Hiking

Redbank Valley Trail

Redbank Valley Trail spans 51 miles long and currently being developed and improved mainly by volunteers. It was recognized by DCNR as PA’s first Trail of the Year for 2014 due to its scenic beauty, connections to other trails and the amazing dedication and hard work of their volunteers.

The Redbank Valley Trail’s mission is:

Promote the conversion, maintenance, and management of the railroad right-of-way into the Redbank Valley Trail for recreation and fitness use.

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Baker Trail

The Baker Trail was established in 1950 and named for the late Pittsburgh attorney, Horace Forbes Baker. The Baker Trail is a state-designated 133-mile hiking and backpacking trail, following forest paths, old jeep trails, paved roads and dirt roads through woods, farmlands, and along rivers and creeks.

The mission of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy is:

Raising awareness of the benefits of community trails, getting more people interested in physical activities, getting more people to experience the beauty of our region and the natural world, and helping people see our region as active and vibrant.

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North County Trail

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Group Association Photo.

A very inviting set up steps.

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Great camping spot!

The Clarion Chapter of the North Country Trail Association is made up of a number volunteers and hiking enthusiastic. The Clarion Chapters mission is:

Building, maintaining, & promoting the North Country Trail in Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

Clarion Chapter’s section of the NCT features majestic old growth forests, the Wild & Scenic Clarion River, multiple opportunities for wildlife viewing and a taste of rural Pennsylvania. Our portion of the trail begins at the Southern boundary of the Allegheny National Forest. The trail shares a pathway with the Baker Trail as it passes through Clear Creek State Forest’s Maple Creek Tract and Cook Forest State Park. At Henry Run Waterfall along the Clarion River, the NCT leaves Baker Trail and continues through Clear Creek State Forest through the Gravel Lick area and along a remote section of the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River. Leaving the Clear Creek State Forest area, the trail heads Southwest through State Game Lands and private property in the scenic Toby Creek watershed. After Crossing State Route 322 and a few miles later, State Route 66, there is a very nice section of trail entering PA Game Land 63 after a short walk on East End Road. Passing through State Game Lands 63 and private property the NCNST joins with the Allegheny Valley Trails Associations’ Clarion Highlands, Sandy Creek and Allegheny River Trails. On this gentle gradient Rails-to-Trails hike, one can soak in the serenity of the countryside and get a taste of the local culture and history. This blue blazed route contains several pedestrian safe bridges and three tunnels, two of which require flashlights.

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