Allegheny National Forest

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Nature and Outdoor Recreation

Open skies, rolling mountains, and forest abound in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF), Pennsylvania's only National Forest. Established in 1923, the ANF covers 517,000 acres. The Allegheny National Forest's motto "Land of Many Uses" speaks to the balance of outdoor recreation, watershed protection, wildlife habitat management, and sustainable forestry practices. The ANF contains an 87-mile meandering northward segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NST). (Photo by: Leslie DeVore)

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Spend the Night

The Allegheny National Forest offers over 15 campgrounds with more than 1,000 sites, and rustic cabins with amenities ranging from full service with electricity and showers to primitive. Pictured: Late Autumn weekend camping off of FR 160 near Jakes Rocks in the Allegheny National Forest.

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Outdoor Recreation

The ANF is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, with endless outdoor recreation opportunities, ranging from camping and kayaking, to camping, hiking and mountain biking. The ANF is known as “Trail Central” with hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing, horse trails, ATV Trails, and snowmobile trails.


Camping in the ANF


Hit the Trails in the ANF


Cruise the Longhouse Scenic Byway


An Angler's Paradise


More than 100 miles of ATV trails


300 Miles of Groomed Trails