Cook Trail (CFSP)

  • Tower White Pine in Cook Forest State Park.


Fall Foliage

2 (miles)



Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


Cook Trail is an easy hike 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 trail starts across from River Cabin 12 and ends near the River Picnic Area near the mouth of Henry Run. It can also be accessed on Cemetery Road near the starting points of Joyce Kilmer and Bridle trails. This lightly used trail runs through a magnificent stand of old growth timber that was selectively harvested in the mid-1800s. Keep an eye open for tall eastern white pines, large eastern hemlocks, oaks, black gums, and relict American chestnut snags that have been standing since the early 1920s. Be sure to notice the CCC dynamite shack made in the 1930s." There is camping available in Cook Forest State Park.

Red Tape

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

Pennsylvania Trails

Get Directions to Cook Trail (CFSP)