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0.9 miles

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Trail Difficulty

Very Easy

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Cook Forest Seneca Trail


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Seneca Trail is a very easy hiking trail in Cook Forest State Park near Erie, Pennsylvania. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly, but your furry kids have to be on leash. The park says "this steep trail starts at the Clarion River PA 36 Bridge and ends in the Fire Tower/Seneca Point Area. This trail offers an excellent overlook view of the Clarion River as you pass through old growth forest and 1976 tornado downed logs. Many towering hemlocks and white pines still remain. Some hemlocks here are over 145 ft. high. As you start up the trail from PA 36, there is a side trail that goes off to your left. This trail used to be lighted by natural gas lights that led you to a sulfur spring known as the old Mineral Spring. One hemlock here has been documented as the tallest found in the entire Northeastern United States!" There is camping available in Cook Forest State Park.

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Entrance Free, Camping Fees
Contact: Cook Forest State Park PO Box 120 Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120

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