Public Health Precautions

Allegheny National Forest is open to recreation, but please be prepared and recreate responsibly. We also encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests. 

Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. High-risk activities such as backcountry activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.

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Welcome to the Allegheny National Forest!

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Established in 1923, Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is Pennsylvania’s only National Forest. Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, the ANF is composed of plateau tops with elevations up to approximately 2,300 feet and valleys down to approximately 1,000 feet above sea level. The forest is approximately 517,000 acres and includes land in Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren counties in the northwestern corner of the state. The U.S. Forest Service brought new concepts in forest management to the Allegheny Plateau -- multiple benefits and sustainability. The motto "Land of Many Uses" captures the National Forest goal of a healthy, vigorous forest that provides wood products, watershed protection, a variety of wildlife habitats and recreational opportunities -- not only for us today, but in a sustainable way so future generations can enjoy these benefits, too.


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Seasonal Highlights

The trail at M-20 Trailhead.


There's over 100 miles of trail to choose from!

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Pennsylvania is home to a wide variety of flying, swimming, walking and slithering inhabitants. Here's where, and how, to view them.

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