Rimrock Hiking Trail and Overlook

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This 1.3 mile trail offers a scenic 1 - 1 1/2 hour hike from Kinzua Beach to Rimrock Overlook. From the overlook visitors and hikers will be treated to outstanding views of the Allegheny Reservoir and surrounding hillsides.

Visitors to the overlook can explore the area's giant sandstone boulders, crevasses and rock outcrops. A set of stone steps, with handrail, allow visitors to climb "up" the boulders to the overlooks.

The majority of the trail is level with a gradual elevation change. As you climb up from the Kinzua Beach, the trail becomes steeper. The access road for the overlook, from State Route 59, is designated as a cross country ski trail during winter activity season.

The trail passes through an area heavily forested with oak. The mast from the oak trees provides food for many wildlife, including bear, deer, grouse and turkey.

Rimrock Overlook offers scenic views of Kinzua Bay, which extends southwest from the main body of the Allegheny Reservoir. Steps from the parking area to the overlook take visitors down a 200 foot elevation drop.

Rimrock brochure with map

At a Glance

Open Season: April 26 - December 12
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
  • Rimrock Recreation Area
Closest Towns: Marshburg, Warren
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Bradford Ranger District Address: 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-362-4613
Email: sm.fs.anf@usda.gov

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 12.7 miles.
  • The site is located on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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