Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trailhead offers access to the 33 mile interconnecting Tracy Ridge Hiking Trail System. Facilities include a hardened parking area and informational signing. Vault restrooms and pump water are available within the nearby Tracy Ridge Campground. The area lies within the Tracy Ridge section of the Congressionally designated Allegheny National Recreation Area (NRA) created to preserve and protect natural scenic, cultural, scientific, and wildlife values and to provide for enhanced dispersed recreation opportunities.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trailhead for Tracy Ridge, this trail is not groomed.
Operational Hours: Open 24 Hours
Fees No fee
Permit Info: No permit required
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No motorized use permitted within the National Recreation Area (NRA). 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:
  • Firewood
Closest Towns: Bradford, 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:

From Bradford

  • Travel on Route 346 for 13.9 miles.
  • Turn left on PA-321 S.
  • Travel south on PA-321 for 3 miles.
  • The site is on the right.

Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Hiking

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Backpacking

The trail is marked with off-white markers. The North Country Trail portion of this trail system is marked with blue markers.

Segment lengths vary from 0.13 miles to the longest segment of over 5 miles. There are two trailheads for Tracy Ridge, one in the Tracy Ridge Recreation Area on Forest Road 270. The other is the Johynny Cake Trailhead on Forest Road 321. The northenmost trailhead for the North Country National Scenic Trail is located near Willow Bay Recreation Area on Forest Road 346, it's a 3.96 mile hike from that trailhead to where the North Country Trail intersects with the Tracy Ridge Trail.

Fire InformationCampfires are permitted if maintained in a fire ring, and completely extinguished.
Elevation descEasy portions to most difficult.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

This trail is located within the Allegheny National Recreation Area (NRA), which is one of the few roadless areas of the Forest. The Allegheny NRA was established by Congress in 1984 as part of the Pennsylvania Wilderness Act. The primary purposes of the NRA is to preserve and protect natural scenic, cultural, scientific, and wildlife values and to provide for enhanced dispersed recreation opportunities. Only limited vegetative management activities are permitted, and then, only to meet recreation or wildlife needs.

This is a 33.69 mile (54.52 kilometer) trail system of interconnecting loops. The trail is marked with off-white markers. The North Country Trail portion of this trail system is marked with blue markers.

Fire InformationCampfires are permitted if maintained in a fire ring, and completely extinguished.
Elevation desc2245' to 1348' drop in elevation
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Other Activities

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Winter Sports

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