Hickory Creek Wilderness

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Hickory Creek Wilderness

The Hickory Creek Wilderness is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Hickory Creek was designated as Wilderness in 1984 and contains 8,663 acres of gentle to moderate terrain bound by Forest Road 119 to the south and State Route 2002 and 3005 to the north. There are two major creeks in the area, East Hickory Creek and Middle Hickory Creek.

Topography ranges from 1,273 feet where East Hickory Creek exits the wilderness to 1,900 feet on the plateau. There are no particularly steep slopes. Much of the area is heavily forested, primarily with northern hardwoods such as black cherry, oak, beech, birch and hemlock. Bear, deer and turkey are common wildlife in the area.

The Hickory Creek Trail, which runs through the wilderness, is minimally signed and maintained. The rolling 12-mile loop is an easy day-hike or can become an overnight backpacking trip. The only trailhead is along State Route 2002 and the trail is marked infrequently with faded yellow or white blazes painted onto trees.

 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Wilderness trails are not groomed.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours
Fees No fee
Permit Info: No permit required
Open Season: January
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:
  • Occupancy Limits
Please note that wilderness trails are only open to foot travel. Mechanized and motorized travel is prohibited, as are hooved pack/saddle animals. Wilderness Trails are minimally signed and maintained.
Closest Towns: Tidioute, PA
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Bradford Ranger District Address: 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-362-4613
Email: r9_allegheny_nf@fs.fed.us

General Information

Directions:

From Warren

  • Travel on Main Ave
  • Turn right onto Pleasant Drive
  • Travel on State Route 3005/337/Pleasant Drive for 10.7 miles
  • At the intersection with State Route 2002/Hearts Content Road go straight (State Route 3005 will make a sharp right
  • Travel on State Route 2002/Hearts Content Road for 3.2 miles to the trailheads

From Tidioute

  • Travel on Route 62 for .5 miles
  • Turn left onto State Route 3005/337/Pleasant Drive
  • Travel on State Route 3005/337/Pleasant Drive for 13.5 miles
  • At the intersection with State Route 2002/Hearts Content Road turn right (State Route 3005 will make a sharp left
  • Travel on State Route 2002/Hearts Content Road for 3.2 miles to the trailheads

Recreation Map

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Activities


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