Category: Parks & Forests
Address: One Nessmuk Lane, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Phone: (570) 724-2868
Tioga State Forest derives its name from the Seneca phrase "meeting of two rivers." It covers 161,890 acres in Bradford and Tioga counties. The forest hosts the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania." Tioga features awe-inspiring views and miles of clean, cool streams, like Cedar Run and Babbs Creek and is one of eight state forests located in the PA Wilds region.
West Rim Trail
This 30-mile long hiking trail is maintained along the western rim of Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon. Many vistas have been cleared along the trail to provide the hiker with views of the Pine Creek Valley.
Pine Creek Rail Trail
This trail was developed by the Bureau of Forestry on the abandoned railroad grade that parallels the Pine Creek. The trail extends 62 miles south from Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore in Tiadaghton State Forest. The trail is used primarily for bicycling, cross country skiing, and walking. Some segments contain a horseback riding trail next to the bicycle trail.