Hiking the Allegheny National Forest: Exploring the Wilderness of Northwestern Pennsylvania

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Stackpole Books, Dec 20, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 162 pages
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The Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania covers 500,000 acres and is nationally known for its many established hiking trails. This guide covers 50 dayhikes and 5 backpacking trails in and around the region, with information on what to pack, time to allow, trailhead locations, and major vistas and points of interest along the way. Maps of each trail are included.
 

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Great Guide for Northwest Pennsylvania Hikes

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Another terrific Pennsylvania hikers guide from the prolific Jeff Mitchell who obviously enjoys hiking and has actually walked all the trails he talks about. Each trail description includes all the ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Kinzua Bridge State Park
21
Bradford City Water Authority
24
Bradford Ranger District
26
Marienville Ranger District
69
Chapman State Park
91
Cook Forest State Park
96
Clear Creek State Park and State Forest
107
State Game Lands 74
120
Tionesta Lake
124
Cornplanter State Forest
127
State Game Lands 282
132
Backpacking Trails
135
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Page 1 - Congress passed the Weeks Act in 1911, allowing the federal government to buy lands in eastern states for national forests.

About the author (2006)

Jeff Mitchell is the author of Backpacking Pennsylvania, Paddling Pennsylvania, Hiking the Endless Mountains, and Hiking the Allegheny National Forest. He is a board member for the Keystone Trails Association and a member of the Alpine Club of Williamsport. He lives near Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, where he works as the District Attorney of Wyoming County.

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