Twin Lakes Hiking Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Twin Lakes Trail is the second longest trail on the Allegheny. This 15.8 mile long trail begins at the long loop of the Black Cherry National Recreation Interpretive Trail located at Twin Lakes Recreation Area and travels west to join with the North Country National Scenic Trail.

The trail is marked with gray diamonds and is designated MORE DIFFICULT and is best suited to hikers and backpackers. At the Twin Lakes Recreation Area, the trail climbs from Hoffman Run over the plateau and then drops into the headwaters of Wolf Run on its way to South Branch Tionesta Creek. After crossing South Branch Tionesta Creek and then Crane Run, a designated wilderness trout stream, the trail then climbs into the Tionesta Scenic Area. Along the trial, Wolf Run, Tionesta Creek and Crane Run are popular trout fishing streams. Portions of the trail pass through oil and gas development fields. Some sections of the trail are wet depending on the time of year.

The trail ends at the North Country National Scenic Trail in the Tionesta Scenic Area. From there hikers can continue north or south on the North Country National Scenic Trail.

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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:
  • Twin Lakes Recreation Area
The trail is clearly marked with off-white diamond-shaped markers on trees, or with decals on brown plastic posts.
Closest Towns: Kane, PA
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Marienville Ranger District
Address: 131 Smokey Lane Marienville, PA 16239
Phone: 1-814-927-6628

General Information


From Kane

  • Travel on Route 321 for 6.7 miles.
  • Turn right onto T361.
  • Travel on T361 for 1 mile.
  • T361 Turns into Twin Lakes Road.
  • Travel on Twin Lakes Road for 2.3 miles.
  • The site is located on the right.

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