Morrison Hiking Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trailhead offers access to the 12.6 mile (20.27 kilometer) Morrison loop trail. The three loops offer a 2-day backpacking experience or a short day hike. This trail leads to Morrison Campground, a boat access located on Kinzua Bay of the Allegheny Reservoir.

Slopes along the reservoir and along the small streams are steep. Large boulders can be found on the steeper hillsides. Most of the area is heavily forested in second growth timber; primarily oak and hickory. Hemlock is found in small groves along the streams, and some magnificent old white pines can be found in scattered locations.

Mid to late June provides a perfect opportunity to view the Mountain Laurel, the Pennsylvania State flower. Opportunities to view wildlife, deer, squirrel, grouse, and turkey are also good.

Native trout stream along back section of trail loop offers great fishing opportunities.

These trails are open for winter hiking. Remember to dress in layers appropriate for the weather conditions.

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At a Glance

Fees No fee
Permit Info: No permit required
Open Season: January - December
Usage: Light
Restrictions: As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Allegheny National Forest. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forest. Applicable Orders for this Site:
  • Allegheny Reservoir
Closest Towns: Warren, PA
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Bradford Ranger District Address: 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-362-4613

General Information


From downtown Warren

  • Travel south on Route 6/Crescent Park Drive for 2 miles.
  • Turn left/east onto Route 59.
  • Travel east on Route 59 for 13.5 miles.
  • Trailhead is located on the right.

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