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Allegheny National Forest

Allegheny National Forest

  • Pennsylvania

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Why go there?

Allegheny National Forest celebrated its 100th birthday in 2023, and most of the trees are the same age. Decades of European settlers cleared away the old-growth hemlock and beech trees for lumber and paper, wiping out local deer populations and their predators. Once the National Forest Service took over in 1923, a different forest emerged, with black cherry, red maple and sugar maple dominating. Today, Allegheny is Pennsylvania's only national forest, a wonderland of over 500,000 acres for camping, hiking and water activities. There are also over 100 miles of ATV and OHV trails with a permit.

About the Park

  • Natural

  • Camping

  • Trails

  • Horseback riding

  • Backpacking

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    41°51'52.87"N, 78°57'48.99"W

    Allegheny National Forest

    • Pennsylvania

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