Allegheny National Forest - Twin Lakes Trail

Pennsylvania

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

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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.

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