Trip Planner:   USA  /  Pennsylvania  /  Nature  /  Allegheny National Forest
Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania
(4.3/5 based on 50 reviews on the web)
The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest located in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513175acre 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 located 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 40mi 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 total crude oil production came from mineral rights owned by private individuals within the Forest boundary.Oil and natural gas is being extracted from some parts of the forest.History before 1923Today the Allegheny Plateau is known for black cherry, maple and other hardwoods, but two hundred years ago these species were less numerous. Today's forest is largely the result of two things: the exploitation of timber at the turn of the 20th century and being managed by the Forest Service since 1923.
Put Allegheny National Forest on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Clarendon tourist route planner.
Source
Create a full Clarendon itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Clarendon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Pennsylvania by other users

16 days in United States BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Philadelphia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, outdoors, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Philadelphia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in East Stroudsburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States, Canada & Kuala Lumpur BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States, Canada & Malaysia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Hawley BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Atlantic City, Philadelphia & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Washington BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Philadelphia BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is truly a great place to visit. Do some research before you visit as some of the locations can be confusing. Park welcome center is full of information and there is a lot to do and see. Beautifu...  more »
  • I'm sure glad I found this place . I did some hiking down below the rock face and saw some huge boulders and lots of emerald moss . I could have explored all day , if I had time . The view is incredib...  more »
  • We travelled from Dubois to Niagara Falls, and decided to take a scenic route through this Park. The vistas were beautiful and a change from the busy highways, and also took us longer on our trip. 
Google
  • My girlfriend, our dog and I recently embarked on a 3 month road trip around the USA. Allegheny was a nice mid way point for us to camp one night on our way to the east coast from Chicago. We detoured off of I-80 at exit 62 and drove north about 30min to this Information center. We knew we would be arriving after it closed so we called ahead and the gentleman who answered kindly offered to leave us a map. We picked up the map and made our way to the Loleta Recreation Area campsites on Millstone creek (about a 10min drive from the station). If we had more time we would have spent another day or two exploring the forest trails.
  • My wife and I drove through quite a bit of the forest. We back packed and camped in the Tracy Ridge area. It was very nice. The talks are definitely not maintained very well.
  • I have never been here, but would love to go. But after reading some of the reviews about the drilling, I agree, it is unacceptable to allow drilling in a national forest. National forest are suppose to be protected! But that's Pennsylvania for ya.
  • Absolutely beautiful. Lots of talks to hike or ride on.
  • Great scenery, hiking and mountain bike trails are nice. For photographers there's many places to stop that will give you beautiful photos.