Rimrock Overlook

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Rimrock Overlook offers a scenic view of Kinzua Bay, which extends southwest from the main body of the Allegheny Reservoir. The overlook is a 200 foot elevation drop from the parking area (via steps).

Facilities include: vault toilets, paved & gravel paths to picnic area with tables and grills.

The access road (2.5 miles) from State Route 59 is designated as a cross country ski trail during winter activity season 12/15 - 4/1.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site is open from April 14 to October 10, 2017.
Operational Hours: Daylight hours
Fees No fee
Permit Info: No permit required
Open Season: April 14 - Oct. 10
Usage: Heavy
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
  • Vehicle Use
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Public Nudity
  • Firewood
  • Controlled Substances
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
Email: r9_allegheny_nf@fs.fed.us

General Information

Directions: Rimrock is located on the Longhouse National Scenic Byway (State Route 59), about 17 miles east of Warren, PA and 23 miles west of Bradford, PA.

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Viewing Scenery

Scenic view of Allegheny Reservoir. Enjoy a walk through large rock outcroppings
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Viewing Plants

Rimrock access road goes through a heavily forested area with abundant Mountain Laurel.
SpeciesMountain Laurel blooms in early June, peak leaf color occurs the second week of October.
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

Over 70 species of game and non-game fish live in the Allegheny National Forest. Over 300 dspecies of mammals, including raccoon, gray squirrel, snowshoe hare, red and gray fox, beaver, mink, and muskrat as well as game species suck as white-tailed deer, black bear and wild turkey.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


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Scenic Driving

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Winter Sports

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