The Allegheny National Forest is located in the north western part of Pennsylvania.
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Allegheny National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest (ANF), Pennsylvania’s only National Forest, is approximately 517,000 acres and includes land in Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren counties in the northwestern corner of the State. About 463,000 acres are forested, 42,000 acres are non-forest, and 11,000 acres are covered by water (primarily the Allegheny Reservoir). The ANF is administratively divided into two Ranger Districts:  Bradford and Marienville.

The Forest Service brought new concepts in forest management to the Allegheny Plateau -- multiple benefits and sustainability. The Organic Act of 1897 introduced the National Forest mission: to improve the forest, provide favorable conditions for water flows, and furnish a continuous supply of wood to meet people's needs. On these lands, seedlings for tomorrow's forest are the focus of forest management activities. Watersheds are managed to ensure clear water for fisheries like trout and clean drinking water for all.



ATV Trail Update

Allegheny National Forest Announces Trail Re-Opening

Effective immediately the entire length of the Timberline ATV trail is now open. Portions of the trail had been closed due to road construction. 

On-going construction and timber sale activity will still occur in the area during weekdays, but trails will be open for riding so riders should use caution. 

Riders are always advised to check the forest website or call ahead for additional information.



Ginseng Collection Prohibited on Allegheny National Forest

Ginseng populations on the Allegheny National Forest are sparse.  As such, collection for both personal and commercial use is prohibited.  Ginseng is listed as an Allegheny National Forest Regional Forester Sensitive Species, which is defined as: those species identified by a Regional Forester for which population viability is a concern as evidenced by a significant current or predicted downward trend in numbers and density.  Visit: for a complete listing of plants on the Regional Forester Sensitive Species list.

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