This region is described in the book, Hiking Pennsylvania, as “a hiking trail network that is the finest in Pennsylvania — surpassing even the Appalachian Trail in total length (and some would say beauty).”  Endless miles of regional hiking trails offer breath-taking scenery, panoramic vistas, magnificent natural waterfalls, diverse forest environments, wildflowers, and possible encounters with wildlife. 

             There is a degree of solitude one will often find here that cannot easily be matched by other destinations on the east coast with such grand scenery.  Primitive backcountry tent camping is FREE and abundant along all area backpacking trails.





Our region has 4 major backpacking trails:


The West Rim Trail—30 miles along the western rim of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.  This is the most popular area hiking trail and you’ll see why after you hike it! 

It is the #1 most popular trail for a number of reasons : it’s not too challenging for most people to complete in a weekend, you can customize the length and shorten the trail, and it offers the best views of the PA Grand Canyon.  Pine Creek Outfitters is only 1 mile from the northern trailhead in Ansonia.





$15.00 Short Hikes in Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon — over 40 hikes in the Pine Creek Gorge and the surrounding Tioga State Forest.  Canyon views, waterfalls, and interesting local history are among the many highlights. 


$10.00 Short Hikes in God’s Country — over 40 hikes in Potter County and the Susquehannock State Forest.  Home to some of the most diverse and remote forests on the east coast, come see why they call this region “God’s Country.”


$15.00 Pennsylvania Grand Canyon : A Natural & Human History — by Chuck Dillon (2008): complete history of Pine Creek and the region with area photography by Curt Weinhold. 



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The Mid State Trail—320+ miles spanning from Maryland through Pennsylvania all the way to New York.  Connects to the West Rim Trail in Blackwell.  It is also part of the Great Eastern Trail.  It has several parking access points that can provide an overnight (14 miles), weekend (28 miles), or even a week long backpacking trip (62 miles) in the Pine Creek MST area.


The Susquehannock Trail System—85 mile loop trail through the heart of Potter County, aka “God’s Country.”  Trailheads at Denton Hill State Park (Northern Gateway) & Ole Bull State Park (Southern Gateway).


The Black Forest Trail—43 mile loop trail through the rugged and beautiful mountains of the PA Black Forest that is not a novice trail.  This trail will test the limits of your boots as you climb up and down the most intense hiking trail in the area. 

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