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0.2 miles

Trail Type


Trail Difficulty

Very Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)


USGS Quad Map(s):  Cook Forest State Park Map

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Red Eft Trail


  • Apple Tree in Cook Forest State Park in Pennsylvania.

Activities & Features


Red Eft 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 short but steep trail connects Longfellow Trail to Toms Run Trail. This hike may remind you of a rainforest as you traverse an old growth, forested wetland through a series of bridges and steps. As you walk this trail, keep your eyes open for the elusive “red eft,” the bright orange, nomadic life stage of the red spotted newt." 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

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