Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Jakes Rock in the Fall

Wander on hardened paths through the woods to the overlook. Stand on the rock outcrop overlook to see expansive views of Jackson Bay on the Allegheny Reservoir, Kinzua Dam and the surrounding forest.

As you walk look for the wide array of fungus in multiple colors that grows along the path.  Stop and wonder at the trees growing through, and sometimes on, the large boulders.  But beware of tree roots along the path.  Picnic in the shade of the trees after your walk.


At a Glance

Operational Hours: Daylight hours
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
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 10 miles.
  • Turn right onto Longhouse National Scenic Byway.
  • Travel on Longhouse National Scenic Byway for 1 mile.
  • Turn right onto Forest Road 492.
  • Travel on Forest Road 492 for 1 mile.
  • Follow Forest Road 492 to the right when it splits and follow it to the parking area, approximately 1 mile.

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Picnic tables
Interpretive Site
Parking 2 parking areas