. Penfield PA 15849

(814) 765-0821 |

Moshannon State Forest boasts an extensive 244-mile hiking trail system. Its largest is the Quehanna Trail, a designated state forest trail, traversing Moshannon from Parker Dam to Sinnemahoning in the Elk State Forest. Spend a few hours or days exploring the Quehanna Trail, a 75-mile loop trail in the Moshannon and Elk State Forests. The Trail passes through some of the most wild and beautiful country PA has to offer. Primitive campers spending no more than one night at a campsite typically do not need a camping permit, with certain exceptions. Primitive camping is carry in, carry out, and leave no trace. Trails blazed with blue paint are open to mountain biking and horseback riding. Hunting and fishing opportunities are many. Wildlife viewing is always an option, whether on trails, the Elk Scenic Drive or at an Osprey viewing program. Roads and trails are open to snowmobiles. Contact the district office for more information on trails and programs, maps, self-guiding brochures and camping permit information.

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