This 42.8-mile drive up the acclaimed Pine Creek Valley crisscrosses Pine Creek, passes through Black Forest, and pays visits to quiet villages, creek accesses, prized trailheads, and state parks. This drive follows the shimmery invitation of Pine Creek upstream from the highway to the roadless Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania—Pine Creek Gorge. Settle back for a relaxing journey enfolded by steep canyon walls and tranquil forest. Ample stops allow you to establish a better acquaintance with the creek, valley, and canyon setting. The outdoor recreation afforded by the corridor is among the best in the state. The feeder drainages of Slate Run and Little Pine Creek add to the menu of beauty and recreation.
Special attractions: Pine Creek State Scenic Waterway access and views; Little Pine and Upper Pine Bottom state parks; Golden Eagle, Black Forest, Mid State, West Rim, and Pine Creek Rail trails; fall foliage; nesting bald eagles; blue-ribbon trout fishing, rafting, canoeing, winter sports. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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