Allegheny National Forest - Twin Lakes Trail

Pennsylvania

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 30,000 miles of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Allegheny National Forest - Twin Lakes Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Elk, Warren
Length: 16.6 miles
Trail end points: Twin Lakes Recreation Area and North Country Trail
Trail surfaces: Dirt, Grass
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6031979
Trail activities: Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now

Allegheny National Forest - Twin Lakes Trail Description

This trail passes through a variety of pleasing landscapes. The area near Crane Run is especially scenic. The trail is marked with white diamonds. The skill level of this trail is rated more difficult.

The Twin Lakes Trail ends at the North Country Trail, which is 96.3 miles long in the Allegheny National Forest. This end of the Twin Lakes Trail is within the Tionesta Scenic Area, which is a 4000 acre tract of old-growth forest purchased by the federal government in 1936. The old-growth consists of 300-400 year old beech, hemlock and sugar maple. The primary purpose of the Scenic Area is to protect this unique area of national significance for recreational enjoyment.

Parking and Trail Access

The Twin Lakes trailhead is located at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area off of SR 321 between Kane and Wilcox.

You can also park at the Brush Hollow Trailhead located 10 miles north of Ridgway on SR 948. This trailhead provides access to the Mill Creek Trail, which connects to the Twin Lakes Trail near Forest Road 138.

Reviews

Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Nearby Trails

Allegheny National Forest - Mill Creek Trail

Pennsylvania - 5.6 miles

The Mill Creek Trail serves as a connector between Twin Lakes Recreation Area and the Brush Hollow Trail. Just south of Forest Road 138, the Mill...

Allegheny National Forest - Brush Hollow XC Ski Trail

Pennsylvania - 7.7 miles

This trail is not groomed. Three stacked loops offer a variety of hiking and skiing opportunities at a range of difficulty levels. The trail starts...

Marienville Bike Trail

Pennsylvania - 23.3 miles

The Marienville Bike Trail is part of a system of roads and trails in the Allegheny National Forest. The trails are open to mountain bikes, trail...

Accordion

Knox Kane Rail Trail

Pennsylvania - 3.8 miles

A 3.8-mile section of northern Pennsylvania's Knox Kane Rail Trail opened in McKean County in 2018. The crushed-stone pathway runs through a largely...

Kinzua Valley Trail

Pennsylvania - 6 miles

Deep within the Allegheny National Forest lies a rail-trail with a past. The Kinzua Valley Trail follows the route of the former Kinzua and Hemlock...

Allegheny National Forest - Deerlick XC Ski Trail

Pennsylvania - 9 miles

This trail is not groomed. The trail is a combination of logging roads, railroad grades and pipelines that offer challenges to a wide range of skill...

Clarion-Little Toby Trail

Pennsylvania - 18 miles

The Clarion-Little Toby Trail lets you venture on the wild side for 18 miles as it traverses remote state hunting grounds adjoining the Allegheny...

Kinzua Bridge Skywalk

Pennsylvania - 0.2 miles

hough it may only be 600 feet long, the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk is a special treat for history buffs and thrill seekers alike. Situated within Kinzua...

West Creek Recreational Trail

Pennsylvania - 19.5 miles

The West Creek Recreational Trail connects St. Marys and Emporium in a forested area of northern Pennsylvania known as elk country. The 19.5-mile...

Allegheny National Forest - Minister Creek Trail

Pennsylvania - 6.6 miles

This moderately difficult trail features great views of Minister Creek and passes by several outstanding rock outcropings, the latter about 1 mile...

Blaisdell-Emery Trail

Pennsylvania - 3.8 miles

The Blaisdell-Emery Trail follows an abandoned railroad bed between South Bradford and the borough of Lewis Run. This scenic trail parallels Tunungant...

Shawmut Trail

Pennsylvania - 0.6 miles

The Shawmut Trail begins in the southwest corner of the small, charming community of Smethport and continues southwest out of town along Marvin Creek....

Download the TrailLink mobile app and take TrailLink with you!
Build trails nationwide + pick your FREE 2019 RTC member t-shirt!
Be Part of the Movement to Support the Great American Rail-Trail!

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

OR