Maps and Publications
Whether you "hit the trail" on foot, horseback, or mountain bike, it's a good idea to do a little homework first. One excellent planning tool is a good map.
Allegheny National Forest has different map products available:
- USGS Topographic Maps
- Forest Visitor Maps S
- Motor Vehicle Use Maps
- Trail Maps
- GIS Data
To order maps by mail, please print the order form and mail it with check or money order for exact amount.
Click on a heading below to find out more about these products.
Interactive Visitor Map
Interactive Visitor Map shows recreation areas and roads on all national forests. The map is now available for mobile download, look for "Visitor Map: Map of Forest Service Lands".
Open Hunting Roads On-line Map
The information available in the Interactive Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Hunting Map is displayed as layers. Available layers include Deer Management Assistance Program unit layers, forest type and forest age class layers, roads and timber harvests.
Bear Harvest Map
Use this interactive harvest map to discover where bears were harvested in and nearby the Allegheny National Forest from 2016 to 2020. The data is from bears harvested primarily during the four-day rifle season and reported at area check stations operated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and USDA Forest Service. Information displayed includes weight, age (adult or juvenile), sex, and county and township of harvest.
- ANF Recreation Map (2016) (pdf)
- Buckaloons Recreation Area (pdf)
- Clarion River Campsites ( pdf)
- Dewdrop Recreation Area ( pdf)
- Hearts Content Recreation Area (pdf)
- Kiasutha Recreation Area ( pdf)
- Loleta Recreation Area ( pdf)
- Minister Creek Campground (pdf)
- Red Bridge Recreation Area (pdf)
- Tracy Ridge Recreation Area ( pdf)
- Twin Lakes Recreation Area (2016) ( pdf)
- Willow Bay Recreation Area ( pdf)
- Beaver Meadows Area Trail System (2006) ( pdf)
- Brush Hollow/Mill Creek Cross Country Ski/Hike Trail (2016) ( pdf)
- Bullis Hollow Trail ( pdf)
- Buzzard Swamp Trail System ( pdf)
- Hearts Content
- Hickory Creek Wilderness (pdf)
- Laurel Mill Cross Country Ski/Hike Trail (2016) ( pdf)
- Minister Creek Hiking Trail ( pdf)
- Morrison Hiking Trail (pdf)
- North Country National Scenic Trail ( pdf)
- Rimrock Hiking Trail (2015) ( pdf)
- Spring Creek Horse Trail ( pdf)
- The Old Powerhouse - Oil Country Heritage (pdf)
- Tracy Ridge Hiking Trail System (pdf)
- Timberdoodle Flats ( pdf)
- Twin Lakes Hiking Trail (2016) ( pdf)
- Westline Cross Country Ski Area (pdf)
MVUM, Visitor, Topographical and Hydrographic Maps
Click on a heading below to find out more about these products.
The MVUM Displays:
- National Forest System (NFS) roads, trails, or areas designated open to motorized travel.
- Allowed uses by vehicle class (ex. highway-legal vehicles, vehicles 50 inches or less in width and motorcycles), and
- seasonal allowances
Routes not shown on the MVUM are not open to public motor vehicle travel. Routes designated for motorized use may not always be signed on the ground but will be identified on the MVUM. It will be the public’s responsibility to reference the MVUM to stay on designated roads, trails, and areas open to motor vehicle use.
The MVUM will be updated annually to correct mapping errors and update travel decisions.
The MVUM is a black and white map with no topographic features. It is a map for legal designations of where you can travel with various motorized vehicles, but for additional reference it is best used in conjunction with other detailed maps. The MVUM is free to the public at each local offices. The MVUM is available on this website and sections of it may be printed from your home computer.
There are two ways to get a copy of an MVUM:
- Visit the Interactive Visitor Map, which shows recreation areas and roads on all national forests. The map is now available for mobile download, look for "Visitor Map: Map of Forest Service Lands". Once you zoom into Pennsylvania the information for the Allegheny National Forest will start to appear. This version is full-color.
- Download a pdf version to your computer.
