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North Country National Scenic Trail

Contact Info
Warren, PA 16365

Phone:
814-723-5150
Phone 2:
814-726-2710

Description

Walk among rocks and waterfalls, Allegheny Hardwoods, stands of Mountain Laurel. Explore the 96.6 miles of North Country National Scenic Trail that meander through the historic lands of the Iroquois, the Allegheny Plateau, the home of the most valuable Black Cherry and Oak in the world, landscapes rich in history, wildlife, and natural beauty.

A unique national resource, the NCNST is part of a 3,200-mile National Scenic Trail to extend from Crown Point, NY, to Lake Sakakawea, ND. Once completed, it will be the longest continuous foot path in the US.

Details

Additional Details:

Forest trails policy prohibits the use of a saddle, pack or draft animals on hiking or cross county ski trails. You may camp on National Forest land, however camping is not permitted on the shores and within 1500 feet of the timberline around the Allegheny Reservoir, except in areas designated for such use. In addition, no camping will be allowed within Jakes Rocks and Rimrock or within 1500 feet of either side of the center line of Allegheny Reservoir Scenic Drive (includes Longhouse National Scenic Drive and portions of SRs 59, 346 and 321). Camping is not permitted within 1500 feet of either side of the main channel of Kinzua Creek from Red Bridge upstream to Mead Run.

The skill level of these hiking trails are more difficult and you should be in good health to enjoy them. We encourage you to hike with at least one other person and to leave your itinerary with friends so they''ll know where to look if you don''t return on time or need assistance.

These trails are open for winter hiking. Remember to dress in layers appropriate for the weather conditions. Be aware that these trails are used heavily in the late fall and spring by hunters. It is a good idea to wear bright fluorescent colored clothing if hiking during these time periods.

Practice no trace ethics - pack it in, pack it out, and for sanitary disposal of wastes, dig a pit on flat ground at least 6 inches deep and at least 200 feet from water.

Practice no trace ethics - pack it in, pack it out, and for sanitary disposal of wastes, dig a pit on flat ground at least 6 inches deep and at least 200 feet from water.

At Salmon Creek, parking and a wooden shelter are on FR 145. Fish Salmon and Little Salmon Creeks. You may see oil jacks. Caution: oil jacks are on automatic timers and may become operational at any time. At Little Salmon Creek, enjoy the scenic rock outcrop and overlook, and beautiful views of Salmon Creek valley. Fourmile Run, a Wilderness Trout Stream, offers fishing in a pristine environment. As you climb out of Fourmile Run, rock outcrops, blowdown from the 1985 tornado, and another spectacular set of rock outcrops and ledges will attract your attention from FR 399 to FR 127.

After traveling west on FR 127 for about 1000 feet, you enter private ownership. Respect landowners'' rights and privacy - stay on the trail (road). A camping area along Tionesta Creek is maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Food, gas, and lodging are a few miles from Kelletville.

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