Cook Forest State Park

Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214

Cook Forest State Park

Cook Forest State Park Professional Review and Guide

"This hike takes you into the Clarion River Valley and alongside the dark waters of the Clarion River. This descent is followed by a climb out of the gorge to River Valley and a heart-stopping view from an 80-foot fire tower. There is also a natural overlook for the faint of heart.

As you loop back to where you began, you’ll pass through the Forest Cathedral, a virgin stand of white pine and hemlock that loggers—for some reason—left behind. Be sure and look for the plaque that proclaims the area a National Natural Landmark."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,528 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
4 hours
Spring, summer, fall
Season & Limits
Cook Forest State Park, 113 River Rd., Cooksburg; (814) 744-8407 or (800) 634-2495;
Local Contacts
USGS Cooksburg, PA
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