A quadrangle map location diagram for quad maps is available here.
"Topographic Maps" provide the greatest level of detail and only cover small portions of a forest. The maps are available for download or purchase from the US Geological Survey website.
These maps are at a scale of 2.64 inches equals 1 mile and are in a 7 ½’ latitude by 7 ½’ longitude quadrangle format. They were derived from the U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Quadrangles, are highly detailed, and serve as the base for all other Allegheny National Forest maps. Topography is shown with a contour interval of 10 or 20 feet or 5 meters. See Allegheny quad map index to select map located on the Allegheny Map Order Form.
Topographical maps show topography of an area, boundaries between private and federal land, most roads and trails, and all water systems. For a map that shows the most up-to-date road and motorized trail information see the information on obtaining a Motor Vehicle Use Map.
Forest Recreation Map: "Visitor Maps" for each national forest and grassland provide forest-wide information on attractions, facilities, services, and opportunities. These maps are available to purchase from any Forest office or the US Geological Survey website.
This is a map of the entire Forest at a scale of ½ inch equals 1 (one) mile. It shows the road system, trails, wilderness areas, lakes, streams, developed recreation sites including camp and picnic grounds and boat landings, winter sports areas, points of interest including waterfalls, and other information beneficial to visitors. This map includes the North Country National Scenic Trail, winter recreation, snowmobiling, wildlife, canoeing, hunting, fishing and more. (2008 Edition.)
The forest visitor maps show property boundaries, private and public land, recreation areas and day use areas, major roads and towns, and major water systems. These maps DO NOT show all existing Forest Service roads. For a map that shows the most up to date road and motorized trail information see the information on obtaining a Motor Vehicle Use Maps.
This map covers the subsurface structure of the Allegheny Reservoir. The entire impoundment, both in Pennsylvania and New York, is included. Printed on waterproof and tearproof paper.
Purchasing Visitor, Topographical and Hydrological Maps
- For Hydrographic Maps there is a $3.50 shipping fee, and Pennsylvania charges 6% sales tax.
- Please allow two weeks for delivery. For large orders (25 maps or more), please allow four weeks for delivery.
- We accept check, money order or credit cards (Visa/Mastercard). Cash is accepted for in person transactions. Make checks/money orders payable to Eastern National Forest Interpretive Association (ENFIA).
- If payment is incorrect or if maps are out of stock, orders may be returned unfilled.
The USDA Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse is an online collection of digital data related to forest resources. Through the Clearinghouse you can find datasets related to forests and grasslands, including boundaries and ownership, natural resources, roads and trails, as well as datasets related to State and private forested areas, including insect and disease threat and surface water importance. You can also find downloadable map products, raster data, and links to other sources of forest resource information.
Forest Service Enterprise Data A single point of access for data collected and managed by the Agency. Use the Data Extract Tool to access data about individual forests or grasslands or about an area of interest specified on the national map. Find and download National datasets by topic area or theme or find and use map services published by the Agency.
National Datasets Data collected and managed by Forest Service programs is available in a map service and two downloadable file formats – in a shape file and an ESRI file geodatabase. Metadata is available that describes the content, source, and currency of the data. You can filter the list by the topic categories in the menu at the left to help you find information. You can view the feature classes in a single dataset by clicking on the name of the parent dataset at the bottom of the abstract.
Geospatial Data Discovery Tool The Forest Service has configured this open data site to help our partners and the public discover geospatial data published by the Agency. This tool allows users to download portions of a national dataset by Forest or by a user specified area of interest.
Allegheny National Forest (ANF) datasets that are not included as National GIS datasets are available for download on the Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA) site which is Pennsylvania's official public access open geospatial data portal. The data made available through PASDA is provided by data partners to encourage the widespread sharing of geospatial data, eliminate the creation of redundant data sets, and to further build an inventory (through the development and hosting of metadata) of available data relevant to the Commonwealth. PASDA serves as a resource for locating data throughout the Commonwealth through its data storage, interactive mapping applications, and metadata/documentation efforts. Search by keyword(s) Allegheny National Forest.